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Cross Lane Primary and Nursery School,

Cross Lane,




Phone: 01422 372614 Fax: 01422 373847



This week we have had a series of Tour de France activities taking place

in school with baking

and making as well as

research by the older children. Nursery, in particular, had a fabulous time taking part in our mini Tour de France morning. The children raced against each other on their bikes in a knock out tournament leading to a grand final. Congratulations to Harvey Robinson our winner, Max Okezie who came second and Ezrah Wooding who was third. !

Sunday is the big day and we hope all the children will get some chance to be part of this once in a lifetime event


Star Gymnasts

Our Under 9's gymnasts were great yet again at North Bridge, Wednesday 17th June. The event wasn't a competition, simply a celebration of skills and commitment. Unfortunately, Cornelius was poorly so couldn't make it! Well done to everyone who took part, the parents who supported and a huge thank you to Mrs Trigg, as always!

The Final Countdown

Well it’s here: the final day of the school year and the final day at Cross Lane for many more. A number of staff are departing for pastures new: Mr Kershaw and Mr Dickinson are moving to other schools and challenges and we wish them all the very best. Mrs Kelly, who has worked in Reception in the afternoons for the last two years and worked higher up the school before that, has increased her hours at Elland CE School so is leaving us today. Thank you Tracy for your time and effort and we hope you thoroughly enjoy your extended role. Her post is being taken over by Miss Holroyde.

Also leaving us, of course, are our Y6 children. All but two of them are going to Brooksbank where we will keep in touch with all their successes. All the very best, Y6. Keep working hard and make the best of every experience offered to you. If you want to achieve at anything, you will! We return to school on Wednesday 2 September.


Award Winner

A couple of weeks ago we ran a competition in school organised by the Food for Life group and sponsored by the Red Tractor Mark seen on many foods from Britain. We are very pleased to announce that Bailey Greenhough was judged to be the winner and here he is receiving his prize of a tablet computer at a presentation ceremony held at Ravenscliffe School. Very well done, Bailey and we hope you are loving the tablet.

Summer Woodland Days

Tinderwood Trust, which is working with us to develop the use of our woodland, is holding a series of Woodland Days during the summer. See below:

Come and join our Family Forest School sessions, at our Eastwood site any or every Friday of the holidays 10 - 12 and every Wednesday in August 10 - 12 .

We always welcome families with children aged 0 to about 6 at our Friday sessions but this year on the Wednesdays in August we will be heading out into the big, wild woods with more space for all those older brothers and sisters who still want to come and play out (0-7 year olds).

We will also be playing out on the first Saturday of both August and September at our Brick Shack site for those adventurous types over four, 1-4pm - its a jungle out there!!

£3 per child, per session, no need to book, just get your boots on - oh and maybe your midge repellent!!

A Final Message From Mr P


Thank you to all the children, staff, Governors and parents for the amazing assembly put on for me on Wednesday. The tearjerking songs composed by the children will be on the website soon but, fortunately, the rendition of I Want To Break Free by the staff has been censored by the British Board of Film Classification! The event was also attended by my sister and step-dad who were moved to tears and were so grateful to have been invited.

I would also like to publicly thank Mrs Simpson for being not only a truly superb Deputy Head, organiser, loyal supporter and friend but also for taking a lead on the organising committee.

At the end of ten years at Cross Lane I remain true to my original belief that children need the broadest, richest experiences early in their lives upon which they can build in the future. I know Cross Lane has provided that and will continue to do so. From September I move back to the classroom, working at Elland CE and Copley Schools as well as delivering training for iPads and computing and running holiday clubs with our old friend, Mr E.

I would like to thank all those parents over the years who have supported both me and the school and I look forward to seeing you around in a less formal role.  Ian P

School Meal Price Increase


From September the price of school meals will rise to £1.80 per day, £9.00 per week. This is the first price rise in four years and is still well-below the price charged in other schools. A text reminder will be sent in September.