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Parents & Families

Starting School

‘I’d like to know more about a place Luddenden CE School’

Luddenden CE School welcomes children from a wide catchment area. 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.

To find out more about our amazing school and what being part of the Luddenden CE School family means please get in touch. We’d love to meet you and give you a guided tour of our school.

If you would like to register your interest in a place for your child please CLICK HERE and complete the form.

We will contact you approximately 10 months before your child is due to start school with further details. If in the meantime you change your address or contact telephone number, please contact us on 01422 372893.

For information about our PRIVACY NOTICE please click here.

‘My child already has a place Luddenden CE School’
Starting school is a very important step in the life of a child and we want to make sure that you and your child feel welcomed into the Luddenden CE School family right from the start.

We hope that you will find the following information helpful. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Telephone: 01422 886353

School Uniform

We encourage all our children to wear our school uniform with pride and are committed to keeping costs to families to a minimum.

Our school uniform consists of:

  • Dark-grey/black trousers, shorts, skirts or pinafore dress (light blue gingham dress for summer)
  • Polo shirt (white or royal blue)
  • Royal blue sweatshirt or cardigan
  • Black shoes

We also have a recommended PE kit:

  • White/royal blue t-shirt
  • Royal blue shorts
  • Trainers

Items containing our school logo are available to order from the school office and to buy directly from Ziggy’s in Halifax, but children are welcome to wear non-branded royal blue sweatshirts if they prefer.

Good quality pre-loved uniform is available in school and from our partners at St Mary’s Church Pop In Shop, across the road from school. The Pop In Shop stocks a wide range of uniform items, mostly priced at only 50p. Opening times are Monday 9:30am – 12pm, Tuesday 1:00pm – 3:30pm, Wednesday 1:30pm – 4:00pm. Friday 10:30am – 3:30pm.

Wraparound Care

Introducing TREETOPS – Our exciting Before & After School Club Treetops is our own Before and After School Club, run in school, by school staff. Here’s what you need to know about what’s on offer;
  • Flexible childcare based on our families’ and children’s needs
  • Good value for money and ability to book part and whole sessions
  • No joining fee. Places can be booked anytime by anyone.
  • Quick and easy online booking via SchoolMoney (like school meals)
  • A wide range of fun, themed activities for children to enjoy throughout the year
  • A varied menu of tasty, healthy breakfasts and evening snacks
  • Childcare vouchers welcome

Treetops operates each day during term time from 7:30am to 9:00am and 3:20pm to 5:50pm

Charges are as follows

  • Full Morning – 7:30 – 9:00am = £5.00. Part Morning – 8:15 – 9:00am = £2.50
  • Full Evening – 3:20 – 5:50pm = £9.00. Part Evening – 3:20 – 4:30pm = £4.50
We are open for bookings now so to book a place simply log on to SchoolMoney and select Clubs then Treetops. Payments will be taken at the time of booking. Bookings can be taken and cancelled up to midnight the night before. For help with bookings or alternative payment methods please contact the school office. We look forward to welcoming your children. If you have any question or queries, or would like to talk things through, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

School Meals

We offer a 3-week menu of healthy and tasty hot meals which can be booked daily. Menus can be adapted to cater of a wide range of dietary requirements.

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to Universal Free School Meals. There is no need to apply for this.

Children in Years 3 to 6 are charged at £2.00 per day unless they qualify for benefits-related free school meals.

Children can get free school meals if their parents or guardians get:

  • Universal Credit – your net earned income must be less than £7,400.
  • Income Support.
  • Job Seeker’s Allowance (income based).
  • Employment and Support Allowance.
  • Child Tax Credit. (With an annual income of less than £16,190. As assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.)
  • Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit
  • Support payments under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
  • Working Tax Credit Run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit).
Even if your child gets free meals because they are in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2, if you meet the above criteria we strongly encourage you to apply, as this means your child will qualify for additional Pupil Premium funding. If you think you may be entitled to benefits-related Free School Meals please complete and return the form below. For more details or to apply online check out Free school meals | Calderdale Council

Weekly Meal Planner

  • All meal choices are homemade, from scratch by chefs using high quality raw ingredients that are unprocessed and where applicable, seasonal. All Milk products are made with organic milk
  • All meat products are Red Tractor accredited
  • All fish products are M.S.C accredited
Sample menu – see newsletter for latest menu.
WEEK 1 Main Course Vegetarian Option Served with Dessert
Ham and Pineapple Panini Pizza
Veggie Nuggets
Sliced potatoes
Fresh salad
Fruity Flapjack
Fresh fruit
Chilli Con Carne
Tortilla Chips
Veggie Keema Curry
Tortilla Wrap
Lemon Sponge and Custard
Fresh fruit
Pork Gyros with Yoghurt Sauce and Coleslaw
Macaroni Cheese
Potato Nuggets
Wholemeal Biscuit
Fresh fruit
Chicken and Tomato Pasta with Bread
Jacket Potato
Cheese or Beans
Fresh Salad
Jelly and Ice-cream
Fresh fruit
Battered Fish
Southern Fried Quorn Burger
Peas and Sweetcorn
Chocolate and Raspberry Brownie
Fresh fruit
WEEK 2 Main Course Vegetarian Option Served with Dessert
Pesto Pasta with Garlic Slice
Criss Cross Fries
Fresh Salad
Toffee Sponge and Custard
Fresh fruit
Bacon Croissant
Quorn Dippers
Saute Potatoes
Baked beans
Mini Doughnuts with Chocolate Sauce
Fresh fruit
Sweet Chilli Chicken Fillet with Savoury Rice
Cheese and Tomato Pizza
Fresh Salad
Rice Pudding and Fruit Compote
Fresh fruit
Sausage roll
Veggie Burger
New Potatoes
Spaghetti hoops
Summer Berry Traybake
Fresh fruit
Breaded fish
Veggie Meatball Melt
Peas and Sweetcorn
Carrot Cake
Fresh fruit
WEEK 3 Main Course Vegetarian Option Served with Dessert
Ham and Cheese Panini
Quorn Cottage Pie
Twister Fries
Baked Beans
Summer Fruit Crumble and Custard
Fresh fruit
Sausage and Yorkshire Pudding
Cheese Lattice
Roast Potatoes
Shortbread Biscuit
Fresh fruit
Chicken Tikka Samosa or chicken goujons
Red Pesto Pasta with Garlic Slice
Cous Cous
Onion Rings
Chocolate Fudge Cake and Cream biscuit
Fresh fruit
Beef Enchilada’s
Feta and Spinach Samosa
Savoury Rice
Corn on the cob
Marble Sponge and Custard
Fresh fruit
Fishless Fingers
Fruit Muffins
Fresh fruit

Support for Families

As well as your children in school, all you parents, carers and wider family members are all part of our school family too. We are always on hand to offer any help and support that we can.  If you do need help with anything at all please just get in touch. CONTACT US. On this page you can also find all sorts of useful links and resources.

Luddenden CE School is a School of Sanctuary

We are part of a national network of over 300 primary and secondary schools all committed to creating a culture of welcome and inclusion for refugees and people seeking asylum.

Driven by teachers, school staff, parents, governors and community groups, this network supports the thousands of young people seeking sanctuary in the UK, raises awareness of the issues facing people in the asylum system, challenges misconceptions and builds social cohesion.

Helping local families and children

Calder Community Cares supports local families by providing emotional and practical help and positive interventions for families who are experiencing long- or short-term difficulties, including the Foodshare scheme and collaborating with other charities to provide events and activities that the whole family can get involved with.

Register here to access their services.

Calderdale Women Centre services

Noah's Ark Centre

Therapeutic Services: 01422 300457.    Money Advice: 01422 364664

Open Minds

Advice, information, support and signposting on emotional health and wellbeing services to help children, young people and families who are going through a difficult time.