Lum Head Primary School, Gatley


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Welcome to Lum Head Primary School, Gatley

Diverse, Nurturing, Aspirational 


As the Headteacher of Lum Head Primary School I am proud to welcome you to our website. I hope it provides you with a glimpse into the life of the school and the information you are looking for.  If after searching the website you still require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact school.

Lum Head is at the heart of the Gatley and Heald Green community and provides a Diverse, Nurturing and Aspirational learning environment, it’s in our DNA.  From the moment you come into our school, the learning atmosphere envelops you and you are at ease. Visitors to our classrooms frequently comment on the calm but purposeful working environment and the happy students.


I want our children to be the very best that they can be, we encourage them to have high aspirations.  From Reception through to Year 6 we teach them the skills needed to become self-regulated learners.  We use evidence-based strategies and research to constantly improve the teaching in our school.  Our children embrace daily learning challenges, applying a cycle of plan, monitor and evaluate to establish good learning habits, building on their success to become independent learners.


I am proud of our children and our school community and we make sure we take time to celebrate our achievements.


At Lum Head, I have a dedicated team of enthusiastic professionals who have a shared vision of what is needed to provide the Diverse, Nurturing and Aspirational ethos that enables learners to achieve their best in a happy and purposeful atmosphere.  I recognise the commitment from staff. parents, families, Governors, PTA and above all our children. 


Please explore the website and contact me if you want to find out more about this vibrant school in the heart of your community.  I would love to have the chance to show you around the school as I am so proud of who we are.


Phil Ryan

Head Teacher


If you would like further details, or to make an appointment to visit the school, please contact the school office on 0161 428 7992 or email  We look forward to welcoming you to Lum Head Primary School, Gatley.