Information for New Reception Parents

Welcome to St James’ Lanehead Church of England Primary School.


Meet Our EYFS Team


                       Mrs O'Brien

                     Class Teacher


         Mrs Cockcroft

     Teaching Assistant


Mrs Bond

Teaching Assistant


Mrs Wilkinson

Teaching Assistant


After the application process closes (in January) and you receive your child’s place (in April) we then begin the preparations for your child starting with us in September.

As part of welcoming you to our school family, we invite you to confirm your acceptance of the school place via email and you will also be sent information on how to download our school app for all updates relating to your child starting with us.

Once we have spoken to yourselves and you have downloaded the school app, we will then get in touch with your child’s nursery/childminder so that we can begin to get to know your child.

As we are unable to carry out home visits at this time, we propose to arrange to call you by telephone to introduce ourselves and gather information you feel is relevant to share.

Please feel free to contact the school office should you have any questions, thank you.


We have just recently acheived the Step with Boys award in EYFS, please see our certificate below: 


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Take a look at the video below for a tour around Ash Class.

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About Us

St James' LaneheadCofE Primary School

St James’ Lanehead is a Church school with a big heart and a passion for its community. At St James’ Lanehead we all pride ourselves on acting with dignity and integrity.

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St James' Lanehead Primary SchoolBriercliffe Road, Burnley BB10 2NH

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