Long Lane Primary School is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled School. It is funded by Derbyshire County Council. We have close links with the Parish Church of Christ Church, Long Lane and with its Rector, Rev Jane Legh.
As a church school we welcome families from the Christian faith, other faiths or no faith.
The school serves the villages of Long Lane, Lees and Dalbury, Thurvaston, Osleston, and Trusley. However, parents can request permission for a child to be admitted from outside this area. Such requests are put before the Governing Body with parents having the right to appeal. Parents considering sending a child to this school are welcome to visit at any time by prior arrangement.
Our children usually join us on the September before their fifth birthday and stay with us until they transfer to secondary school at eleven. At the time of writing, there are 31 children on roll, organised into two classes (Infant and Junior).
Our School was built in 1866, soon after the church. We are fortunate to have a very pleasant playing field adjacent to the school in addition to the playground.
School meals are cooked on the premises and we operate a family dining system. Children of all ages sit together in small groups with members of staff and the older children assist with laying tables, serving meals and clearing away. All the children look forward to lunch times, which are a valuable social occasion. A few children prefer to bring a packed lunch. This is acceptable. We are required to give the catering service two weeks notice should children wish to change from school lunch to sandwiches or vice verse. We have a whole school food policy as a Health Promoting School.