Category Archives: Schools

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>>

Cllr Megan Swift

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

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Halifax has been judged by Ofsted as ‘good’ with ‘outstanding’ features in a recent inspection.  The inspection took place at the end of June 2017, with inspectors visiting the school over two days. During this visit, inspectors spoke to pupils, staff, governors and a representative from Calderdale Council, as… read more … about Ofsted success for St Joseph’s>>

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Construction of a £2.8 million state-of-the-art sixth form centre for Ravenscliffe High School and local people has started. Calderdale Council has invested £1.6 million into creating an exciting new facility that will benefit both the school – which is the borough’s only secondary special needs school – and the wider community. The Council has also… read more … about Building starts at new Ravenscliffe sixth form centre>>

The new Copley Bridge will be named Wilson Bridge, after Mr Graham Wilson who lived at the adjacent toll house for many years until his recent death. The name was chosen by children from Copley Primary School and the local community. Calderdale Council is rebuilding the 185-year-old bridge after it was destroyed by the 2015… read more … about A new name for Copley Bridge>>