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£400,000 approved for necessary work as Calderdale Council takes on running Orangebox

Councillors have agreed to fund around £400,000 to address infrastructure issues at a high-profile Calderdale youth project.

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Prince Edward visiting the Orangebox youth centre, Halifax, several years ago. Picture: Bruce Fitzgerald Photography

£400,000 sought for Orangebox as Calderdale Council agrees to take youth centre on

Approval is being sought for up to £400,000 being made available by Calderdale Council to address work relating to infrastructure issues at the Orangebox young people’s centre at Blackledge, Halifax.

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Job well done for Calderdale Adult Learning

Job well done for Calderdale Adult Learning

Calderdale Adult Learning is top of the class after receiving a glowing report from Ofsted.

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The difficult decision has been taken to close Calder High's Sixth Form

Decision made to close Calder High Sixth Form

The governing body at Calder High School in Mytholmroyd has take the difficult decision to close the sixth form next year.
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UPDATED: Which schools are closed in Yorkshire today due to the snow?

More snow has fallen across Yorkshire overnight leading to a number of schools in the region being forced to close for the day.
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Thumbs up: Headteacher Elizabeth Lloyd, with Year 2 children at St Joseph's School, Todmorden

Ofsted: Special measures Todmorden school is on road to recovery

A school which was placed in special measures by education watchdog Ofsted two years ago is on the right road to recovery.

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Celebration: TLC campaigners learn that councillors have backed the transfer option

Council backs community option for Todmorden College

A cheer rang out at Halifax Town Hall as members of Todmorden Learning Centre and Community Hub saw councillors back their vision for Todmorden College’s future.

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Campaigners back the TLC bid pictured at the college last year

Future of the Todmorden College site could be decided next week

The future of the Todmorden College site could be decided next Monday, February 12.

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Eureka! children's museum in Halifax had its biggest visitor numbers for two decades in 2017, its 25th anniversary year

Eureka! anniversary is busiest year for two decades amid Halifax ‘renaissance’

Eureka! The National Children’s Museum is celebrating its busiest year in two decades, having welcomed 303,545 people through its doors in 2017 - the museum’s 25th anniversary year.

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Trinity Academy (left) and Crossley Heath School

League tables show Calderdale’s pupils are well above average

Schools in Calderdale are celebrating being top of the class as the borough ranks above the national average in the recent secondary school league tables, published by the Department of Education.

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How did Calderdale schools perform in recent league tables?

Calderdale ranked above the national avaerage in the recent secondary school league tables published by the Department of Education.

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Secondary school league tables have been released.

Secondary School league tables: How did Yorkshire do?

More than a quarter of a million children are being taught at underperforming secondary schools, official figures show.
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Consultation: Headteacher Tony Guise has written to parents and spoken to staff and students

Future of Calder High School’s sixth form in the balance

Calder High is beginning a pre-statutory consultation on the future of the school’s sixth form, the school has revealed.

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Sir John Cockcroft

Todmorden beaten to the Nobel punch - but Grammar School’s still tops with two different winners!

Todmorden is justifiably proud of the fact that it has produced two Nobel prizewinners.

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Pupils from St Augustines were crowned champions at the Panathlon Yorkshire Primary Final

St Augustine’s pupils win gold at Panathlon final

Pupils with disabilities and special needs from St Augustine’s School in Halifax were crowned county champions at the Panathlon Yorkshire Primary Final in York.

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Song for Christmas 2017: Christ Church Pellon CE (VC) Primary

Schools across Calderdale have been singing their hearts out in this year’s Halifax Courier Song for Christmas competition, sponsored by Calderdale College.
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Song for Christmas 2017: Bradshaw Primary School

Schools across Calderdale have been singing their hearts out in this year’s Halifax Courier Song for Christmas competition, sponsored by Calderdale College.

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Song for Christmas 2017: St Andrew's Infant School

Schools across Calderdale have been singing their hearts out in this year’s Halifax Courier Song for Christmas competition, sponsored by Calderdale College.
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Song for Christmas 2017: Central Street Infant and Nursery School

Schools across Calderdale have been singing their hearts out in this year’s Halifax Courier Song for Christmas competition, sponsored by Calderdale College.

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