We take our responsibilities to protect our children from all forms of abuse very seriously. Halfpenny Lane has a specialist safeguarding team in place who our pupils know they can talk to if anything’s worrying them. If you’d like to speak to a member of the team, please call the office to make an appointment.

Safeguarding team

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr James Parkinson - Head of School
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mrs Kate Gawthorp, Mr Michael Camm and Mrs Shanne Evans
Nominated SPRB Member for Safeguarding and Vulnerable Children: Mr Tim Craven


We have several detailed policies to keep our children safe, and we also recommend some other organisations who may be able to help with any concerns – the links are below: