Button Lane, Manchester, Lancashire, M23 0ND

0161 945 1965

Button Lane Primary School

Only the best is good enough


We are always keen to welcome parents and carers, wherever possible, into school life. It is really important to us to work together with all parents and carers to make sure they are happy with the education we provide for their children, and to make sure we’re aware of any issues that might affect their child.

We encourage parents to regularly help with a range of activities such as reading with children, helping out in class, participating in WOW Time, trips, concerts and whole school events. 

Communication with Parents and Carers

As a staff we endeavour to establish a good relationship with all parents and carers.
We have open evenings during the school year so that we can meet with parents and carers to discuss their child’s progress. All children receive reports at the end of the school year.

If you have a concern with your child then please contact their class teacher to make an appointment to meet them.

If you require some further support then please arrange to speak to the Phase Leader or a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Teaching staff are usually available after school.

Supporting Your Child’s Learning

There are many ways in which you can support and encourage your child to do well at school. This may include:

  • Play with and talk to your child. Ask them about their day, what they did and what they enjoyed. Talking in full sentences is very beneficial too.
  • Read bedtime stories to your child as often as possible. Talk about the pictures and the stories with your child.
  • Regularly visit your local library and select fun books to read with your child.
  • Limit the amount of time your child watches television. Research has shown that children who watch a lot of T.V. have a less developed vocabulary and do less well at school.
  • Take your child to parks and museums. They are free, and are great fun!
  • Make sure your child gets enough sleep. Children up to 10 years may still need up to 10 hours sleep a night.
  • Support your child with their homework. If you are unsure about a task yourself, please do not hesitate to ask for help at school.
  • Make sure your child eats a healthy diet. If your child takes a packed lunch to school, ensure it contains appropriate food, such as sandwiches, yoghurt and fruit. Please do not give them lots of chocolate, crisps, biscuits or cakes.
  • Walk to school if possible; ensure your child gets regular exercise.
  • Make sure your child attends school every day, unless they are unwell.
  • Make sure your child is dressed appropriately for school, this includes a warm coat in the winter and suitable footwear. See the uniform area on our website.

We produce a weekly newsletter to keep parents and carers up to date with school news. Our website is up to date and includes information about the curriculum, our inspection reports and school policies, as well as news and lots of children’s work and opportunities for interacting with school.

Friends of Button Lane is an important part of school life. The events organised make a significant contribution to school funds and our chosen charity and are a brilliant way of making our school into a real community.


School Uniform



School Meals


School Calendar

Friends of Button Lane


KS1 & KS2 SAT's

If your child is in Y2 or Y6 they will be doing there SAT's tests in May. We have had our parents meeting about these tests earlier in the year, however, if you were unable to make the meeting there is a short video that you can watch which will explain the tests to you. Just visit the Y2 (KS1) or Y6 (KS2) pages in the curriculum section of our website for the links.

Internet Safety

Today we held a meeting for parents about Internet safety. For the parents who were unable to attend our meeting we thought it might be useful if we put a few links below to websites and information that you can access.


Safer Internet

Think you know 

NSPCC - online safety