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About Us

Values & Ethos

At the heart of Luddenden community, this Church of England primary school provides a safe, creative environment where children are inspired, enthused and equipped to fulfil their potential and go out into the world and make a difference; where individuality is embraced, talents unleashed and a love of learning is ignited.

In accordance with our guiding Christian values, our school is focused on providing the very best for its community and shows this commitment by promoting an environment where we;

  • trust and support each other to do our best
  • inspire confident and independent learners
  • make excellence the standard and reward success
  • nurture health, self-respect and achievement
  • celebrate difference, innovation and courage
  • enjoy learning every day


We are an inclusive school and we warmly welcome children and families of all backgrounds and faiths. Our school site is fully wheelchair accessible and we have a wide range of expertise, provision and facilities to support children with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Our admission arrangements are detailed below. Please do get in touch if you would like to arrange a visit or any further advice and support.
Reception Admissions
We can take up to 30 children into Reception. Families wishing to apply for a place in Reception for September should complete the form online at the Calderdale Admissions website.
Nursery Admissions
Children can join our Nursery the term after they turn 3. We offer 15 and 30 hours free places for 3 and 4 year olds. Families wanting a place in Nursery should contact us directly.
Year 1 to 6 admissions and in-year transfers
We welcome new pupils into school all year round – just get in touch!
Fancy a look around?
We don’t have a specific Open Day, instead we welcome visitors all year round – just call to arrange a time to suit you!
We’d love to meet you!


What we offer…
An excellent start in a school setting
  • Flexible and additional hours to suit your child’s needs
  • Fully qualified teachers and highly experienced support staff
  • Opportunities to be fully involved in whole school activities
  • An expansive indoor and outdoor learning environment to inspire, excite, challenge and support all areas of your child’s development
  • Sensitive and inclusive provision for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities
Government funded hours

All children are entitled to 15 hours Government funded sessions per week, the term after their third birthday. Our funded sessions are;

Morning—9:00am to 12:00pm
Afternoon—12:20 pm to 3:20pm

You can choose any 5 half days—for example; just mornings, just afternoons or 2½ days.

We also provide 30 free hours for eligible families – get in touch for more details.

Nursery pupils may also be eligible for benefits-related Free School Meals.

Additional hours

We provide additional hours at competitive rates;

Full day session  + school lunch – £26
Full day session + packed lunch – £24
Half day session  AM or PM – £12
Half day session with lunch – £14

If your child attends for a full day, then they receive the 20 minutes from 12pm to 12:20pm free of charge.

Diversity & Inclusion

We see your age, experience, gender, (dis-)abilities, sexual identity, ethnicity and beliefs as vital to our continued success. We believe in creating a school where everyone feels welcome to contribute their ideas and true self. We take inspiration from revolutionary figures and find strength in combining our individual traits to fulfil our purpose. We welcome you for you, no matter where you come from, what you can or can’t do or who you love.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Questioning*
Pupils at Luddenden CE School come from a variety of backgrounds and families. We celebrate equality and diversity through a range of PSHE activities and through cross-curricular links with other subjects. Celebrating different families and tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying is crucial to making all children feel welcome and enabling them to learn to accept others for who they are. *Please note that there is an asterisk on LGBTQ as we are aware that there are other definitions of this.

Our Policies & Statutory Information

As a school, we are required to provide access to a number of statutory documents and information. Our website provides access to all this information and is primarily designed as a resource for parents. For this reason, some of the required information is located in the body of the website. For your convenience, the table below provides details of and access to further statutory and non-statutory information. If you can’t find what you’re looking for please contact the school office.


Our Governors play a key role in our continued improvements and bring a range of skills and expertise to our school. The governing Body of Luddenden CE School is made up of 10 Governors including the Head Teacher. The term of office for each Governor is 4 years. Governors meet at least termly, both in Committee Groups (overseeing a particular area of school life) and as a full Governing Body. Governors work with the leadership team to ensure pupils are receiving the best education possible and that all resources are being used effectively to support this ambition.
Interested in Becoming a Governor?
The role of a governor can be very rewarding, and volunteering within our school will provide you with the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to your local community and the future of our young people. If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a governor, please contact the school office.
Fancy a look around?
We don’t have a specific Open Day, instead we welcome visitors all year round – just call to arrange a time to suit you!
We’d love to meet you!
Our exciting learning environment promotes confident, independent and successful learners. Our experienced, caring and dynamic team are highly skilled in guiding and delivering learning that is enticing, valuable and fun. Nursery pupils (including those with special educational needs) are welcomed and immersed into the full life of the school. To find out more, arrange a visit or secure a place just get in touch!

Useful Links

For more information and help with childcare costs (including 30 hours & tax free childcare) visit Childcare Choices.