Youth Ambassadors from The Halifax Academy cohost Children’s Food Summit 

Student Food Foundation Youth Ambassadors from The Halifax Academy cohosted and spoke at the first ever Sustain Children’s Food Summit in Leeds, coordinated by the Children’s Food Campaign. The five students from Years 7, 9 & 10 were engaging and knowledgeable hosts, sharing their first-hand experiences of healthy food access, their free school meals campaigning […]

Nina Hossain inspires Hill View students

Award winning journalist and ITV newsreader Nina Hossain inspires Hill View students Primary students were delighted to welcome award winning journalist and television newsreader, Nina Hossain into their Year 3 classroom named in her honour, at Hill View Academy. As part of the school’s Kirklees and Proud cross-curricular project, classes at Hill View Academy are […]

The Whitley AP Academy flourishes at Lee Mount Academy

TWAPA at Lee Mount Academy The Whitley AP is a school commissioned by Calderdale Council to provide places for young people who have either been permanently excluded from mainstream school or who are at risk of permanent exclusion. The academy works with some of the most vulnerable children across the borough, from Year 3 to […]

The Halifax Academy lead the way with flexible working

Designated Flexible Working Ambassador School The Halifax Academy has been designated a Flexible Working Ambassador School by the Department for Education (DfE). One of twelve across the country, the Flexible Working Ambassador Multi-Academy Trusts and Schools (FWAMS) have been appointed by the DfE to support school leaders in implementing and embedding flexible working. The school […]

Additional Resource Provision at Old Bank Academy

Successful ARP provision within mainstream school After a successful first term, our Additional Resource Provision (ARP) based at Old Bank Academy welcomed new students last spring. Willow Class was officially opened in September, in partnership with Kirklees Council as part of the council’s SEND Transformation Plan and provides specialist provision for up to 16 children […]

Eton scholar Gagan Inspires Students

Eton scholar Gagan returns to Newsome Academy to inspire students Former Newsome Academy student Gagan Singh, who was awarded a scholarship to the prestigious Eton College, returned to Huddersfield this term to share his journey and help inspire other young people. Gagan left home in 2022 to study at Eton, having secured a sixth-form scholarship […]

Return of our Primary Conference

Second Primary Conference Following the success of the first Impact Education Year 6 Conference, last autumn saw the return of the full-day event, proudly hosted by one of our secondary academies Castle Hall Academy. The conference brought together over 250 Year 6 students from our primaries and alternative provision across our Trust, with the aims […]

Lee Mount Join Our Multi Academy Trust

Lee Mount

Lee Mount Primary School We’re excited to announce that Lee Mount Primary School has officially become the newest member of our Multi Academy Trust. On January 1, Lee Mount Primary School in Halifax became the eighth school to join our family of academies.  With around 341 pupils, the coeducational school will benefit from the support […]

Year 6 Primary Conference

Giving our Year 6 students a taste of Secondary Education Thrilling science experiments, sports challenges, music, poetry and laughter were enjoyed by 138 students at the first-ever Impact Education Multi Academy Trust Year 6 Conference, held at Castle Hall Academy in Mirfield. The conference brought together Year 6 students from primary schools across the Trust, […]

Effective Safeguarding Across The Trust

Safeguarding in education

From September 2022, Phillip Hannah – Headteacher and Rachel Adams – Deputy Headteacher at The Whitley AP Academy, have been working closely with The Trust’s Central Team to develop and implement a collaborative Safeguarding Strategy which will be rolled out across all the academies. The overarching aim is that a robust Safeguarding culture is tangible […]