Category Archives: Schools

Councillors and Calderdale students have been viewing progress at the Northgate site in Halifax, as work begins on the next phase of this exciting development. As part of the wider transformation of Halifax, Calderdale Council is planning to renovate its vacant former office building, Northgate House, to provide more than 40,000 square foot of high… read more … about Progress update on Northgate site>>

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More details regarding the exciting plans to create a new sixth form centre in Halifax town centre have been released. Trinity Multi-Academy Trust, home of the outstanding Trinity Academy Halifax (TAH) sixth form, is working in partnership with Calderdale Council and Rastrick High School to deliver Calderdale’s very own sixth form centre. It has announced… read more … about Sixth form centre update>>

An innovative animation, specifically designed to safeguard children in West Yorkshire from exploitation and abuse, is due to premiere at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford. Funded by the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Mark Burns-Williamson through £36,000 of grant money, it sees its first official screening on Monday 21 January… read more … about Animation premieres to tackle child exploitation>>

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Pupils at All Saints’ Junior and Infant School in Halifax have been getting creative by building a model of Yorkshire landmark, the Humber Bridge, entirely out of recycled materials. The school is taking part in the Big Build competition, run by construction industry mascot, Ivor Goodsite. Big Build aims to get children thinking creatively about… read more … about All Saints’ Big Build challenge>>

On GCSE results day 2018, Cllr Megan Swift, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, said: “Well done to everyone receiving their GCSE results. I know how much hard work and commitment young people have put into their studies, and the amount of support that staff and families have given. Talent is… read more … about Congratulations to GCSE students>>

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Work is continuing apace to rebuild Copley Primary School and Moorside Community Primary School in Ovenden, Halifax, with pupils and staff due to move into the impressive new buildings in the new term. The project was commissioned by Calderdale Council following its £8.6m investment that will see the creation of brand new, modern facilities including… read more … about Halifax primary school rebuilds continue to take shape>>

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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