Category Archives: Education and learning

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>>

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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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Two schools in Calderdale are celebrating after receiving good Ofsted ratings. Ling Bob Junior, Infant and Nursery School in Pellon and Cross Lane Primary and Nursery School in Elland, were both inspected by Ofsted at the end of last year. Both schools were rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted and received glowing reports from the inspectors…. read more … about Ofsted success for Calderdale schools>>

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>>