Ferney Lee Primary School

Great things happen here

Ferney Lee Road, Todmorden,
Lancs, OL14 5NR

01706 254848


What’s happening at Ferney Lee?

We are delighted to share with you that Ofsted agree that we are a

GOOD school in ALL areas, following our inspection in February 2023.

As you know, we are committed to continuing to improve our school so that every child reaches their full potential, no matter what their starting point.

Well done to everybody within the Ferney Lee Family!

School News

Health and Safety update:

We are delighted to announce that, following an audit by the LA, we have maintained our Outstanding 5 star rating in Health and Safety.  Well done to the whole team and especially Matthew, our site supervisor, who took a lead role in the audit.  


World Book Day


World Down Syndrome Day 


We had two celebration days last half term.

For World Book Day we dressed up as our favourite characters and enjoyed a day of fun activities to promote the love of reading.


We also came to school wearing our favourite and wackiest socks in celebration of recognising everyone's uniqueness for World Down Syndrome Day.  It was fantastic to see and hear the conversations around school about everyone being different - showing our Open-Minded RAINBOW Value.

Letters to the community...

An Action Team, managed by Sylvie in Year 5 wrote letters to members of our community who are feeling lonely or isolated.  The children showed their RAINBOW VALUES and hand-wrote and illustrated their letters which were distributed by one of our parents in the hope that they spread a little cheer.

  We were delighted the receive some lovely letters, cards and illustrations back from our pen pals who said they were overjoyed to receive the letters.

The Action Team are busy writing their next letters to their cross-generational pen pals, which aims to develop mutual learning and growth.

Well done to you all! 

Well-being Ambassadors

Mrs Kidd has been proud to announce our new Well-being Ambassadors.

Nina, Sirine, Tamzin, Neraya and Emily have shown how RESPONSIBLE, INDEPENDENT and OPEN-MINDED they are since taking on the role.  Mrs Kidd and the team have met to decide what the group want to achieve and the first thing they have decided on is to use some of our fundraising money to buy a 'BUDDY BENCH' for the playground.

The children have been awarded their special badges and blue high-vis vests to wear out on the playground so that they can be easily found if anyone needs any help or a listening ear!

Christmas Fair

We had an amazing turn out for our Christmas Fair with lots of stalls, games and activities on offer.  Each class hosted their stall which ranged from a chocolate tombola, a bottle pull, Save the Present game, to Reindeer hot chocolate, a bauble game and a book/toy sale.

We also had a group of families and friends who organised other activities including a raffle, train game and 'food from around the world' stall.

We were pleased to offer a warm welcome to the Mayor of Todmorden on his first visit to our new school!

Thank you to everyone who came and supported us to raise a staggering £1065!

This will go towards our fundraising plans to buy new playground equipment.

A further thank you to all the local businesses who kindly and generously donated prizes for our raffle and tombola. 

Children in Need

 Our fundraising day for Children in Need was a fantastic success.  Thank you to everyone who has given so generously to this worthy cause.


Well done to Hope, Zain and August who were voted for the top prizes for the cake competition and to Mrs Dobson and the School Council for organising such a fun week of activities. 

Music for the Many Orchestra

Our budding musicians have been working incredibly hard again this year with the Music for the Many team to learn a range of instruments.  They showcased their talents at Todmorden High School for an evening performance with the orchestra made up of musicians from different schools in Todmorden.  It was a wonderful event, offering our children more opportunities to play for a wider audience.  Well done to everyone involved!



Safeguarding concerns

Should you have any concerns about the safety and welfare of one of our children, please use the form below to get in touch with one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads.


Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is:

Meggie Whittem, 


Our Deputy Safeguarding Leads are:

Anne Dobson, 


Kelly Williams


or you can contact the Multi Agency Screening Team (MAST) directly on 01422 393336.

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Community News

Todmorden in Bloom - Bug Hotel competition

A huge well done to Luna and Habeebah who were worthy winners for Ferney Lee's entries into the 'bug hotel' competition organised by Todmorden in Bloom.  Out of 234 entries across the Todmorden schools, we were delighted that Habeebah's design was chosen as the overall winner!  

It was an honour to attend a special presentation evening in the Mayor's parlour at the Town Hall, where Habeebah was awarded a special framed certificate.

We look forward to seeing her design come to life when her bug hotel has been made and positioned in Patmos Gardens.  I'm sure the pollinators of Todmorden will love their new hotel!!  

Science Week 

A big thank you to Todmorden Weir Engineering for coming into school during Science Week and inspiring our young scientists.  The children had great fun designing and making cars and testing them to see how far they could travel. 

We have also designed trophies and look forward to seeing the winning designs made in real life using a 3D printer.  

Todmorden Hippodrome Christmas Tree Competition

We have enjoyed making lots of handmade decorations for this years Christmas Tree Festival.  We are proudly raising money for Music for the Many as our chosen charity.  

Year 2 Multi-skills interschool competition winners

Year 2 were worthy winners of the Todmorden Schools Multi-skills event this week.  Not only did they show what great sports skills they have, but also showed our RAINBOW Values of Never Giving Up, Independence and Believing in Yourself.  They were wonderful team mates too, cheering and encouraging everyone to try their best.  Well done to you all!

Walsden Scarecrow Festival

We were delighted to take part in this years Scarecrow Festival, making our wonderful entry of Sponge Bob and Patrick.  We were pleased to find out we had come runners up and won £50 for school funds.  Well done to the children, Zoe and India for your hard work, team work and creative ideas.  

Todmorden Carnival

Our school was inspired to get creative in this community event, when we went all out to decorate and ride on an 'artic lorry' through the town as part of the carnival parade.   We loved dressing up as Woodland Folk and cheering and waving at the crowds.  It really was a magical day, made even more special by winning the prize for the best school entry and float.   

A huge well done and thank you to everyone who took part and especially Mrs Morrison for helping to organise it all!

Todmorden County Fair

We have enjoyed another year of success at the County Fair, where we showcased our  arts and crafts talents.  Well done to all the children who had their work entered and to our winning entries.  A further well done for being the winning school entry as well!

Well done to everyone who got involved and to Mrs Dobson and Zoe for organising it all!

 In the Gold Book this week…

You are welcome to join us on Friday mornings from 8.55am in the hall for our Gold Book assembly, to celebrate each other's achievements. 

  • Inclusion

    Are you worried about your child's development? Do you need a bit of help?

  •  Our Inclusion page links to many helpful organisations, activities and articles and recommended websites which can help you and your child.

  • You can also contact Miss Blanchard our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) to discuss any concerns, regarding your child's learning needs.

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Previous Newsletters 


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Ferney Lee Newsletter April 2024

Welcome to the latest newsletter and the first of the Summer term. I hope all our families who celebrated Easter had a lovely time as well as our friends and families who celebrated Eid. …

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Ferney Lee Newsletter March 2024

Welcome to the last newsletter of the Spring term, which has seen more great things going on across school.

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Ferney Lee Newsletter January 2024

Happy New Year to you all, I hope you have had an enjoyable break over the festive holiday.

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Ferney Lee Newsletter December 2023

Welcome to the last newsletter of the term and of 2023!

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Ferney Lee Newsletter December 2023

I am pleased to announced that Mike Smith was re-elected as in the recent parent governor elections.

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Newsletter - April 2023

Firstly I want to wish Eid Mubarak to all our families who are celebrating Eid today or tomorrow. We hope you all have a wonderful time celebrating and wish you peace, happiness, good heal…


Newsletter - February 2023

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Ferney Lee Road, Todmorden,
Lancs, OL14 5NR

01706 254848