School Life: Group took trip of a lifetime to United States

Just before half-term, 60 year 12 and 13 students along with six members of staff embarked on an eight day trip to the USA.

Teamworks is a collaboration of schools working together

School life: Developing innovative and research based teaching through project

The Halifax Academy is a strategic partner in Teamworks Teaching School Alliance at The Greetland Academy. Teamworks is a collaboration of schools working together to improve recruitment rates into teaching, as well as offering enhanced professional learning and leadership programmes for school staff. Teamworks also provides support to schools who are in need.


Inspectors called to Calderdale nursery after child goes missing on trip

Government inspectors examined procedures at a Calderdale nursery after a child went missing on a trip.
Pupils told inspectors that they were proud of their school

School life: Halifax Academy rated 'good' at latest Ofsted inspection

During the second week of the autumn term, The Halifax Academy was visited by Ofsted for a full two day inspection.

New Road Primary School, Sowerby Bridge. Head of school Sharon Harwood with executive head Nan Oldfield and Coun Megan Swift

'Making every penny stretch as far as possible' for Calderdale school upgrades

A director at Calderdale Council has said that they are 'making every penny available stretch as far as improve and repair schools.

Some of the prize winners with speaker Brittany Stead

Brighouse High pupils awarded for success

Students from Brighouse High had plenty to celebrate at the school’s Junior Awards ceremony last week.

Turf cutting at Copley Primary School

Construction of new £8.6m Calderdale schools gets underway

Construction work has started on site to rebuild two Calderdale schools at a cost of £8.6m and create 'state-of-the-art' facilities for children.

Lightcliffe students in New York around the time of terror attack (Picture Lightcliffe Academy)

Praise for New York Police officers after Calderdale students caught up in terror attack

Staff and students from a Calderdale school were caught up in the New York terror attack during their trip to the United States.
Vanessa Casey with her daughter Lauren, aged eleven, and her friends Imaan Fazal 11 and Grace Kenyon 11 at the bus stop in Skircoat Green.

School service ‘sailing past’ pupils leaving them stranded at bus stop

A parent has raised concerns about a school bus service alleging it has on occasion sailed past waiting pupils leaving them at the risk of being stranded and late for school.

Community artist Frank Darnley with Sophie Middleton, Sophie Butterfield and Grace Smith at Ryburn Valley High

Arts Council awards platinum Artsmark status for Calderdale school Ryburn Valley High

A Calderdale school has been awarded the highest achieving level Artsmark Award from Arts Council England.

Taylor Wimpey donated wristbands for Norland CE School pupils to wear

Pupils make sure they are safe when walking to school

A local homebuilder is encouraging families in Calderdale to leave their car keys at home and journey to school on foot.

Calderdale Council is facing a major financial challenge to fund schools in the borough

Calderdale school cash crisis - small sites could be forced to close

Calderdale schools face serious challenges to improve their buildings and smaller sites could be forced to close due to the lack of funding available.


Mayor unveils newly-merged Hipperholme Grammar School site

There was plenty to celebrate at Hipperholme Grammar School as the newly-merged site was officially unveiled.

James Franklin-Smith, head teacher at Trinity Academy

Students put Calderdale higher than UK average in GCSE performance

Nearly two-thirds of secondary school pupils in Calderdale achieved the equivalent of a Grade C in two key GCSEs, new figures show.

Pupils are in the process of creating a sensory garden for local care home residents

Beech Hill selected as finalist for national Dementia Friendly Awards

Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friendly Awards 2017 have announced their finalists and Beech Hill School from Halifax has been selected as one of three finalists in the Young Person’s Contribution of the year category.

Head teachers James Franklin-Smith, left, and Steve Evans

Halifax sixth-form college backers say district has ‘clear need’

The leaders at two schools spearheading the development of a Halifax Sixth Form college have said there is a clear need for a specialist centre for post-16 provision in the borough.
Students tried food from across the world

School life: Multilingual fun or diversión multilingüe at Rastrick High

Did you know there are about 225 indigenous languages in Europe that make up approximately 3% of the world total?
One of Gabriel's postcards

School Life: Amazing art achievement for Rastrick High student

Budding artist and Year 11 student Gabriel Midgley was recently invited to attend the Royal College of Art’s Secret Postcard Artists’ Party in London as part of the celebrations for artists whose work were on display.
A good school: Headteacher Sarah Hetherington, with pupils Finn, Maude and Deci, celebrate

Colden school continues to be ‘good’, says Ofsted

Colden Junior and Infant School continues to be a good school, according to education watchdog Ofsted, following its short inspection in September.

Team: Manager Molly Clipsom, owner Heather Palmer and baby room practitioner Jodie Tordoff

Pub’s new lease of life - as a nursery

A former pub building has been given a new lease of life by conversion into a state-of-the-art nursery.

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