Our School

Head Teacher's Welcome

January 2018

January 2018


Welcome to our website!


I am very proud to be the Headteacher of this busy and successful school which children attend eagerly, leave with regret and remember with pride.


Our popular school is continuing to grow and we currently have over 390 children on roll. In September 2015, we moved into a brand new, two storey, two form intake school, which will eventually cater for over 400 pupils. It is a great building and the children love it.


Our OFSTED (June 2014) was very positive, particularly praising the school for the levels the children reach in reading and writing. The EYFS is a strength of the school, where all children make good progress through the good balance of focussed teaching and continuous provision, where the children learn through their own chosen learning activities. We are now striving to be an Outstanding school and we feel we already have lots of outstanding teaching in school.


We have a teaching curriculum to meet the needs of all learners. The teachers engage the children by focussing learning around the children’s interests, we learn outside at every opportunity. The children have great pride in their books, and rightly so.


Our teachers are all committed to ensuring lessons are engaging and children enjoy them. During book week, Mesne Lea was transformed into Hogwarts.  Spiderman, Captain America, Transformers, Bella and numerous spiders and snakes have been recent visitors! The children enjoy many visits and trips, including two residential holidays. We are looking forward to taking delivery of our new mini-bus so that we can enhanced the opportunities we can offer.


The teachers, teaching assistants and PTA all support the school and ensure that there is a lot going on for pupils. From our ‘famous’ Halloween parties to extra-curricular clubs: Italian, dance, model-making, choir and cooking to name a few. to our Christmas fairs. We encourage all children to enjoy the wider opportunities that we provide for them.


We have always been successful in the sporting arena. Last year the netball team won the end of year rally. We also compete against other schools in: football (including girls’ football) cross country, hockey, handball, tag rugby and athletics.


Alongside other leaders at school, I am determined to lead the school to an Outstanding judgement – we are already on the way!  I am also equally determined that the children at Mesne Lea experience all the opportunities that Primary children should have and they enjoy the best years of their lives, whilst becoming life-long learners.


We hope you find the website useful, but please contact us should you have any further comments or queries.





Mrs J Finlay



We are an Operation Encompass school.


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