Category Archives: Education and learning

Pupils at All Saints’ Junior and Infant School in Halifax have been getting creative by building a model of Yorkshire landmark, the Humber Bridge, entirely out of recycled materials. The school is taking part in the Big Build competition, run by construction industry mascot, Ivor Goodsite. Big Build aims to get children thinking creatively about… read more … about All Saints’ Big Build challenge>>

Two major milestones were achieved last month in the project to transform the Northgate site in Halifax. Renovation plans for the former Council offices and the old Central Library have now taken a step forward, with full planning permission for the site granted on Friday 21 September. Work to strip out the former library building is also… read more … about Making progress at Northgate, Halifax>>

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 2019. On Thursday 11 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 Drop-in event to help Get Organised>>

Cllr Daniel Sutherland

On A-Level results day 2018, Cllr Megan Swift, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, said: “Congratulations to all students in Calderdale for their hard work and dedication.   “I wish everyone receiving their results the very best in the next stage of their education, training or employment, and I’d like to… read more … about Congratulations to A-Level students>>

Cllr Megan Swift

Calderdale Adult Learning (CAL) is hosting a free drop-in event on Saturday 1 September, for people to find out more about the wide range of activities and courses on offer. The CAL open day runs from 10am to 1pm at the Heath Campus in Halifax, and people are welcome to drop-in at any time throughout… read more … about Find your future at Calderdale Adult Learning open day>>

The Mytholmroyd birthplace of Ted Hughes, one of the country’s greatest writers, could be set to raise its profile on the national map, as Calderdale Council’s Cabinet considers the future management of the building. The world-renowned former poet and children’s author was born at 1 Aspinall Street in Mytholmroyd on 17 August 1930 and was… read more … about Keeping the spirit of Ted Hughes alive in Calderdale>>

Exciting plans to transform the Northgate site in Halifax town centre have moved a step closer. Calderdale Council’s vision is to create a mixed-use development on the site, including a new sixth form centre and a range of retail, commercial or residential units. This will help achieve the Vision 2024 for Calderdale to be a… read more … about Milestones for Northgate development>>

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve the decision of the governors at Calder High School to close its sixth form on 31 August 2019. The decision has become necessary as recent changes to the government funding of post-16 education mean that the majority of schools now receive less money for A Level students… read more … about Securing the future of Calder High School>>

Cllr Megan Swift

Celebrations have been taking place at Todmorden High School to mark the opening of the new state-of-the-art teaching block at the school. The latest £4.6m Council investment at the school includes the new two-storey building with 16 classrooms, providing students with access to the resources and technology they need to continue making exceptional progress. Work on site has also… read more … about Top class teaching block for Todmorden>>