Abbey Lane Primary School A GSG School
- Abbey Lane Primary School
- Head: Mrs Maxine Stafford
- T 01142 745054
- F 01142 746708
- E enquiries@abbe…effield.sch.uk
- W www.abbeylanep…ryschool.co.uk
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 4 to 11
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Sheffield
- Pupils: 577
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Good on 19th February 2014
- Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 2nd October 2009
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the Good Schools Guide says..
Pleasant view of thickly wooded hill behind playground, which is equipped with climbing wall, gazebos and a train-shaped climbing frame. Woodland area just used...A well regarded and in most respects successful school that needs to work harder on its communication...
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What The Good Schools Guide saysPleasant view of thickly wooded hill behind playground, which is equipped with climbing wall, gazebos and a train-shaped climbing frame. Woodland area just used...A well regarded and in most respects successful school that needs to work harder on its communication skills...
Since April 2012, Mrs Maxine Stafford (40s), previously deputy and acting head. Commended in Ofsted report for maintaining high standards but viewed by parents as unapproachable and lacking in warmth. Ones we spoke to (she refused to meet us) feel she does not listen in a sympathetic way to their concerns, which she sees as criticism, and is immediately on the defensive – 'I dread the day I have to have dealings with her,' said one. 'She always has the deputy head with her – I felt quite intimidated,' said another. While most of the