School life: Plenty to celebrate at Todmorden High

New kit for Chadderton Tigers
New kit for Chadderton Tigers

Year 11 graphics students were given the opportunity to design the new Chadderton Tigers basketball kit.

Isabelle and Megan were the winning students. The kit has now been made and the team wore it for the first time on Saturday.

Well done to Isabelle and Megan on their designing success.

This week marked the start of an exciting new chapter for Todmorden High School with the official ‘Ground Breaking’ ceremony taking place on the school site for our £4.2m state of the art teaching block.

The new two-storey building is being funded by Calderdale Council and will have space for 16 new classrooms. It is fabulous to see this project getting off to a flying start. Our youngest and eldest children in the school, Abbie and Martin, joined us for this momentous occasion. This new facility will be a great resource for the school and we are very much looking forward to watching it grow over the next few months. We are so positive about the whole project, we are working closely with a fantastic team who are very experienced in building education facilities. We are grateful to all at the local authority who have supported us. This investment in Todmorden High School will further help raise the aspirations of our students. Work on site will also include stripping and re-roofing the majority of the flat roofs within the existing school.

The new teaching block is scheduled to be handed over to the school in early 2018. Once students have moved into the new classrooms, the current English and Riverside blocks, which are in a very poor condition, will be demolished and a new multi-use games area and car park will be created. All work on site should be completed by spring 2018. We will keep you updated on the progress of the building via the weekly letter, our Twitter feed and our website page: