Category Archives: Schools

Schools across Calderdale are looking for governors to help them continue to deliver good standards.  Anyone aged 18 or over and living in the UK can apply to be a governor. Governors do not manage a school day-to-day, but they oversee its long-term development. Governors have an important job in schools, helping to set their… read more … about Could you be a governor?>>

Cllr Megan Swift

As children return after their half term break, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will review the school service to make sure it will continue to meet demand over the next five years.  The Cabinet will meet on Monday 14 November 2016 to consider a report which outlines the priority areas for school re-organisation.  Calderdale Council’s Cabinet member… read more … about Five year plan for school places>>

Cllr Megan Swift

A decision on the future of Cragg Vale Junior and Infant School is a step closer as further consultation takes place with parents, staff, governors and the local community.  Cragg Vale Junior and Infant School is a small rural school with an average intake of less than ten pupils each year. The building is in… read more … about Have your say on Cragg Vale School proposals>>

Calderdale Council

Over 100 people signed a pledge to drive safely at an event to mark Yellow Ribbon Day held at Queen’s Road Neighbourhood Centre in Halifax.  Calderdale Council, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) and the Halifax Central Neighbourhood Police used the event to raise awareness of road safety.    To help get the message across… read more … about 100 take the Yellow Ribbon Day pledge>>

Yellow Ribbon Day

Calderdale Council is asking for the people’s views about the future of the Cragg Vale Junior and Infant School.  The small village school currently occupies a Victorian building on the main road through Cragg Vale and has a very small intake of pupils each year. Fifty nine pupils currently attend the school.  The building is… read more … about Have your say on the future of Cragg Vale School>>

Calderdale Council

 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 2017.   On Thursday 29 September young people and their families are encouraged to drop in to the Shay Stadium in Halifax between 3pm and 7.30pm for the… read more … about Plan your future at Get Organised 2016>>

The Shay

Young people in Calderdale will soon be learning more about healthier lifestyles, as the innovative Youth Health Champions programme is introduced to all Calderdale secondary schools from October.  The Youth Health Champions programme is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and encourages young people to promote healthier lifestyles and better food choices… read more … about Young people champion healthy living>>

Youth health champions

Get set for some dinnertime inspiration this summer as the Holiday Kitchen rolls in to town showing families how to make great tasting family meals that are good for body and wallet. For five weeks every Monday families will join the Holiday Kitchen Team at Ash Green Community Primary School for arts and crafts activities,… read more … about Holiday Kitchen coming to Mixenden this summer>>

Holiday Kitchen

After Storm Eva hit, eight schools were severely affected by flooding. Two of these had to be evacuated completely and pupils are still being educated in alternative premises. One of these schools is Burnley Road Academy, whose younger pupils are working at Savile Park School at Heath in Halifax. The Head teacher of Burnley Road… read more … about ‘Not a school day missed’ – How friendships blossomed following Storm Eva>>

Flooding waves