School News

Remembrance

Posted: November 13, 2019

Each year staff and students remember those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom. The family of Anton Frampton (ex Royds Hall student) joined us to lay a wreath on Anton’s memorial bench in the school garden. Anton was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2012. After the remembrance Event in school, […]

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Student Awarded Blue Peter Badge

Posted: November 5, 2019

Year 8 student Charley has been awarded a Blue Peter badge after writing a letter to Blue Peter telling them about how much she enjoys the programme, Charley also sent them a picture of the Blue Peter tortoise. The badge gives Charley free entry to various attractions, and she is now researching how she can […]

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Backstage Pass

Posted: October 21, 2019

Year 9 drama students were invited on a tour of the local theatre the LBT. They were given backstage access and had a wealth of information given to them about the history of the  building, the workings of the theatre and job roles within the industry. Who knows we might see some of our students […]

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Headteacher’s Award

Posted: October 21, 2019

The Headteacher’s Award goes to Camille & Lillian, for demonstrating their personal best. Well done!

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Art Workshop

Posted: October 21, 2019

Ian Taylor, An experienced Sculpture Artist from Bradford came into School to work with a year 11 class. The workshop gave students the opportunity to see how a professional artist creates work and Ian shared his thought process of ‘Look, Think, Play’. Students looked at Ian’s work and applied his thought process to their own […]

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Restart a Heart Day

Posted: October 16, 2019

Yorkshire Ambulance Service are in school today teaching students life saving CPR  

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Artsmark Gold Award

Posted: October 15, 2019

Royds Hall Community School has been successful in achieving Artsmark Gold Award. The journey started in 2017 and has resulted in many collaborative creative arts projects across the secondary and primary school. This culminated in a celebration of creativity and imagination by delivering an Artsmark festival ‘Letting off Steam’. 

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World Mental Health Day Thursday 10th October

Posted: October 1, 2019

Thursday 10th October is World Mental Health Day. Royds Hall will be joining in with this by saying #helloyellow and asking all staff and students to wear something yellow in support of mental health.  This is to be worn in addition to normal school uniform, eg.yellow socks, a yellow headband, yellow scarf. 

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Headteacher’s Award

Posted: October 1, 2019

The Headteacher’s Award goes to James, Leighton & Joey, for demonstrating their personal best. Well done!

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Netball Success

Posted: September 27, 2019

We are celebrating the great success of our very talented netball team. During the summer Maya and Lillian trialled for the West Yorkshire squad and both were successful. The girls are now training with the U15 netball team, Maya is also training with the elite squad, this is a huge achievement for both girls and is […]

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Headteacher’s Award

Posted: September 23, 2019

The Headteacher’s Award goes to the Royds Hall U14 football team, for demonstrating their personal best. Well done!

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Congratulations, Year 11!

Posted: August 22, 2019

Congratulations to all our Year 11 students, we are exceptionally proud of you for your hard work and commitment.  We wish you the very best for your future in your chosen paths, whether that be to A Levels, BTECs or apprenticeships.  Remember, you have so much to offer the world, take every opportunity with both […]

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West Yorkshire Fire Service GRIT Programme

Posted: July 22, 2019

Students from Years 8, 9 and 10 have been fired up over the past ten weeks as part of the West Yorkshire Fire Service’s GRIT programme. GRIT encourages young people to work together to achieve and uses practical challenges to develop confidence, communication and determination. Under the inspiring leadership of youth workers and operational fire […]

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Artsmark Gold!

Posted: June 4, 2019

It is with great pleasure that I share with you the news that we have been successful in achieving Artsmark Gold Award. This has been a journey we have been on since 2017 and has resulted in many collaborative creative arts project across the secondary and primary school, creative teaching strategies embedded into all subject […]

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Well done Abi, Harvey

Posted: March 21, 2019

A huge well done to Harvey Halstead and Abi Clarke for taking on roles at one of the biggest leadership events of the year. They helped to run the West Yorkshire finals of the Sports Hall Athletics event hosted at Huddersfield Leisure Centre along with close to 30 New College ambassadors and a handful of […]

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Pennine Sports – Cricket Event

Posted: March 14, 2019

A huge thank you goes out to our eight fantastic leaders from Royds Hall who ran a KS1 cricket event in the sports hall. We had 42 children from different schools! It went very smoothly and the leaders were confident and approachable – perfect working with the young children. The reaction from the children showed […]

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Etching Workshop

Posted: March 11, 2019

Eight GCSE Art students attended Shelley College to carry out an Etching workshop run by the Head of Art Mrs Charlotte Cheeseborough, The creative, high quality pieces produced will be used to support the students exam portfolio. The students created their etch using one of their chosen artists as inspiration and creating a series of […]

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Music Mark

Posted: February 27, 2019

As a school, we have been nominated to become a member of Music Mark.  This is in recognition of our commitment to providing high quality to music education for all of our students.  We are very pleased to have been recognised in this way.  Well done to our amazing and enthusiastic music students!

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Year 7 Castle Competition

Posted: January 30, 2019

Mrs Canetti’s year 7 students put their research and modelling skills to the test in our annual castle competition. They had to research the attack and defense features of either a motte and bailey or stone keep castle and then make this from a material of their choice. There were some fantastic entries and the […]

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Huddersfield Giants Teach Students Rugby Skills

Posted: January 30, 2019

Duane Scott, Rugby League Development Officer for the Huddersfield Giants Community Trust has been working with year 7 and 8 boys during their rugby lessons. Duane has taught the boys all the basic rugby skills such as passing and tackling then helping the students put these skills into game situations. The students have performed superbly […]

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Royds Hall Pyramid Athletics

Posted: January 21, 2019

We hosted the annual Royds Hall pyramid Sports Hall Athletics event last week, and it was a huge success! Over 60 children from local primary schools came to take part and compete for a place in the finals happening at Leeds Road on Friday. A huge thank you to our 20 Royds Hall leaders, who […]

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GCSEPod

Posted: December 7, 2018

At RHCS we subscribe to GCSEPod, the award-winning digital content and revision provider.  This means your child now has access to GCSEPod’s library of over 6,000 ‘Pods,’ 3-5 minute videos designed to deliver knowledge in short bursts. Every Pod contains all the right facts, quotes, keywords, dates and annotated diagrams that your child needs for […]

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Ex-pro Coaches Royds Students

Posted: November 28, 2018

Former England and Bradford Dragon player Jason Swaine came in to deliver a basketball coaching workshop to Royds Hall. Students from every year group attended. Jason has been a professional athlete for many years and been coached by some of the greats, and therefore had high expectations of our students and their attitudes towards learning. […]

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Badminton Event

Posted: November 21, 2018

A big thank you to Sports Leaders Tayyab and taken Saif for working so well at the primary badminton event at Royds Hall. They helped them improve their skills and played games with them, making sure everyone had the opportunity for some coaching. 

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Girls Active!

Posted: November 15, 2018

Now in year 8, the Girls Active crew who took part in the Girls Active training last year have lead their first event at Royds Hall. Congratulations to Milly, Nelly, Amelia and Rosy for running the year 5 and 6 girls football competition! The girls took it in turns to play different roles, such as […]

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Cycling to Success

Posted: November 5, 2018

Head student, Maddie has been asked to join the GB Cycling Team as an apprentice on the Endurance Squad, the first step of the Olympic development programme. Maddie will train at the velodrome in Manchester two weekends a month.  After competing in national & regional track and road races, if successful, Maddie hopes to secure […]

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Lily Honey Performs for Students

Posted: November 5, 2018

On Friday 26th October local singer Lily Honey came in and did a lunchtime gig for us. This was the first this year of our popular ‘Friday gigs.’ Students and staff alike were very impressed with her performance. The next Friday gig will be on Friday 15th February with the artists to be confirmed soon. 

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Restart A Heart Day

Posted: October 22, 2018

For the second year running, our Year 10s took part in Restart A Heart Day with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service as we work to ensure that every student will leave school having being trained in CPR. We had firefighters, paramedics and first responders among the team that came into train our students. This training is […]

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Black History Month at Royds Hall

Posted: October 17, 2018

This week in assemblies, we are celebrating the amazing life of campaigner Connie Mark MBE who supported former Caribbean service personnel and helped raise awareness of the work of Mary Seacole.

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7TG Spinners

Posted: September 27, 2018

7TG were making spinners as part of their forces topic.  They carefully made the spinners themselves so that they were all exactly the same and weighed them down with different numbers of paperclips to compare how long it took for each to hit the floor.  They then wrote conclusions as to what was going on, […]

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Maya Chosen to Represent West Yorkshire

Posted: September 20, 2018

We received news that Maya Lewis Simpson in Year 9 has been selected to represent West Yorkshire at netball. She attended trials on at Bradford academy on Saturday and was called back again on Sunday. Maya has worked hard in netball over the last two years at school. She originally started off playing basketball for […]

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Pennine Sports Partnership News

Posted: July 19, 2018

What a fantastic year for the Royds Hall pyramid! There has been an incredible amout of participation in events, which vary from competitions reaching county level to children trying out activities they’ve never tried before. And that’s what it’s all about – giving our children as many opportunities possible, and boy have they risen to […]

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Pennine Sports Partnership Celebration Evening

Posted: July 19, 2018

Congratulations to Maddie and Evie Rushworth on the right for their sporting awards at the Pennine Sports Partnership celebration evening at Town Hall! Presented by and Olympic gold and bronze medallist and former England Hockey captain Kate Richardson-Walsh.

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Bronze Duke of Edinburgh

Posted: July 17, 2018

We are very proud of our students who completed their qualifying expedition this weekend after lots of training, practice walks and a practice expedition. They showed great teamwork and independence as they navigated their routes with full packs. It was a beautiful weekend if rather hot but the students took this in their stride. 

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Diversity Week

Posted: July 17, 2018

Students took part in the national Diversity Week organised by the charity Just Like Us to promote inclusion for LGBT+ young people. Every year group had speakers including Just Like Us ambassadors, a Stonewall role model and sci-fi writer Paul Magrs. Locally-based and nationally renowned folk duo O’Hooley and Tidow came into perform for performing […]

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50 Book Challenge

Posted: July 10, 2018

In July Mrs Ackroyd held a prize giving in the Independent Learning Centre for the fourteen students who completed the 50 Book Challenge. Over 170 students took part in the challenge to read 50 books from the beginning of September to the end of June. Mr Haigh presented all the successful students with a prize […]

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Students Watch Akala

Posted: July 10, 2018

Students went to see Akala at the Bradford Alhambra as part of the Bradford Literary Festival. Supported by Lowkey and Layfullstop, the concert gave us loads to think about as all the artists had lots to say about social issues, history and politics. We got the chance to meet Akala at the end of the […]

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Bushcraft at Cholmondeley Castle

Posted: July 4, 2018

An excited group of 43 Year 7 students recently visited Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire for 3 days of Bushcraft adventures in their woodland campsites. The weather was glorious as they participated enthusiastically in preparing and lighting fires to cook their meal, building shelters to sleep in, making traps, practicing emergency first aid and camouflaging themselves to […]

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Letting off Steam Arts Festival

Posted: July 3, 2018

The school has embarked on an exciting journey to achieve Artsmark status over this last year and this has culminated in a creative festival ‘Letting Off STEAM’ which took place in the secondary school on Thursday 28th  June and both primary schools on Friday 29th June. Thought-out the day students worked with professional artists, specialist teachers […]

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Students visit Huddersfield University

Posted: June 26, 2018

Students from our Trust partner schools who are involved in the Aspire 2 Uni project were invited to the University of Huddersfield to take part in an action packed day. They were greeted by Ruth and Sarah, the two University staff members who are running the project as well as a group of University Student […]

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Primaries Mini Sports Day

Posted: June 22, 2018

Year 10 childcare students planned and delivered a range of Sports Activities for the children in the reception class.  Iram Javid and Aisha Niaz presented some of the children with their certificates at the end.  They all worked really hard and I am very proud of their maturity when working with the primary children.   […]

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Royds and Beech have a fantastic time at Girls Active!

Posted: June 18, 2018

Years 5,6 and 7 from Beech and Royds attended this girl focused event at Deighton Arena. It was a full day dedicated to encouraging more girls to participate in, enjoy and lead the way for more sports and physical activity. The girls had a brilliant time smashing boundaries and finding confidence. They have come back […]

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Beyond Recall Perform For Students

Posted: May 11, 2018

The Humanities Department invited the up and coming band Beyond Recall to come into Royds Hall to perform for students from Year 7 to Year 10. The band played some of their own songs and a well-known cover that got students singing along. As well as the alternative rock music, the band talked to students […]

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Students Learn About Palestinian Refugee Camp

Posted: May 10, 2018

Royds Hall students travelled to Bolton to meet a group of young Palestinians to find out what it is like to grow up in a Palestinian refugee camp.  The students heard about being the third and fourth generation of Palestinians who are forced to live in the very confined area of Askar Refugee Camp in […]

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Students Visit Eden Camp

Posted: May 1, 2018

History enthusiasts from all year groups set off to Eden Camp to explore what life was like during World War 2. Eden Camp is an old prisoner of war camp which had German and Italian prisoners imprisoned there but today the old huts have transformed into a museum that is filled with information all about […]

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Talk for RE Students on Chaplains in Prisons

Posted: May 1, 2018

Jack Parkes came to speak to our GCSE Religious Studies classes today. Jack is one of the Anglican chaplains at Armley Prison in Leeds. He came and talked to his role at the prison and how he supports prisoners as well as the challenges facing them during their time at HMP Leeds.

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Garden Preparations!

Posted: March 28, 2018

The Land Based Studies option group have been busy preparing the school garden for spring and summer. To bring the garden back to life, sunflowers, beans and bulbs are being prepared and planted.  Pictures of the garden as it grows will be posted throughout the spring/summer.

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Duke of Edinburgh Award Students First Aid Training

Posted: March 23, 2018

Today over 50 students were trained by the team from Purple Dog in first aid techniques. The group learnt about all kinds of scenarios that they might encounter on their expeditions and practice walks. @KirkleesDofE #dofe

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Louis Joins Wellbeing Team

Posted: March 22, 2018

A new member of staff has joined the wellbeing team at Royds Hall Community School. Louis, is a 2 year old Cavachon who is visiting the secondary phase each week as a Pets as Therapy Dog. His owner Mrs Marshall, who also works at the school, decided to register Louis for the scheme because of […]

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Author, Olly Pike, Visits Students

Posted: March 14, 2018

YouTuber and author Olly Pike came into to talk to students at Royds Hall, Beech Primary and Golcar Infant and Junior School. Olly told students about his work promoting inclusion and diversity. He shared some of his videos and stories as well as discussing how we can all work towards making everyone feeling part of […]

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