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Update 19th May 2020

Follow the Local Authority advice the school remains closed to the wider school community. Please click on the following links for further information. 

Letter from school

Letter from LA 

Please continue to remain safe. 


Update 7th April 2020

Please click HERE for important guidance for Young People from the Police Early Intervention Team.

Thank you and stay safe. 


Update 3rd April 2020

We hope that you, your family and loved ones are safe and well during these difficult times.  As you know, the government directed all schools to close on 20th March 2020 other than to provide emergency childcare.  The government guidance states: ‘We have asked parents to keep their children at home wherever possible, and for schools to remain open only for those children of workers critical to the COVID-19 response who absolutely need to attend.’ There is also provision where a risk assessment deems it is better for a child with an Education Health and Care Plan or one with an assigned Social Worker to attend.  The government’s message is very clear: children should stay at home if at all possible - #StayHomeSaveLives

We are currently able to offer emergency childcare for those eligible which is open 9am – 3pm Monday to Friday (packed lunch and a snack needed along with a coat and sensible footwear).

Whilst we are committed to providing this care for vulnerable children and those of critical workers, there may be circumstances when we are unable to do so.  Should that occur, we will work with the Local Authority to ensure that alternative provision is available.  The Local Authority can be contacted on 01422 394101 or at school.effectiveness@calderdale.gov.uk.  

Please note that safeguarding remains our key priority and it is important that you share any concerns or worries about children’s wellbeing with us.  Please contact Mr Sharp, Headteacher, 01422 372614 / 07704 211283, with any concerns.


During this difficult time, Free School Meals provision for those children eligible for benefits-related Free School Meals will be vouchers/e vouchers.  Please contact school if you need any help in accessing Free School Meals.  Further information about support available can be found on the Calderdale website at https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/coronavirus/advice-and-updates where there is also the facility to request support. 


We are thinking of you all and are very much looking forward to the time when we can be fully open and return to normal service.  Please stay at home, stay safe and keep watching our website for updates, advice and the ongoing support for children’s learning at home.

Update 3rd April 2020

Parent guide from DB Primary 

Update 2nd April 2020

Over the course of the school closure, you will receive regular updates, including ideas of suggested home learning activities! Please share the attached document with your child and give some of them a go! 

Click here for the Children's guide to coronavirus

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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