Elland C of E Junior, Infant & Nursery School (VA)

May God give us the courage to try, the will to succeed and hope without limits

Westgate, Elland, West Yorkshire, HX5 0BB



Welcome To Our School


Breakfast With Books

In support of World Book Day, Miss Richardson organised three great sessions of Breakfast with Books this week!

Thank you to everyone who attended, and to everyone who helped to co-ordinate and cook the delicious bagels. It was lovely to see so many families in school appreciating books together, with over 96 parents attending.

Here are photos from EYFS




A Panathlon is a disability sports festival exclusively for children on the SEND register. The children take part in lots of different activities that are tailored to their specific needs. It is based on children taking part, having fun and inclusivity.

A Big thank you from overgate hospice

Before Christmas we had our Reindeer Run to raise funds for Overgate Hospice. We raised an amazing £930 and this week we were proud to present our cheque to Christine Oliver from Overgate.

In addition to the whole school fundraising, Year One decided to donate their Attendance Award prizes as well. They gave £10 to help support others less fortunate than ourselves. We are all so proud of them!

New Age Kurling

The New Age Kurling event that some of the Year 3 children took part in recently at Calderdale College Inspire Centre was a great success. The children had lots of fun and were a credit to the school. 

We Are Winners!

Below is a photo of Ted Theaker of Ted Theaker Education presenting the school with a cheque for £500 for winning the Choir Competition held at All Saints Church in December. We are very proud of the choir and look forward to making good use of the prize winnings to make their performances even better.

Empowering Learning

Chris from Empowering Learning has visited school to present children who have 100% attendance for this term with a certificate. Their names were then entered in to a prize draw with the chance to win a £25 gift card plus some sweet treats. There were 28 children in total that achieved 100% attendance. 

Our Prizewinning Choir

The choir has had another busy week, visiting Norton House Care Home on Monday. The children sang a number of festive songs to the residents of the care home which brought tears of joy to some of them as well as the staff.
Once again, choir did us proud!


Here are some photos from the Remembrance Service at Hullenedge, which was led by Fr Phillip. Year 6 attended the service and joined other local schools in laying wreaths and reading poems. Abigail and Omotola read their beautifully written poems. Harper and Blake laid the wreath.

Chess/board games Club

The children are really enjoying learning how to play chess/other board games. Some of the older children are doing a fantastic job of supporting the younger children and teaching them how to play too. 

A Visit From Luke Temple

Back in 2020, Zac entered a writing competition and won. The prize was a visit from the author Luke Temple. Unfortunately, lockdown prevented this from happening and then Luke's very busy schedule became even busier trying to fit in all of his cancelled appearances. Well, the time finally arrived for Zac to receive his prize as yesterday, we were treated to a visit from Luke. He delivered a fun and engaging session to the children, and staff. Luke told stories of how he became an author and what had inspired him to write some of his stories. He entertained the children with snippets from some of his books, but left us all in suspense and wanting to hear more. Today, Luke returned to sign any books that the children bought and it was lovely to see so many children queuing up to meet Luke and have their books personally signed by him. The children were desperate to start reading them, some not even making it back to class before they had already started to read it.

The logo for our school vision

Each letter of the word CREATION inspires us to think about things we wish our school to provide for everyone who learns and works here.

Can you find the word for each letter?


Upcoming Events

Every Monday after school - Choir, 3.15pm-4.15pm (for the academic year)

Every Wednesday morning - Friends' Group, 9.30-11.00 for 10 weeks

Every Thursday Morning - Adult Learning - Get Ready to Learn Maths

Every Friday Afternoon - Year 5 swimming


Monday 20 May - School Photos

Friday 24 May - Picnic Lunch for last day before half term

Friday 24 May - Close for Half Term

Monday 3 June - Staff Training Day. School closed to pupils.

Tuesday 4 June - School Reopens

Friday 7 June - Coffee Morning (9.30am-10.00am) following the Celebration Assembly

Church Links

Due to the SATs this week, we will be holding Collective Worship in class. As it is Pentecost on Sunday, we will be reflecting and discussing the meaning of PENTECOST.

Latest Newsletters

SIAMS Inspection

The full inspection report can be read HERE.

British Values

The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated by the government and Ofsted since. At Elland C of E these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways: Click the link to find out more.British Values

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