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Moorside Community Primary School in Ovenden is a friendly and welcoming school where pupils are happy, safe and enjoy their learning, according to a recent Ofsted inspection. Ofsted visited the school in autumn this year and rated the school as ‘good’. Inspectors visited all classes in the school and looked at pupils’ workbooks across the… read more … about Good result for Moorside>>

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Construction work has started on site to rebuild Copley Primary School and Moorside Community Primary School in Ovenden. Calderdale Council has invested £8.6 million to bring new, state-of-the-art facilities for pupils and staff at both schools. ‘Turf cutting’ ceremonies took place on both of the sites on Friday 27 October 2017 to mark the official… read more … about Building starts at local primary schools>>

The future is bright for New Road Primary School in Sowerby Bridge. The school, which is rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, is seeing a number of improvements to boost pupils’ learning experience. For example, reception children are enjoying a new purpose-built unit, which the school funded due to an increased intake of pupils. The new classroom… read more … about Investing in the future of our young people>>

Cllr Megan Swift

A new scheme in Calderdale is helping young people with learning disabilities to prepare for life in the workplace. Calderdale Council, Calderdale College and Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust launched ‘Project Search’ last month, and it’s already having benefits for the 12 young adults involved. The scheme offers a year-long supported internship combining classroom-based… read more … about Helping young people to kickstart their careers>>

Students in Year 11 and their families are invited to Calderdale Council’s Get Organised event, to find out more about the options they have after finishing GCSEs in 2018. On Monday 16 October young people and their families are encouraged to drop in to the MBi Shay Stadium in Halifax between 3.30pm and 7.30pm for… read more … about Helping students Get Organised>>

Cllr Megan Swift

More than 2,500 people visited the new Central Library and Archives and Halifax Visitor Information Centre on their official opening day on Saturday 9 September. Fun family activities took place throughout the day, from poetry and music to ukulele sessions and a Branwell Brontë tribute. Leading architectural historian, writer and TV broadcaster, Dr Jonathan Foyle… read more … about Thousands visit new library and visitor centre>>

An array of fun family activities will mark the official opening of Calderdale’s impressive new Central Library and Archives on Saturday 9 September. This will come after an exciting first week for the bright, modern facility, which opens to the public on Tuesday 5 September in its new home next to The Piece Hall and… read more … about Book it in – official opening of striking new library>>

On GCSE results day 2017, Cllr Megan Swift, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, said: “Congratulations to all the young people in Calderdale who have worked really hard for their GCSE results. Every student should be proud of their achievements – well done! I wish you all a successful future.  … read more … about GCSE results – congratulations!>>

Cllr Megan Swift

Calderdale Adult Learning is hosting an open day event on Saturday 9 September from 9am – 3pm, to launch its latest programme. Calderdale Adult Learning (CAL) offer a wide range of learning activities and courses, with more subject choice than ever before. As well as the chance to learn new skills, there’s also the opportunity… read more … about Find your future at Calderdale Adult Learning>>