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Our School



Welcome Message from the Headteacher

Our school was built in 1879. The Victorian building has a quirky charm and many original features. Inside, it is bright and welcoming with a warm and friendly atmosphere.

We have 5 classrooms, Rabbits, Badgers, Hedgehogs, Squirrels and Foxes and a 42 place Nursery.

Tuel Lane staff are enthusiastic, skilled and have boundless energy!!

Most children leaving Tuel Lane at the end of Key Stage 1 (aged 7) transfer to Christ Church Junior School. From there, they can attend Ryburn Valley High School or Sowerby Bridge High School. Each year some children successfully pass entrance exams to Crossley Heath School or North Halifax Grammar.

During our OFSTED inspection (July 2013) the school was highly praised.

The Inspector said: This is a good school with a friendly and helpful atmosphere.”

  • Pupils of all abilities make good progress in reading, writing and maths.
  • The curriculum is stimulating, exciting and takes into account pupils’ interests.
  • Behaviour is good; children are happy to come to school and are keen to learn.
  • Teaching throughout school is good, some is outstanding.
  • Parents overwhelmingly support the school’s caring and nurturing learning environment
  • The Headteacher’s high expectations are shared by the staff, governing body and parents.

Our intention is to help every pupil to be happy, healthy, confident and successful. We are proud of our safe, engaging, child- friendly environment. Our children work together and care for each other.

The school holds the National Healthy Schools Award and Activemark. These awards recognise our commitment to health and well-being through healthy eating, the enjoyment of physical activity and strong teaching of personal and social education.

We have been awarded Dyslexia Friendly School Status. We are experts in Early Years education and committed to recognising and meeting the needs of every child in our school.



We are proud to hold the ‘Sing-Up’ Gold Standard Award
for the teaching of singing, performance and celebration of music.



The relationship between home and school is very important to us. We believe that families and schools must work closely together.
We make sure Tuel Lane is open, approachable and welcoming to parents at all times. Parents are involved in Family Learning, open days and frequent consultations.

You are very welcome to come and look around school, meet the staff and talk to the children.

I am very proud of our school and of the flying start it gives to our young pupils.

I look forward to meeting you.


Judy Shaw


The School Day

School opens at 8.50am in the mornings.

Lunchtime is between 12o’clock and 1pm.

The school day ends at 3.15pm.

Nursery sessions times are;

8.50am – 11.20am


(If Nursery children are staying for a full day, they have lunch from 11.30)