Category Archives: Schools

Planning is underway for safer and healthier streets around three schools in Calderdale, and local people are invited to share their thoughts. Calderdale Council is planning to reduce traffic and build a safe, healthy and attractive environment for people of all ages to walk, cycle, rest and play in the streets around Ash Green Community… read more … about Have your say on safer, greener and healthier streets>>

Ash Green School proposals

Pupils across Calderdale have been walking, wheeling, cycling and scooting their way to winning new equipment for their schools. In partnership with Active Calderdale, primary schools across the borough have been taking part in the Big Walk and Wheel challenge, an annual event organised by Sustrans, the UK charity dedicated to enabling people to walk… read more … about Schools get active as part of the Big Walk and Wheel challenge>>

Active schools Walk and Wheel challenge

The Easter break is just around the corner, and young people in Calderdale can enjoy enriching activities, eat delicious nutritious meals and meet new friends in a safe and fun environment, as part of the Healthy Holidays Calderdale programme. During the school holidays, children and young people who are eligible for free school meals can access… read more … about Spring into action and enjoy Healthy Holidays Calderdale>>

Healthy Holidays Calderdale

A national project aimed at educating young people about prejudice and intolerance is coming to Calderdale schools.  The work, co-ordinated by the Council’s School Effectiveness Service, will see children at eight schools in the borough participating in the Heartstone’s Story Circle project, working with local poets, dancers, artists, musicians, historians and sculptors and studying books… read more … about Local children start on the road to the Heartstone Odyssey Book Festival>>

Cllr Sarah Courtney

Calderdale Council is showing its appreciation to schools across the borough for their tireless efforts to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Throughout the pandemic, the Council has worked closely with schools to keep children and staff as safe as possible. The Council issued advice to schools before October half-term in response to particularly high… read more … about Thanking schools for their amazing efforts>>

Cllr Wilkinson

Withinfields Primary School in Southowram has received a glowing report in its latest Ofsted inspection, with ‘great strides’ being made by leadership. The school was inspected by Ofsted in early October and has now had confirmation it has been rated as ‘good’ in all areas, an improvement from being rated as ‘requires improvement’ in its… read more … about Ofsted praise for Withinfields Primary School>>

Withinfields School

Schools in Calderdale are being advised to consider additional public health measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Rates of COVID-19 in Calderdale are higher than they’ve ever been throughout the pandemic and unfortunately this is causing severe pressures on health and social care services. Although the fantastic uptake of the vaccine in Calderdale… read more … about Supporting schools to introduce further public health measures>>

News

The popular Get Organised event is back for 2021, for young people in Calderdale to find out more about the options available after GCSEs. On Tuesday 12 October, Calderdale Council, in partnership with Leeds Beckett University, is hosting a special virtual event, primarily aimed at students in Year 11 and their families. The event is… read more … about Virtual event helps young people to Get Organised>>

Cllr Adam Wilkinson

As children and young people start returning to education, Calderdale Council is encouraging families to keep doing the five big things that help protect us all from COVID-19: Give others space Wear a mask in busy places Get tested and self-isolate if notified to do so Mix outside or let air in Get both doses… read more … about Staying safe as school starts>>

Cllr Adam Wilkinson