Category Archives: Young people

Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “Calderdale Council is committed to supporting our most disadvantaged children and young people and ensuring they do not go hungry at half term.   “We are working with the Community Foundation for Calderdale and our fantastic voluntary and community sector to ensure that children who are eligible… read more … about Statement from the Leader of Calderdale Council>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Young people in Calderdale are invited to find out more about the options available after GCSEs, at the annual Get Organised event. From Monday 12 October, Calderdale Council, in partnership with Leeds Beckett University, is hosting a four-day, virtual event, primarily aimed at students in Year 11 and their families. Calderdale is a great place… read more … about Get Organised event goes virtual>>

Cllr Wilkinson

Pupils returning to school in Calderdale have seen the roads around some of their schools transformed into safer spaces – supporting active travel, such as walking and cycling. After a successful trial period at schools earlier this year, Calderdale Council has introduced School Streets(external link) at nine schools in the borough. This means that the… read more … about Safer streets for schools>>

School streets at St Mary's, Halifax

Calderdale Council has been named as one of the top 10 councils in the country for the provision of services for children with high needs. Public service consultancy, IMPOWER has named the Council as a top performer in its annual analysis report measuring performance within high needs funding. This focuses on pupils with special educational… read more … about Calderdale ranked as one of top UK councils for supporting children with high needs>>

Cllr Wilkinson

The Young Persons’ Prevention and Support Service (YPASS) in Calderdale has been shortlisted in the Housing Heroes Awards. The service, managed by Horton Housing and commissioned by Calderdale Council, has been shortlisted in the ‘Frontline team of the Year’ (under 5,000 homes) category. The Housing Heroes Awards are national awards organised by Inside Housing and… read more … about Young persons’ homeless prevention service shortlisted for national award>>

YPASS team

Calderdale Council has been shortlisted for two prestigious national awards, thanks to its pioneering work on tackling the climate emergency and supporting children and young people. The Council is a finalist in two categories of the MJ Local Government Achievement Awards 2020 – Senior Leadership Team and Innovation in Children’s Services. The awards recognise councils’… read more … about Calderdale’s double celebration in national awards shortlist>>

The brand new Trinity Sixth Form Academy in Halifax town centre is ready to welcome its first students this September, as Calderdale Council has handed over the state-of-the-art building to Trinity Multi-Academy Trust. This key milestone follows the completion of the multi-million-pound construction project to transform the former Central Library into a top-class learning facility… read more … about Another major milestone for new sixth form centre>>

Outside Trinity Sixth Form Academy

Calderdale’s brand new, state-of-the-art sixth form centre at the heart of Halifax is now complete and ready to welcome its first students in September 2020. The completion of Calderdale Council’s multi-million-pound construction project marks the start of an exciting new era for learning in Calderdale, and a major milestone in the borough’s wider regeneration. The… read more … about New sixth form centre heralds new era for learning and regeneration>>

Trinity Sixth Form Academy exterior

During Calderdale’s sixth annual Safeguarding Week (Monday 22 – Friday 26 June 2020), a range of virtual events and resources will raise awareness of safeguarding issues and how to support the borough’s most vulnerable children and adults. Safeguarding is just as important, if not more, during the COVID-19 outbreak. Lockdown and social distancing may make… read more … about Show your support for Safeguarding Week>>

Safeguarding Week 2020