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
We are very happy to announce that for the second year running, the Calder High Media Production Team have won the National Schools' Film Competition, organised by the Bank of England. This year we came top in the Key Stage 3 category, as well as being overall winners once more. The theme of this year's competition was "What independence means to me" and the students responded by filming themselves engaging in activities that give them a sense of artistic freedom and individuality; such as film-making, baking, and drawing. As well as the school being awarded funds for film production equipment, the students involved in the production of the film will also receive a cash prize. Here's to next year's competition!
Please note that this afternoon the school was informed that the bus company who operate the school ‘C’ bus service, will be operating at an earlier time as from Monday 29 January 2018. I can only apologise for the lack of notice, however, this is beyond our control.
After 18 months of hard work and fundraising, twelve Year 13 students and four staff members travelled to Kathmandu, Nepal in July to carry out two week’s volunteering work.
Calder High School is proud to report another significant rise in our GCSE results. For the fourth year running Calder High students have improved on the previous years best ever results, making the 2017 summer examinations, the best in the schools history.
The Calder High School staff and governors are happy to announce that for the fourth year running our A level results have risen again. In these challenging times for education, we are proud to report on our latest improvement which moves Calder High School's Sixth form into the top 12% of schools nationally.
Calder High School
Brier Hey Lane, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, WestYorkshire HX7 5QN
Phone: 01422 883213
On Thursday 19th April there will be a Parents as Partners evening in the LRC/Diner between 6-7.30pm on the subject of supporting student Mental Health and Well-being. The evening will be run in the form of a marketplace carousel and a wide range of external agencies will be attending. I very much hope that you will be able to come to find out more about a very topical and important issue