The Little Lever Way



We are very proud that not only is Little Lever one of the most improved schools in the country, it has recently been judged GOOD in every category by Ofsted and continues to move from strength to strength!

We have a very simple core purpose which is to help every student achieve things they never thought they could. Ultimately the most important people in a school are the students, your children. Understanding every child is unique and special is essential to enabling students to learn and achieve. The students in our care shape our decision making because we want to ensure every child feels ‘10 feet’ tall when they walk into our building because we believe in them. No matter who you are or where you come from you can do great things at Little Lever!

Our students and parents are actively involved in our decision making. They help us to continue to improve the school and contribute to designing our curriculum and modifying our policies and practice. We value the views of our students and parents. We are not scared to listen and will act in collaboration with students and parents where necessary.

We expect the best and demand high standards from our students because in our experience when you expect great things from young people they tend to rise to the challenge.

We have a curriculum that allows students to be successful in the classroom, but we place equal importance on the activities students do outside of the classroom. We want to give all our students experiences and memories that they will never forget in their time at Little Lever. Our New York trip, canoeing down the Ardeche, skiing in Italy, our brass band tour to Germany and our weekly enrichment activities where students can gain industry standard first aid qualifications, learn to mountain bike or join in with our ‘bake off’ are a few examples of the opportunities available to students.

We have a dedicated, friendly and passionate team of staff who are determined to ensure your children receive the highest standard of education. We invest heavily in staff training because we want your children to have the very best teachers and we work hard to ensure we are always using the very best teaching strategies.

In recent years Little Lever has gained national recognition for the GCSE outcomes students have achieved, the innovative work we have done with our curriculum and staff training initiatives. We work with many of the top performing schools in the country and have developed strong networks with these schools where we share and collaborate on the very best practice.

Little Lever has been oversubscribed for the last 4 years as we continue to rapidly improve. Our young people leave with excellent GCSE results and set of rich experiences that we hope has shaped them for life beyond the school gate.

Kind regards,
Mr Mckeon, Principal