Calder High School was opened in January 1950 and takes pride of place as Yorkshire’s first comprehensive school. The school catered for some three hundred and fifty students on its opening - a big change from the community of one thousand five hundred students and staff who work here today. Calder High School is now a Co-operative Trust School in The Calder Learning Trust with Brooksbank Sports College and Calderdale Local Authority.
We are situated in the heart of Pennine Yorkshire, in the village of Mytholmroyd approximately six miles west of Halifax. The school serves the Calder Valley, stretching from Halifax through Luddendenfoot, then Mytholmroyd, and beyond to the town of Hebden Bridge and the borders of Todmorden.
Calder High School is fortunate in housing the renowned Ted Hughes Theatre which was opened by the poet’s widow, Carol Hughes, in 2007. It is a popular venue for school and community events through which the school has achieved the prestigious Artsmark Gold award. The school is decorated with quotations from Ted Hughes’ poetry, celebrating our literacy heritage through his connection with Mytholmroyd and the school.
Our Sixth Form, which enjoys a separate state-of-the-art building including social area, attracts students from across Halifax and the Calder Valley.
We aim for our students in Years 7-13 to become confident, responsible and articulate young people, supported within and beyond the curriculum and engaging in the fantastic range of opportunities available at Calder High School. These include camps with the Outward Bound Trust, sporting events and competitions, Expressive Arts activities, a move into international volunteering for Sixth Form students and much, much more.
Here at Calder High School we aim for every student to achieve their very best every day.
Mr A Guise
Thank you very much to all staff, students and parents who contributed items for our Christmas Hamper Appeal!
After 18 months of hard work and fundraising, nine Year 13 students and three staff members travelled to Cape Coast, Ghana in July to carry out two week’s volunteering work in a local school primarily with the three kindergarten classes.
Due to the complaints and concerns surrounding the C92 bus, West Yorkshire Transport have asked us to pass on some important information regarding a change in service. If your child uses this service, it is very important that you act on this information before the 19th October. Please can you direct any questions to West Yorkshire Transport on the attached information and not the school
We are proud to report another rise in our GCSE results. For the fifth year running Calder High students have improved on the previous years record breaking results, making the 2018 summer examinations the best ever.
Calder High School
Brier Hey Lane, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, WestYorkshire HX7 5QN
Phone: 01422 883213
Please note that school is closed to students (Y7-13) on 21st January due to a staff training day
Calder Primary is open as normal