Sowerby Bridge High School rated ‘inadequate’ in latest Ofsted inspection

Education watchdog Ofsted has recommended that Sowerby Bridge High School is put into special measures.

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St Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School, Todmorden.

‘Special measures’ recommendation for Todmorden primary school

Ofsted has recommended that a Todmorden primary school should be taken into special measures.

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(L-R) Noah Butterfield, Mrs Clements, Ella Whiteside-Smith, Leila Lang, Jessica White, Mrs Fahey, Ben Welch and Tom Leung in Porto

School life: Experiencing culture across Europe

Would you dare to stay with a family whose language you didn’t speak?

The Children's Commissioner says parents in the North could learn from those in the South in seeking to get their best for their children.

Parents in the North should learn from pushier mums and dads in the South

Parents in the North of England could learn from pushier mums and dads in the South to help their children achieve the best grades, the children’s tsar has said.

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(L-R) Zoe Wolstonholme, Jasmine Lomas, Lauren McElhone, Anya Wasilewski and Charlotte Beeden, on their DofE expedition

School life: Duke of Edinburgh success and the trip of a lifetime around Asia

On 28 November, the Mayor and Mayoress of Halifax presented Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Awards to Ryburn students during a ceremony at the Town Hall. In order to earn a Bronze Award, the students had to undertake activities in four areas: volunteering, physical, skills and an expedition. This adds up to around 50 hours of activities which are undertaken independently and in their own time.

College wins excellence award

College wins excellence award

Calderdale College has received a national award for excellence for its employer engagement programme.

Ryburn students with their international peers in Italy

School life: Ryburn’s budding entrepreneurs won first prize

The corridors of Ryburn Valley High School are buzzing with entrepreneurial plans this term after a team of students won first place in an international product design competition during their trip to an Italian school in November.

Reward for an act of kindness

Reward for an act of kindness

A Brighouse-based recruitment agency has rewarded a schoolgirl for donating her hair to charity.

Runners-up in the Emmanuel Schools Foundation Business Game, Team Illumination, from Trinity Academy, Thorne, (front row L-R) Sam Middleton, Luke Keeble, Sonny Gutteridge, Taylor Gray and Oliver Clark with (back row L-R) judges John Inglis-Jones, Ruth Watson and Debbie Schofield, and David Dawes, principal of host The Kings Academy

Business idea from Trinity Academy students wins praise

Student entrepreneurs on a mission to help keep cyclists safe impressed judges in an annual business competition for schools.

Chloe, Head of Fundraising

School life: Cakes and bakes for Children in Need

Todmorden High School’s head of fundraising and events, Chloe organised a bake-sale which was held last Friday; the bake-sale was a great success, with many staff and students bringing and baking cakes for the cause and a great turn out of customers buying cakes and donating.

Ex student Laura has been working with year 11 and 12 students every Monday this term

School life: Returning student Laura teaches Todmorden High’s aspiring artists

Ex Tod High student, Laura Burns, has been coming into the Art Department every Monday this term to work with Year 11 and 12 students.

New books and an added reading area have encouraged students to love reading

School life: Poppy appeal and students grow to love reading

The Poppy Appeal is the Royal British Legion’s biggest fundraising campaign held every year in November, the period of Remembrance.

Fire and Water artists Jane Pugh and Isolde Davey with Year 9 students from Ryburn Valley High School

Ryburn Valley High students will shine at the Winterlight Festival

Year nine students from Ryburn Valley High School present illuminated lanterns they have created for the forthcoming Winterlight Festival in Sowerby Bridge.

Todmorden Community College, Burnley Road, Todmorden.

Have your say on the future of college

Should Todmorden Community College be demolished or revitalised?

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Students from Ravenscliffe took over the running of Eureka! for the day. Photo by Darren Fearnley

Ravencliffe High School pupils took over running Eureka! for the day

Pupils from Ravenscliffe High School and Sports College got to take over the running of Eureka! The National Children’s Museum as part of Kids in Museums Takeover Day on Friday 18 November 2016.

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Every class at St Malachy's Catholic Primary School, completed a sponsored walk. Children from nursery right up to year six took part.

Primary school pupils and staff stride out to help young boy buy life-changing kit

A primary school has completed a sponsored walk to help a pupil with cystic fibrosis purchase life-changing equipment.

The Gleddings School, Halifax.

Top of the class! The Gleddings is named as Independent Preparatory School of the Year

A Halifax school has been named The Sunday Times Independent Preparatory School of the Year in the latest edition of newspaper’s school guide, Parent Power.

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Ryburn Valley High School head teacher David Lord, student Andrew (centre) and BDO World Darts champion Scott Waites.

Head teacher challenges darts world champion during visit to Calderdale school

World Darts Champion Scott Waites visited a Calderdale school to talk to students about the sport and give them a boost with learning maths.


Cash cuts in education will ‘devastate’ Calderdale schools - Union leader

A new Government policy on education funding will have a devastating effect on Calderdale schools according to new figures.

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