Everything you need to know about Calderdale's schools including admissions policies, school term dates, statistics, location and contact details, performance tables, travel to school and much more.

Calderdale schools

Location and contact information, statistics, term dates and national performance tables of Calderdale's schools.

Accessing information about your child

To meet the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998, schools need to issue a Privacy Notice to pupils and / or parents and carers summarising the information held about pupils, why it is held, and the third parties to whom it may be passed on.


Starting school is one of the most important milestones in a child's life. These pages contain information about admissions to schools in the Calderdale area including details of how to apply for a place online.

Commissioning services for children and young people

This plan has been developed to promote a clear and consistent way forward for the commissioning of children and young people's services which will help us to work better in partnership with service users, carers, providers and other key stakeholders whilst achieving best value and ultimately resulting in better outcomes for children, young people and families.

Environmental education

Details of the educational workshops available at countryside locations in Halifax, Brighouse and Todmorden. Topics include climate change, environmental art and trees; activities such as stream dipping and birdbox building are also available.

Museum learning

In addition to the Key Stage 1 and 2 programmes running in Calderdale's museums and galleries, events and activities for families and adults are also regulary held.

National curriculum

The National Curriculum details what is to be taught to children between the ages of five and sixteen in maintained schools.

Road safety education

Calderdale Road Safety offer a variety of training courses for school pupils of all ages. Training covers cycling, how to be a safe pedestrian and the consequences of not using a seat belt.

School food

Information, guidance and useful links about food served at schools in Calderdale including details of government school food standards and healthy eating tips.

School governors

Governing bodies have a vital role to play in raising standards. This section contains advice, information and guidance to support new and existing governors.

Schools forum

Schools Forums were set up to give schools greater involvement in the distribution of funding within their authority. The membership of Calderdale Schools Forum is made up of headteachers, school governors and representatives of religious groups and professional associations.

Schools resources service

A range of exciting education services, including the loan of Art and Step Into History boxes, help for pupils in developing their search and research skills, and a programme of activities which meet the Learning Outside the Classroom quality badge, are provided by Calderdale's 'Discover' team.

Travel to school

Travel to school policies and information on sustainable methods of transport including details on school buses.

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