Category Archives: Education and learning

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>>

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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

Construction of a £4.2m state of the art teaching block has started at Todmorden High School in Calderdale.   Funded by Calderdale Council, the new two-storey building will have space for 16 classrooms.    Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, Cllr Megan Swift said:  “I’m delighted work is now underway at Todmorden High… read more … about Building starts at Todmorden High School>>

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The choices available for Calderdale students who want to continue studying after their GCSEs will be considered by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet at the next meeting on Monday 3 April 2017.  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… read more … about Changes in Calderdale to post-16 options>>

Cllr Megan Swift

Parents of students at Moorside Community Primary School and local residents are invited to a drop-in event to see the exciting designs for the new school. Moorside Community Primary School in Ovenden is being completely rebuilt, as part of an investment of £8.6million in this school and Copley Primary. Both schools are old and in… read more … about Exciting plans for schoolchildren in Calderdale>>

Cllr Megan Swift

Calderdale Council is investing £8.6 million to rebuild Copley Primary School and Moorside Community Primary School in Ovenden, to provide an even better learning experience for local young people. Both schools are old and in such a poor condition that rebuilding them is a better solution than continuing to carry out costly maintenance and repairs…. read more … about New facilities for local schoolchildren>>

Cllr Megan Swift

Calderdale Council’s Children’s Social Care team has been recognised for its work on identifying and supporting children who regularly miss school.  Ofsted’s National Director of Social Care, Eleanor Schooling CBE, publishes a monthly commentary in which she discusses the major issues facing children’s services across the country and shares what has been learned during recent… read more … about Ofsted praises Council’s work to keep kids safe from CSE>>

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Schools across Calderdale are looking for governors to help them continue to deliver good standards.  Anyone aged 18 or over and living in the UK can apply to be a governor. Governors do not manage a school day-to-day, but they oversee its long-term development. Governors have an important job in schools, helping to set their… read more … about Could you be a governor?>>

Cllr Megan Swift