Category Archives: Schools

The Headteacher of a high school in Rastrick has been chosen to help lead the strategic improvement of schools across Calderdale. Steve Evans, Headteacher at Rastrick High School and Sixth Form, will take up a nine-month secondment as Assistant Director – Learning Services with Calderdale Council, in September. The role will see him work alongside… read more … about Rastrick head to join Calderdale Council as Assistant Director>>

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Calderdale Council’s innovative work to tackle child obesity has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. The Council is a finalist in the Public Health Improvement category of The MJ Achievement Awards 2018. It has created strong partnerships with organisations across Calderdale to seriously address the issue of poor nutrition when tackling child obesity. Cllr… read more … about A taste of success for healthy eating scheme>>

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>>

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

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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Ravenscliffe High School in Halifax continues to be ‘outstanding’ after it retained its top Ofsted rating following a recent inspection. Inspectors from Ofsted visited the school in October and observed different classrooms. They also met with pupils during breaks and held discussions with staff, senior leaders and governors, as well as taking into account the… read more … about Ravenscliffe is officially outstanding>>

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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>>