Students brush up on dental hygiene

The Dentaid mobile dental unit visited Westborough High School to treat 111 children.

Pivot Academy's acting head Andrew Kitterick.

‘Good’ rating for academy

A local independent school has achieved a good Ofsted rating in less than a year of being open.

CLASS CELEBRATIONS: Staff at Upper Batley High School dress up for World Book Day.

Characters booked up for a fun day

Upper Batley High School got to celebrate World Book Day after it had to be cancelled due to the bad weather.

BUDDING REPORTERS: Thornhill Community Academy students ready for action in the newsroom.

Here’s the news from Thornhill

Students from Years 7 and 8 at Thornhill Community Academy spent a day off from their normal lessons while turning one of their classrooms into a news studio.

Eversleigh Day Nursery recently hosted a visit from local firefighters.

Crews fire children’s imaginations at nursery

Children at Eversleigh Day Nursery in Earlsheaton were all fired up during a visit by a local fire service crew.

Batley Girls’ School show tickets set to fly

Batley Girls’ School show tickets set to fly

Batley Girls’ High School pupils are set to perform this year’s school show – J.M. Barrie’s ‘Peter Pan’.

The Little Acorns Nursery in Mirfield recently invited the local fire crew to talk to the children.

Children fired up after crew’s visit

The Little Acorns Nursery in Mirfield recently invited the local fire crews to talk to the children.


UPDATED: Which schools are closed in Yorkshire today due to the snow?

More snow has fallen across Yorkshire overnight leading to a number of schools in the region being forced to close for the day.
Pictured are teaching assistant Rachel Barker, Melanie Cropper (community champion, Tesco Cleckheaton), participating students, representatives from Fusion Giving, and Kelly Heddon (assistant headteacher).

Healthy eating highlighted at inaugural Foodstival event

The first Schools Food Drive and Schools Foodstival has taken place at Longcauseway Church Community room in Dewsbury.

Collect of Daniel Long, 15, who commited suicide at his home in Leeds, South Yorkshire. See Ross Parry story RPYSTRESS; The heartbroken sister of a straight-A student who committed suicide due to exam stress has launched a national campaign to prevent it happening again. 'Brainy' Daniel Long, 15, hanged himself in February 2017 after he developed acute anxiety whilst revising for his GCSEs. He was discovered unresponsive by his heartbroken mum Emma Oliver, 43, who had rushed upstairs when she heard a loud bang coming from his bedroom. Emma desperately tried to save him with CPR while a neighbour called 999, but Daniel was rushed to hospital where he was put on life support.

MP backs bid to get a counsellor for every school

A West Yorkshire MP has given her backing to a campaign started by the family of a Leeds schoolboy who took his own life.

WINNING WORK: Spen Valley High School student Izobelle Broadley with her artwork.

Izobelle’s artwork on show at hospital

A student from Spen Valley High School is one of the lucky pupils whose artwork will be displayed for all to see after winning a competition run by The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

DETERMINED: Haroon Mahmood with his certificate.

Kirklees student Haroon among the best in UK

A business and enterprise student from Kirklees College was recently judged to be among the best BTEC students in the country.

St John Fisher Academy, Dewsbury

Ofsted inspectors tell ‘inadquate’ Dewsbury academy it must improve

A voluntary academy inspected by Ofsted for the first time is inadequate, inspectors found following their visit last November.

SCHOOL VISIT: Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff with Thornhill Community Academy headteacher Bev Matthews and students.

MP speaks with pupils after tour

Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff swapped her seat on the font bench in Parliament for a seat on the front bench in the school’s main hall as she made a special visit to Thornhill Community Academy and joined with students following her address during the assembly.

Dewsbury Matters: Denis Ripley, right, at the Patrick Bronte 200 event

A busy life - remembering Denis Ripley’s work for Dewsbury, and beyond

Tributes have been paid to long-serving former Dewsbury councillor Denis Ripley, a passionate supporter of education and the arts, whose death at 85 we reported last week.

Years of service: Denis Ripley had a passion for education

Long serving Dewsbury councillor dies at 85 - education and arts were Denis Ripley’s passion

A man who carried his passion for education into politics and played an important role in supporting the arts across the county, former Kirklees Councillor Denis Ripley has died at the age of 85.

OUTSTANDING: The Westborough High School team at the Premier League Enterprise Challenge play-offs.

School’s premier challenge

Westborough High School recently represented Huddersfield Town in the play-offs of the Premier League’s Enterprise Challenge at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium.

Batley School of Art: Find out more at the open event.

Kirklees College to host open days

Kirklees College is set to hold a number of open events to give potential attendees and their families the chance to tour its facilities and talk to tutors, employers and students.

Secondary school league tables have been released.

Secondary School league tables: How did Yorkshire do?

More than a quarter of a million children are being taught at underperforming secondary schools, official figures show.
Meeting: Batley Library

Rallying support for libraries at Batley and Cleckheaton

Residents in one part of North Kirklees are being urged to make sure they take part in the ongoing library service consultation process to keep both the services and building which houses their local library safe, while a meeting on Friday aims to rally support for another.

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