Category Archives: Schools

Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “Calderdale Council is committed to supporting our most disadvantaged children and young people and ensuring they do not go hungry at half term.   “We are working with the Community Foundation for Calderdale and our fantastic voluntary and community sector to ensure that children who are eligible… read more … about Statement from the Leader of Calderdale Council>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Young people in Calderdale are invited to find out more about the options available after GCSEs, at the annual Get Organised event. From Monday 12 October, Calderdale Council, in partnership with Leeds Beckett University, is hosting a four-day, virtual event, primarily aimed at students in Year 11 and their families. Calderdale is a great place… read more … about Get Organised event goes virtual>>

Cllr Wilkinson

Pupils returning to school in Calderdale have seen the roads around some of their schools transformed into safer spaces – supporting active travel, such as walking and cycling. After a successful trial period at schools earlier this year, Calderdale Council has introduced School Streets(external link) at nine schools in the borough. This means that the… read more … about Safer streets for schools>>

School streets at St Mary's, Halifax

The brand new Trinity Sixth Form Academy in Halifax town centre is ready to welcome its first students this September, as Calderdale Council has handed over the state-of-the-art building to Trinity Multi-Academy Trust. This key milestone follows the completion of the multi-million-pound construction project to transform the former Central Library into a top-class learning facility… read more … about Another major milestone for new sixth form centre>>

Outside Trinity Sixth Form Academy

As more businesses start to reopen and Calderdale’s towns and villages get busier, the Council is introducing additional measures to help people feel safer when shopping, queuing, walking and cycling. In June, to support non-essential retailers to start reopening, Calderdale Council launched new safety features in town centres to enable social distancing and more space… read more … about Safer streets for everyone>>

Road closure outside St Augustine's School

Calderdale Council supports local schools to open more widely from Monday 15 June, provided that they are confident it is safe for children and staff to return. Local schools and Calderdale College have remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic for vulnerable children and young people, and for the children of key workers. When the Government… read more … about Council supports careful wider opening of Calderdale schools from 15 June>>

COVID

Calderdale Council is advising local schools not to open more widely until they can be confident that children and teaching staff are able to return to classrooms safely. All schools and Calderdale College are currently closed except to vulnerable children and the children of key workers. The Government has now asked schools to plan for… read more … about Keeping schools safe during COVID-19>>

Calderdale Council

Schools and care homes in Calderdale have joined together to enable pupils and residents to share their experiences of life in lockdown, as part of an innovative pen pal programme. Pupils at Todmorden C of E School have been writing to residents at the nearby Pennine Lodge care home sharing news about their hobbies, things… read more … about Sharing stories and building friendships>>

Sylvia at Pennine Lodge

In the fight against COVID-19, Calderdale Council is working with local organisations who are donating or producing personal protective equipment (PPE) for our hardworking staff in the NHS and social care, and is calling on Government for an urgent, longer-term solution to the national PPE shortage. Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council, said: “We… read more … about Calderdale gets to work on personal protective equipment>>

Nick Barber