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

Executive Headteacher (Primary)

Welcome to Lightcliffe School!

We are proud of the fact that for over 140 years the school has been at the heart of the community of Lightcliffe.

We believe strongly in a partnership between the home and the school, which will unlock each child’s full potential. Our Aim, as indicated in the Mission Statement, is to give everyone the opportunity to succeed.

We hope that you will find the information contained within this website both helpful and informative. You will find details of a practical nature, but also an indication of the type of school we are. We value the contribution of all aspects of the curriculum in developing a child’s understanding of the world around them, whilst obviously ensuring that the basic skills necessary in life are well grounded.

The way children relate to one another and how we relate to them, to you the parents and the community at large is also important to us. We encourage what we hope is a climate of participation and mutual trust built on Christian values.

We do know, however, that things can go wrong. Please let us know about anything you are worried or unhappy about. We really would prefer you to discuss it with us.

We like to hear good news as well, so do please let us know that too!

We look forward to receiving your child into school.

We hope that Evan Charles Sutherland Walker would still be proud today of the school he so generously founded for the parish of Lightcliffe. “Not,” he said, “for any personal glorification, but for an honest desire to do good.”

Mr Charles Woodbridge


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