Category Archives: Schools

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>>

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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>>

The future is bright for New Road Primary School in Sowerby Bridge. The school, which is rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, is seeing a number of improvements to boost pupils’ learning experience. For example, reception children are enjoying a new purpose-built unit, which the school funded due to an increased intake of pupils. The new classroom… read more … about Investing in the future of our young people>>

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Local people will once again be able to use the bridge in Copley from Thursday 12 October, when it is officially reopened and named Wilson Bridge during a special ceremony. Calderdale Council is holding the free community event to celebrate the completion of its work to replace the 185-year-old bridge, after it was destroyed by… read more … about New era for Copley’s bridge>>

Students in Year 11 and their families are invited to Calderdale Council’s Get Organised event, to find out more about the options they have after finishing GCSEs in 2018. On Monday 16 October young people and their families are encouraged to drop in to the MBi Shay Stadium in Halifax between 3.30pm and 7.30pm for… read more … about Helping students Get Organised>>

Cllr Megan Swift