Category Archives: Schools

A national project aimed at educating young people about prejudice and intolerance is coming to Calderdale schools.  The work, co-ordinated by the Council’s School Effectiveness Service, will see children at eight schools in the borough participating in the Heartstone’s Story Circle project, working with local poets, dancers, artists, musicians, historians and sculptors and studying books… read more … about Local children start on the road to the Heartstone Odyssey Book Festival>>

Cllr Sarah Courtney

Calderdale Council is showing its appreciation to schools across the borough for their tireless efforts to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Throughout the pandemic, the Council has worked closely with schools to keep children and staff as safe as possible. The Council issued advice to schools before October half-term in response to particularly high… read more … about Thanking schools for their amazing efforts>>

Cllr Wilkinson

Withinfields Primary School in Southowram has received a glowing report in its latest Ofsted inspection, with ‘great strides’ being made by leadership. The school was inspected by Ofsted in early October and has now had confirmation it has been rated as ‘good’ in all areas, an improvement from being rated as ‘requires improvement’ in its… read more … about Ofsted praise for Withinfields Primary School>>

Withinfields School

Schools in Calderdale are being advised to consider additional public health measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Rates of COVID-19 in Calderdale are higher than they’ve ever been throughout the pandemic and unfortunately this is causing severe pressures on health and social care services. Although the fantastic uptake of the vaccine in Calderdale… read more … about Supporting schools to introduce further public health measures>>

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The popular Get Organised event is back for 2021, for young people in Calderdale to find out more about the options available after GCSEs. On Tuesday 12 October, Calderdale Council, in partnership with Leeds Beckett University, is hosting a special virtual event, primarily aimed at students in Year 11 and their families. The event is… read more … about Virtual event helps young people to Get Organised>>

Cllr Adam Wilkinson

As children and young people start returning to education, Calderdale Council is encouraging families to keep doing the five big things that help protect us all from COVID-19: Give others space Wear a mask in busy places Get tested and self-isolate if notified to do so Mix outside or let air in Get both doses… read more … about Staying safe as school starts>>

Cllr Adam Wilkinson

On GCSE results day 2021, Cllr Adam Wilkinson, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, said: “Congratulations and well done to everyone getting their GCSE results today.   “After a really difficult year, these results recognise the hard work and determination of young people to carry on and achieve.   “The GCSE… read more … about Well done GCSE students!>>

Cllr Wilkinson

On A-level results day 2021, Cllr Adam Wilkinson, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, said: “Congratulations to all the Calderdale students receiving their A-Level results today.   “We are always impressed by the talent and hard work of the borough’s young people, but up against the huge challenges of the pandemic,… read more … about Congratulations to A-Level students!>>

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School’s out for summer, and young people in Calderdale can take part in exciting activities, enjoy nutritious meals and meet new friends in a safe environment, as part of the Calderdale Healthy Holidays programme. With funding from the Department for Education’s Holiday Activities and Food Programme, and in partnership with the Community Foundation for Calderdale,… read more … about Supporting families to have Healthy Holidays>>