Category Archives: Education and learning

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>>

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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>>

Wood Bank Special School in Luddendenfoot has been awarded a gold standard Artsmark Award by Arts Council England for the school’s commitment to arts and cultural activities. Artsmark aims to inspire young people to create, experience and participate in arts and culture. There are three levels of Artsmark awards – silver, gold and platinum. Wood… read more … about Art of gold at Wood Bank School>>

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Budding young writers in Calderdale have been taking part in a short story writing competition based on BBC Radio 2’s 500 words contest. Children from Calderdale schools have been writing their own short stories on any theme or subject, with entries split into two age categories, 5-9 and 10-13. Overall, over 80 entries were received… read more … about Young writers get creative with 500 words>>

Schools across Calderdale have been getting moving as part of a borough-wide competition for the #activecdale Schools Cup. The Schools Cup competition runs until Friday 23 March to coincide with the BBC’s Sport Relief Week. Schools have been uploading their photos and messages to twitter showing how they’re taking part in physical activity. Each school… read more … about Schools compete for #activecdale Schools Cup>>

Calderdale Adult Learning is top of the class after receiving a glowing report from Ofsted. After a recent inspection, Calderdale Council’s adult and community learning service was rated good in all areas, including the quality of teaching, learning and assessment; outcomes for learners; personal development, behaviour and welfare; and the effectiveness of leadership and management…. read more … about Job well done for Calderdale Adult Learning>>

Post-16 options for Calderdale students will be considered by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet at the next meeting on Monday 19 March 2018. Recent changes to the government funding of post-16 education mean that the majority of schools now receive less money for A Level students and some vocational courses for 16-18 year olds than in previous… read more … about Calder High decision on sixth form closure>>

Cllr Megan Swift

The future of the Todmorden College site is being discussed by Calderdale Council. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will meet on Monday 12 February to look at options for the future of the building and site, discussing the two very different proposals received. The Council has received proposals from both Aldi Stores Limited and Todmorden Learning Centre… read more … about Looking at the future of Todmorden College>>

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