Category Archives: Schools

Press release from Delta Academies Trust We are delighted that Delta Academies Trust, in partnership with Calderdale Council, has received Department for Education approval to open a new Alternative Provision free school for children aged 8-16. This will increase the number of high-quality alternative provision places in the Calderdale area, to inspire and support young people… read more … about New Alternative Provision free school for children aged 8-16>>

Cllr Adam Wilkinson outside Halifax Town Hall

Calderdale Council is proposing updates to its policy on free travel between home and school for eligible children and young people. The Council offers free home to school transport as part of its legal duty and its priority to reduce inequalities, supporting families who need it most. Some children and young people need extra help… read more … about Help with home to school transport>>

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A Calderdale school has received the borough’s highest level of recognition for their work to promote and support the health and wellbeing of pupils, staff, families and the wider school community. New Road Primary School in Sowerby Bridge has achieved the top level award in each category of the Calderdale Healthy Schools award programme, which… read more … about School shines bright with Diamond award>>

Pupils and headteacher at New Road Primary receiving award

A Mytholmroyd school hit by several devastating floods in Calderdale is more resilient to the impact of climate change following a £450,000 project. Burnley Road Academy has served the village of Mytholmroyd and the local community since 1879. It is a community primary school catering for children in the 3-11 age range with approximately 200… read more … about £450k scheme to better protect a Mytholmroyd school from flooding>>

Burnley Road Academy flood resilience group photo

Calderdale Council has congratulated a local school for achieving the highest possible rating from Ofsted. Parkinson Lane Community Primary School in Halifax was rated outstanding in all areas in its latest inspection. That means top marks for overall effectiveness, the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management, and early years provision…. read more … about ‘Life-changing’ school rated outstanding>>

Cllr Adam Wilkinson

Young people across Calderdale have been able to enjoy a summer of fun, joining in with exciting inclusive play sessions, as part of the Council’s Play Development Service activity programme. The Play Development Service is part of Calderdale Council’s Children and Young People’s Service and offers regular inclusive play sessions in communities across the borough…. read more … about Supporting families to enjoy a summer of fun>>

Young people playing football as part of summer activity sessions

Work is beginning this September to rebuild a fire-damaged Calderdale school. On 1 February 2022, an arson attack at Ash Green Community Primary School in Mixenden, near Halifax, caused a huge fire, destroying four classrooms and other areas in the upper site of the school. The damage was so extensive that Calderdale Council had to… read more … about Starting work to rebuild fire-damaged school>>

Ash Green artist impression

The rebuild of a fire-damaged Calderdale school has moved a step forward after the planning application was submitted to the Council. On 1 February 2022, an arson attack at Ash Green Community Primary School in Mixenden caused a huge fire, destroying four classrooms and other areas in the upper site of the school. The extent… read more … about School rises from the ashes>>

Ash Green artist impression

Thousands of Calderdale pupils are set to see their schools transform, after the Government announced the next phase of its 10-year School Rebuilding Programme. 11 Calderdale schools will be rebuilt or refurbished, bringing benefits including more modern classrooms, new sports halls and dining rooms and better energy efficiency. The aim of the programme is to… read more … about Major investment to transform Calderdale schools>>

Cllr Adam Wilkinson