The Calder High School was opened in January 1950 and takes pride of place as Yorkshire’s first comprehensive school. The school catered for some 350 students on its opening – a big change from the community of some 1500 students and staff who work here today.
The school is situated at the heart of Pennine Yorkshire, in the village of Mytholmroyd, and serves the Calder Valley community, stretching from Luddendenfoot, through Mytholmroyd, to the town of Hebden Bridge and the borders of Todmorden. Additionally, many students travel to the school from the outskirts of Halifax.
The Sixth Form of 183 students is situated in a separate state-of-the-art building and provides a wide ranging post-16 provision attracting a large number of students from outside our natural catchment area. They hold accreditation for: Artsmark Gold; The Schools Network; SafeMark; European Computer Driving Licence; Alliance for Lifelong Learning.
Students are supported to become confident and responsible young people who are highly articulate and creative, and their originality and flair are cherished. Calder High is a vibrant, friendly and successful school.
Calder High School, Brier Hey Lane, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 5QN
Tel 01422 883213