Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to the website for Lightcliffe CE Primary School.  We hope to use this website as one element of communication in our drive to fulfil our mission ‘To work in partnership to educate, nurture and empower.’  We hope the website will enable you to discover the ways in which Lightcliffe CE Primary School stretches pupils academically, supports them pastorally and helps them to develop socially and spiritually.

At Abbey Multi Academy Trust we are passionate about making a difference to the lives of all our children. They are at the heart of everything we do and we strive to inspire learners and change their lives as a result of our educational provision. We want all our schools to be the best they can be and for each child to discover the skills, abilities, talents and interests that lie within them as well as giving them safety, security and the skills they will need to be active, responsible citizens and happy, caring adults in the future.  Our aim, quite simply, is to do the very best for children and recognise their individuality and uniqueness.  Childhood is a special and wonderful time and no-one gets a second chance at it.

The primary and secondary schools within Abbey Multi Academy Trust are prepared to truly collaborate. The schools have a desire to question, change and innovate to ensure that what they provide enables our children to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.

We work as active partners both formally, as part of our growing Multi Academy Trust and informally, in the collaborative work we do with the Diocese, local universities, local and national business and our local community.

I welcome you to explore our website or visit our school where you can learn more about our aim to work in partnership to educate, nurture and empower.

Mrs Helen Pratten

Co-CEO/Executive Headteacher (Primary)

I am incredibly proud to be Head Teacher of Lightcliffe C of E Primary School and I have the great pleasure in welcoming you to our school website. Our school is a two-form entry primary school which has been at the heart of the community for over 150 years. We are a Church of England school and Christian Values permeate everything we do. We want to work in partnership with parents and families, creating positive relationships that will enable your child to flourish and giving them the opportunity to succeed.

Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision. We hope that our website will provide you with an insight into the distinctive nature of Lightcliffe C of E Primary School and the many opportunities children are given to allow them to grow into well-informed, well-rounded, and socially responsible individuals. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information or to arrange a school visit.

Mr G Hilton


Lightcliffe CE Primary School

Wakefield Road

Tel: 01422 202 235

Registered Office:

Abbey Multi Academy Trust
c/o Chapter House
Abbey Grange Church of England Academy
Butcher Hill
LS16 5EA
Registered Company Number: 07705552