Former Halifax head receives an OBE

Ravenscliffe High School and Sports College headteacher Mike Hirst.

Ravenscliffe High School and Sports College headteacher Mike Hirst.

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Michael Hirst, the head of Ravenscliffe High School, Halifax, from 1994 until 2011, has been awarded an OBE.

The school was among the first to achieve Sports College status in 2007 and was praised by Ofsted’ two years later, following three outstanding inspections.
Ravencliffe’s positive reputation further extended into the areas of music and performance, achieving local and national Music for Youth awards.
Mr Hirst is originally from Leeds and is the chairman of Skipton Golf Club.