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.
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 and Expressive Arts.
Here at Calder High School we aim for every student to achieve their very best every day.
Mr A Guise
Please can I encourage you to apply for your child’s bus pass as soon as possible. The bus companies will only allocate places based on bus passes so they need to know in advance to ensure we have enough buses for September. Students who are new to The Calder Learning Trust will need to complete an application, those existing pass holders can renew their pass on-line here
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.