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Welcome to Cross Lane Primary School


Cross Lane Primary and Nursery School is situated in the West Yorkshire town of Elland. It serves a broad community and currently has 330 children on roll.

We provide a rich education that the children enjoy and helps them develop the knowledge and skills they need for the next phase of their learning. In order to deliver a first class curriculum, we capitalise on the use of our superb outdoor provision, which includes a woodland, allotments, large playing field and pond.

Cross Lane puts the children's needs and welfare at the heart of every decision. Every child in our school is treated fairly and respectfully. Our aim is to find and nurture the potential in every child in order that everyone succeeds and feels proud of their achievements. We are a strong team with our heart in the community we serve. We are proud of our inclusive and nurturing approach to education and we continue to grow together. This motto is is representative of the whole community and I am looking forward to embedding this vision, along with the school's Core Values of Resilience, Respect, Community, Endurance, Honesty and Aspiration, in all aspects of school life.

We are lucky to have a highly-skilled, committed team who strive for the upmost success for our children. This school is undoubtedly a unique school and I feel privileged to be leading us forward on our new and exciting journey. 
It is my aim to build on the school’s secure foundations and achievements, ensuring that we are forward-thinking and ambitious in our strategic vision. I am passionate about teaching and learning and have high expectations and aspirations, not only for myself, but for all members of our school community. I will strive to ensure that our school supports children to be wholly rounded individuals, ready to be life-long learners and to make a positive difference in an ever-changing world. I strongly believe that school is the opportunity for children to discover and unlock hidden talents and I am looking forward to seeing your children thrive, becoming ‘experts’ in their chosen field.   

Here’s to a new journey filled with commitment, innovation, enthusiasm, belief and opportunity. 

Please contact the school office to request any further details about the information on our website - this is just a snap shot of what we're about.

We operate an 'open door' policy and invite you to join the Cross Lane experience soon! 

Mr Mark Sharp 


"This is a good school".

"Pupils are proud of their school and all that it offers. Pupils who met with inspectors talked enthusiastically about their lessons and how teachers make them interesting and fun".

"Relationships between adults and children are strong and caring. Children’s behaviour is good because adults have clear expectations of this and have established routines that children understand".

Ofsted (November 2017)

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