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



Useful Documents

Parents and carers find some of these documents useful. You may request a paper copy of these documents by completing the Contact Form.


Information on the School Nursing Team is available here.

This form should be used to order new uniform.

Events and Info

Children's Centre What's on Guide

April 2024

Our What's On Guide for April is now available, packed with fun-filled activities and experiences for your little ones and families!
This includes:

  • Stay and play groups
  • Community events
  • Health services 
  • Family walks
  • Family support

Click here for more information.

Who is eligible?

Those that can access clubs free of charge are:

School aged children from reception to Year 11; who are in receipt of benefits related free school meals in Calderdale.


Yorkshire Ability Triathlon

The Yorkshire Ability Triathlon is a fantastic Swim Bike Run event aimed at children and young people aged 6-17 with a physical and/or learning disability. The event caters for a range of abilities and complex needs and offers participants a chance to take part in 1, 2 or all 3 of the Swim Bike Run disciplines. I am pleased to share the video with you from last year’s event, alongside the booking link to this year’s event which is taking place on Sunday 19th May at Leeds Beckett University, organised by the Triathlon England Yorkshire & Humber Regional Committee and partners.

2023 Video: https://vimeo.com/836552747/1b08a52798

2024 Booking Link: Swim Bike Run Mini Yorkshire Ability Triathlon – British Triathlon

Help and support

 Early Help Support and Advice leaflet Final (003).pdfDownload
 Frustrated, cross or angry leaflet.pdfDownload
 Routine difficulties.pdfDownload
 Stressed worried or uncertain leaflet.pdfDownload
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Separated Parent Support

Further to the programme of work being done across the LA in supporting parents around healthy parental relationships (https://relationshipsmatter.org.uk/) we are now promoting a new and free App to download to Apple or Android devices, that separating or separated parents may benefit from. The main benefit of the app is the improvement around communication and better management of relationships to reduce conflict around children.

You can find more about the app on the following link:

Separating better (oneplusone.org.uk)

Safety for Children

We want our children to feel that they can access the same support with their safety and wellbeing at home as they can at school.  Below are some of the ways that children can access guidance and support from home.  It is important that children feel that they have someone to talk to about anything that is worrying them or making them feel unsafe and some of the links below are good to share with you children at home.
ChildLine runs a free, 24-hour phone, online and messaging service for children of all ages, and there are lots of useful self-help resources on their website which explains to children about how to keep safe. 
CEOP have a ‘make a report’ button on their website, where anyone can report anything that they have seen or experienced online that worries them.  There are also advice and games pages for children of different ages that can help remind children how to stay safe. https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
The National Online Safety website offers guides to parents and carers, which are a range of easy to use guides covering a range of popular social media, gaming and online platforms, advising parents on the benefits and risks of their children using them, and offering useful advice on taking sensible precautions to support their children to be safe while using them. https://nationalonlinesafety.com/
Thinkuknow is the education programme from CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. There are lots of videos, games and resources on here for children from 5-7 years. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Emotional Health and Wellbeing
The following services and resources support children and families with their emotional health and wellbeing.
·         Open Minds Calderdale http://www.openmindscalderdale.org.uk/
·         Go Noodle https://www.gonoodle.com/

Young Minds https://youngminds.org.uk/

Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Resource library

This resource library has been created to store various mental health and emotional wellbeing resources for children, young people, families and professionals.

Time Out Listening Line 
A Listening line has been set up for children and young people who want someone to talk to about issues such as: home/school life, friendships, and any worries they may be having about Coronavirus. The Listening Line is not a counselling service, it’s a safe space offering children and young people the opportunity to speak to an experienced Time Out worker, who regularly work with children and young people in schools and in the community. To access the listening line children and young people can send a text to 07418 311736 and one of Time Out’s project workers will call them back to arrange an appointment.
Other links

Relationships Advice

Many parents and carers feel unsure about how to talk to their child about sex, sexuality, and relationships. The NSPCC have advice to help you support your child and keep them safe.


North Halifax Partnership Guides

Our latest what’s on guides for September are out now. Take a look at what’s going on across our Children’s Centres over September. This includes:

* Stay and play groups * Health services available within the Centres * Family Walks * Community events
* Family Support Advice Lines

The Lower Valley Children’s Centres guide can be accessed here: LV-Whats-on-Guide-September-2023.pdf (surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk)

The North & East Halifax Children’s Centres guide can be accessed here: Whats-On-Guide-NE-September-2023.pdf (surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk)

Our Children’s Centres also offer a free program of Family Learning activities and courses throughout the year. We offer ac- tivities to help improve the quality of family life, as well as accredited courses to learn new skills and support with employ- ment. Our Autumn Term course information and booking form can be accessed here: FLT Course selection form (typeform.com)

Sleep Difficulties

For children and young people, low-quality sleep can become a serious issue. It has been theorised that poor sleep can have a significant impact on children’s brain development, affecting them for the rest of their lives. A healthy – and consistent – sleeping pattern, therefore, is incredibly important for children and young people’s wellbeing. With the stresses and distractions that can present themselves to youngsters, it can be tricky to ensure they’re in the best mindset to wind down in the evenings for the rejuvenating rest that they need. The right approach, however, can give them a better chance of cultivating a healthy sleeping pattern. The following guide has some practical tips on helping them to achieve exactly that.

 Keeping Children and Young People Safe Against Radicalisation and Extremism.pdfDownload
 Safeguard Guide No 1 Private Fostering.pdfDownload
 School Nursing Team.pdfDownload
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Supporting Children Returning To School

Returning to education guides for children and young people, parents and carers and professionals

The Returning to Education Guides below outline some common worries and anxieties that students, parents/carers and staff may face on returning to school/college, and suggest strategies and resources which could support them.

Please click here to see the:

Children and Young People’s Guide

Parents and carers of Primary School Students Guide 

Parents and Carers of Secondary School Students Guide 

Primary School Staff Guide

Worry Cards on Returning to Education – created by young people for students returning to education. The purpose of these cards is to help decrease stress levels and any worries or queries that students might have, especially for those who haven’t been in an education setting since due to the most recent lockdown. These top worries have been selected as the most frequent worries that students said they will face on returning to education.


Moving to high school is a challenge for children and parents. The documents below will help you prepare and ensure a successful transition.

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Preparing for Exams

The link below can help if you or your child are anxious about end of key stage tests, now or in the future.

Open Minds has a section on “Exam help & Support” for any children who want additional support http://www.openmindscalderdale.org.uk/exam-help-calderdale/

Internet safety guidance

A Parent's Guide To WhatsApp


As you are aware, Elland CE School is committed to ensuring the best outcomes for all our children.  To support us in doing this, it is vital that you ensure that your child is in school every day and on time. We understand that sometimes children are too ill to come to school, however, children who suffer with minor illnesses such as coughs and colds are still able to attend, and parents should encourage this.

Each missed day or session in school, results in missed learning and the impact of this is significant to your child’s education and progress.

Please use the form below to let us know of your child's absence.

Absence Form