Lomeshaye Junior School has provided excellent education for the children of the Lomeshaye and Whitefield areas of Nelson for 140 years, having been founded in 1865. It is a popular choice of school for parents of the local community.
Education is provided for children between the ages of 7 and 11, and the school has approximately 360 pupils on roll. Pupils are admitted on completion of Key Stage One, the majority coming from Whitefield Infant School. The school has grown to a three-form entry since September 2012 with an admission number of 90 pupils per year group.
The pupils are supported in their learning by a team of dedicated Teaching Assistants and a Pastoral Safeguarding support worker. We operate a School Council and a School Prefect system as well as a pupil management team who make decisions about our curriculum. Many extra curricular activities are offered to our pupils both at lunchtimes and after school.
The general running of the school is efficiently and effectively managed by a committed team of administrative and auxiliary staff.
The school offers a vibrant, changing environment as it continues to develop and move forward with an enthusiastic team of professionals who work hard to raise standards whilst providing a calm, happy environment for our children. We offer many varied opportunities to both staff and pupils in their personal and academic development.
We have a well equipped school and a pleasant and stimulatiry work environment. All classes have Promethean Interactive whiteboards and desktop computers
The Library and English Resource Centre is extremely well stocked, well managed and used. The ICT technician manages the schools Computer Suite, and mini suites. Most classrooms are situated around a main hall with additional group teaching areas,an inclusion room and dedicated classroom for the teaching of music.
The school boasts a Parent / Community multi-purpose room that is also used by staff and pupils. The Parental Involvement Officer manages this facility ensuring the parents have access to various courses and events in promoting life-long learning.
For our PE lessons we have a sports hall and pupils in Year4 are also taught how to swim at the local pool . Our playground has seated quiet areas and a walled garden area.
The school also has a modernised, fully equipped, kitchen where meals are cooked for pupils who stay for a midday meal.
Staff have a dedicated work area for PPA time and a modern, well equipped, relaxing staffroom that promotes a social atmosphere and provides for staff well being.
We look forward to showing you around our school to meet our polite, well behaved pupils and our helpful, friendly staff.