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Complaints and Compliments

The Head Teacher, Strategic leadership team and other staff at Harehills Primary School are always happy to hear your views, comments, questions and concerns. This way, we can work together to avoid any problem escalating into something more serious.


Complaints Procedure

If you are concerned or have a complaint about the school curriculum or any other related matter please express your concern to the Head Teacher.
If the matter cannot be resolved informally then a formal complaint, in writing, should be forwarded to the Chair of the Governing Body.

In the first instance, you may like to speak to your child’s class teacher. Alternatively you can arrange to see the following members of staff:


I am Jo Summerfield and I have the privilege of being Head teacher at Harehills Primary School.
It is my job to ensure that all children 'learn' and make as much progress as they can. I lead a very talented, experienced and energetic team at Harehills Primary to achieve this by making sure that staff and children 'love' what they are doing and 'laugh' a lot while they are doing it!

I am also a School Governor and I work in partnership with our Governors on all aspects of school life.
It is very rewarding being part of such a dedicated and enthusiastic group of governors who work tirelessly to make sure every child and their families have the best experience this school can offer.

I live in Roundhay with my husband and we have a son who is at a local high school and a daughter who is studying Medicine at Manchester University.

Spending quality time with my family and friends is really important to me. Travelling to new places is what I really enjoy and I love the freedom of sitting on a beach in the sunshine and breathing the sea air.

Mrs Joanne Summerfield

Head Teacher


Deputy Head Teacher

I have been a teacher since 2006 and a teacher governor since 2011. I thoroughly enjoy working at such a forward thinking and exciting school. My educational interests are literacy and Early Years although I do enjoy working across the whole primary age range.

In my spare time I enjoy cycling, singing, and spending as much time as possible with my family and friends who are now scattered all over the country.

Miss Pallas

Deputy Head Teacher


My name is Hollie Melling. I am the Assistant Headteacher for Early Years (Acting).  It is my job to ensure the youngest children in school reach their potential and make good progress in the New Early Years Framework. I enjoy teaching in Ashton 2 and working with the amazing staff and children across the EYFS. I am also the PSHE and Pupil Voice lead at school.
In my spare time I enjoy spending lots of time with my family and friends. I also enjoy crocheting and dancing. 


Miss Melling

Assistant Head Teacher - EYFS

Mr Matthews

Assistant Head Teacher Y1&2


My name is Joanne Marshall.  I am assistant headteacher for years 3 and 4. It is my job to assist Mrs Summerfield, our headteacher, in ensuring her vision is realised in my key phase.

I support all staff and children in year 3 and 4 to enable them to meet their potential. I enjoy teaching in year 3 and work alongside the other teachers to ensure children are safe and happy and enjoy a broad and balanced curriculum. I am the Lead for English as an Additional Language children in school.

When not at school I love spending time with my husband and two young daughters, who keep me very busy!

Mrs Marshall

Assistant Head Teacher - LKS2


My name is Catherine McMullen and my role is Assistant Headteacher for years 5 and 6.

It is my job to support children and staff to reach their potential and ensure good progress. I enjoy teaching across years 5 and 6 and being part of a team who strive to ensure children; learn, laugh and love.

I live in Leeds with my husband and young daughter.

Mrs McMullen

Assistant Head Teacher - UKS2


If you wish to speak to any of member of the Senior Leadership Team please make an appointment via the school office.

Telephone: 0113 2350539 Email:


Parent's Views

At Harehills Primary School we want every child to Learn, laugh and love. Your views as parents are important to us and peridoically we will send out surveys requesting your feedback. You can see the results of the latest survey by clicking the document below.


 Parent's Views survey


Ofsted Parent View

Ofsted also gives you the chance to tell them what you think about Harehills Primary School via their Parent View website.

You can give your opinion on 12 aspects of school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. Please remember that if your feedback is specific to your own child, it might be better to contact someone at school so we can respond quickly and specifically to help your child.

At the Parent View website, you’ll also be able to see what other parents have said about Harehills Primary School.

Please note that you will need an email address to register on the Parent View website before giving your feedback.