Category Archives: Schools

Children across Calderdale have been working on campaigns to promote safer and more active travel around their schools and communities.  Over the last three months, officers from Calderdale Council have led a project with 14 schools, helping them develop their own campaigns, promoting the benefits of walking and cycling, healthy living and sustainable travel.  On… read more … about Calderdale schools compete for the SAFE Travel Cup>>

Halifax’s own Holy Trinity Primary School has become third school in Calderdale to achieve a Food for Life Gold Award, in recognition of their outstanding food culture.  The Food for Life Gold Award recognises the school’s commitment to the food education of their pupils, and a healthy food culture which benefits not just pupils, but staff… read more … about Holy Trinity Primary School achieves prestigious Gold Food for Life Award>>

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 West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) ran its first ‘Bike Bus’ from Illingworth fire station to Whitehill Community Academy on 24 May, in partnership Calderdale Council. The launch of the new ‘Bike Bus’ comes following the huge success of the Bike Libraries scheme which launched on 18 April 2017. The cycling bus will see… read more … about First ‘Bike Bus’ to run from Illingworth fire station>>

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Construction of a £4.2m state of the art teaching block has started at Todmorden High School in Calderdale.   Funded by Calderdale Council, the new two-storey building will have space for 16 classrooms.    Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, Cllr Megan Swift said:  “I’m delighted work is now underway at Todmorden High… read more … about Building starts at Todmorden High School>>

Todmorden High School

Parents of students at Moorside Community Primary School and local residents are invited to a drop-in event to see the exciting designs for the new school. Moorside Community Primary School in Ovenden is being completely rebuilt, as part of an investment of £8.6million in this school and Copley Primary. Both schools are old and in… read more … about Exciting plans for schoolchildren in Calderdale>>

Cllr Megan Swift

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>>

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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