Category Archives: Education and learning

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>>

Tick in circle

Cllr Megan Swift, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, said: “I would like to congratulate students across Calderdale for their hard work and commitment. A big thank you too to all of the school staff and families who have given such brilliant support and encouragement.   “I’d like to wish everyone… read more … about Congratulations to young people receiving their A Level results>>

Cllr Megan Swift

On 1 August, The Piece Hall in Halifax – one of the most iconic heritage buildings in Britain – will re-open its gates following a multi-million-pound transformation. This heralds a new era for the monumental Georgian structure – which was once the centre of the global woollen trade – as a contemporary leisure, retail, cultural… read more … about Reopening of landmark building The Piece Hall>>

Piece Hall weather vane - credit Sandy Young

Construction of a £2.8 million state-of-the-art sixth form centre for Ravenscliffe High School and local people has started. Calderdale Council has invested £1.6 million into creating an exciting new facility that will benefit both the school – which is the borough’s only secondary special needs school – and the wider community. The Council has also… read more … about Building starts at new Ravenscliffe sixth form centre>>

Group photo on site

The new Copley Bridge will be named Wilson Bridge, after Mr Graham Wilson who lived at the adjacent toll house for many years until his recent death. The name was chosen by children from Copley Primary School and the local community. Calderdale Council is rebuilding the 185-year-old bridge after it was destroyed by the 2015… read more … about A new name for Copley Bridge>>

Copley School visit

Halifax Visitor Centre will be open for more days per week when it moves into its beautiful new home at the newly built Central Library and Archive. At the moment the Calderdale Council-run centre is based in the current Central Library on Northgate in Halifax, which opens five days a week. When the new Central… read more … about Halifax Visitor Centre on the move>>

Visitor Centre team 2

The removal van has been booked and library staff are gearing up for the big move now that the official opening date for the new Central Library and Archive in Halifax has been announced. Over 107,000 items, including books, maps, photographs, DVDs and CDs will be carefully packed up ready to be moved, in a… read more … about Central Library books time for the big move>>

Library small

Esh Group has won a £2.5m contract with Calderdale Council to build a new sixth form facility for Ravenscliffe High School in Halifax. Ravenscliffe High School is Calderdale’s only secondary special needs school. The new sixth form campus will help boost students’ education, workplace activities and independent living dreams. The school, for pupils aged 11-19… read more … about Esh win £2.5m contract to build new Sixth Form facility>>

Cllr Megan Swift

The future is looking bright for Orangebox as Calderdale Council discusses plans to transfer the lease of the building to Calderdale College. The Orangebox young people’s facility is situated in Halifax town centre, and includes facilities such as rehearsal rooms, a recording studio, a café and much more.  The building is currently leased, managed and… read more … about Exciting plans for Orangebox>>

Cllr Megan Swift