The choices available for Calderdale students who want to continue studying after their GCSEs will be considered by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet at the next meeting on Monday 3 April 2017.  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… read more … about Changes in Calderdale to post-16 options>>

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The British Business Bank has today launched its £400m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), aimed at boosting the North of England’s economy and helping the region’s businesses realise their growth potential.  The British Business Bank’s recent Spotlight:The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund(external link) publication reported that the North contributes £350bn per year in GDP – close… read more … about £400m Fund launches for Northern SMEs>>


The latest statistics from NHS Digital have alarmingly revealed that last year one in five (22%) women in Calderdale aged 25-64 who are eligible for a cervical screening test did not book in or attend their smear test.  The data has found that the numbers of women in Calderdale attending in the younger age group… read more … about Encouraging cervical screening>>

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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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On GCSE results day 2016, Cllr Megan Swift, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, said: “We are delighted to see great improvements in Calderdale’s GCSE results compared to last year. Congratulations to all students, who we know have worked extremely hard. Our schools, academies, families and the Council work tirelessly to… read more … about Congratulations to our GCSE students>>

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Halifax has been announced as one of the 100 towns across the UK to receive support from some of the UK’s biggest brands.  Business in the Community’s Healthy High Streets programme aims to increase footfall by 10%, reduce the number of vacant properties by 20% and stimulate the creation of new jobs in 100 towns… read more … about Halifax town centre to benefit from high street regeneration programme>>


Local people are being asked for their views on Calderdale’s highways and transport services – from the condition of roads and footpaths to the quality of cycling facilities.   Calderdale Council is one of 106 Local Authorities taking part in the National Highways and Transport Public Satisfaction survey, which will ask people exactly the same questions,… read more … about Have your say on roads and transport>>

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