St Catherine’s High School, Halifax, holds last prizegiving evening

Prize winners Shannon Loughrey 12, Jessica Garling 15 and Joseph Hanleyn 15 with geust speaker Craig Heap.
Prize winners Shannon Loughrey 12, Jessica Garling 15 and Joseph Hanleyn 15 with geust speaker Craig Heap.
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The last prizegiving evening took place at St Catherine’s Catholic High School, Holmfield, Halifax.

It shuts next August after which students will transfer to the neighbouring Trinity Academy.

Michael Gosling, Executive Principal of SCCHS said there was a wonderful atmosphere at the event and a lot to celebrate.

“It was an absolute delight to open the presentation evening and to reflect upon the success of SCCHS students who worked incredibly hard to achieve the school’s best ever exam results,” he said.

“The evening was the last ever to be hosted in SCCHS, and there was a very special atmosphere as students and staff celebrated this set of results, and the effort and achievement of students with a series of awards.

“Students at SCCHS have more than rose to the challenges that we have set, and we look forward to continuing to reflect upon their successes as our remaining students prepare for the move to Trinity Academy.”

The school started out as St Thomas More School which was officially opened in 1957.

In 1971 it became known as Halifax Catholic High before being named after Catherine of Siena in 2000 at the suggestion of the then Bishop of Leeds The Rt Rev David Konstant who officiated at a renaming ceremony.

The Leeds Diocese has now decided to concentrate Roman Catholic secondary provision at Bradley, in Huddersfield.

And it was decided that St Catherine’s should “merge” with Trinity Academy.

Affected parents have attended meetings earlier this year to learn of arrangements for existing pupils and those primary school pupils who would have started at St Catherine’s this year to be accommodated elsewhere.

The majority of pupils at St Catherine’s will be transferring over to Trinity Academy.