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. In 2017 we joined with Cragg Vale School to form The Calder Learning Trust - a through school for pupils from 4-16 in two phases: Calder Primary and Calder High.

We are situated in the heart of Pennine Yorkshire, in the village of Mytholmroyd approximately six miles west of Halifax. The school serves the creative Calder Valley, stretching from Halifax through Luddendenfoot, then Mytholmroyd, and beyond to the town of Hebden Bridge and the borders of Todmorden.

We aim for our students in Years R-11 to become confident, responsible and articulate young people, supported within and beyond the curriculum and engaging in the fantastic range of opportunities available. These include The Duke of Edinburgh award, sporting events and competitions and Expressive Arts. Our school values are 'Care, Commitment, Courage' and are woven through all that we do.

Here at The Calder Learning Trust we aim for everybody to achieve their very best every day.

Mr A Guise
Headteacher of The Calder Learning Trust