Category Archives: Education and learning

Options to increase capacity for specialist education provision in Calderdale are being discussed at the meeting of Calderdale’s Cabinet on Monday 11 March 2024. The shortage of specialist school placements is a national issue and one which is reflected locally. The number of children in Calderdale requiring an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) has… read more … about Increasing support for children with special education>>

Cllr Adam Wilkinson

More people in Calderdale could have access to new skills, quality jobs, good pay and opportunities for progression. Calderdale Council’s Adult Learning service and other local organisations could provide training through ‘Skills Bootcamps’, as part of a proposed £450,000 funding boost from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. The Combined Authority currently delivers the Bootcamps to… read more … about Helping Calderdale’s talent to thrive>>

Cllr Silvia Dacre, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Resources

Calderdale Council has congratulated a local school for achieving the highest possible rating from Ofsted. Parkinson Lane Community Primary School in Halifax was rated outstanding in all areas in its latest inspection. That means top marks for overall effectiveness, the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management, and early years provision…. read more … about ‘Life-changing’ school rated outstanding>>

Cllr Adam Wilkinson

Work is beginning this September to rebuild a fire-damaged Calderdale school. On 1 February 2022, an arson attack at Ash Green Community Primary School in Mixenden, near Halifax, caused a huge fire, destroying four classrooms and other areas in the upper site of the school. The damage was so extensive that Calderdale Council had to… read more … about Starting work to rebuild fire-damaged school>>

Ash Green artist impression

On GCSE results day 2023, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, Cllr Adam Wilkinson, said: “Congratulations to all the young people getting their GCSE results today! “Reaching this milestone in their learning is a great achievement, especially because the pandemic affected much of the early part of their secondary school experience…. read more … about Congratulations to GCSE students!>>

Cllr Adam Wilkinson outside Halifax Town Hall

On A-level results day 2023, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, Cllr Adam Wilkinson, said: “Congratulations to all students receiving their A-level results today. I know an awful lot of hard work has taken place to get to this point and everyone should be very proud of their achievements. “Those taking… read more … about Congratulations to A-level students>>

Cllr Adam Wilkinson

A Calderdale school has received the borough’s highest level of recognition for the health and wellbeing support it offers its young people. Calder Primary School, part of the Calder Learning Trust, is the first school in the borough to receive the Gold achievement award in the Calderdale Healthy Schools award programme, which recognises and celebrates… read more … about Achieving the gold standard in health and wellbeing support>>

Calder Primary School pupils with the Healthy Schools Gold Award

The rebuild of a fire-damaged Calderdale school has moved a step forward after the planning application was submitted to the Council. On 1 February 2022, an arson attack at Ash Green Community Primary School in Mixenden caused a huge fire, destroying four classrooms and other areas in the upper site of the school. The extent… read more … about School rises from the ashes>>

Ash Green artist impression