School News

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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SHARE Multi-Academy Trust

Posted: March 14, 2018

Next steps for Royds Hall Community School – A guide for parents Please see the presentation below.

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Kumon Y’all Talk for Religious Studies Students

Posted: March 7, 2018

Farook Yunis and Irfan Mohamed from the community organisation Kumon Y’all came to talk to Year 10 GCSE Religious Studies students. They spoke about how Islam’s teachings on the environment are being put into practice in local projects in Kirklees such as litter picks and clearing waterways. They discussed several environmental teachings and then talked […]

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Skinny Living Rock Royds Hall!

Posted: February 26, 2018

We were delighted to welcome the band Skinny Living to our Friday Lunchtime Gig.  The band, from Wakefield, who have had 5 million streams on Spotify, did a superb ‘unplugged’ gig for our students in the Library and the response from students was excellent!  To have such a professional band perform to our students was […]

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LGBT Student Role Model Award

Posted: February 15, 2018

We are very proud that former head girl Martha Hughes has been awarded the LGBT Student Role Model Award at the School Star Awards 2018. The judging panel was incredibly impressed by Martha’s work championing LGBT+ equality and challenging prejudice. The award was given for her pioneering work based here at Royds Hall as part […]

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Britain’s Got Talent Visit

Posted: February 12, 2018

Ten lucky students had the opportunity to visit the Lowry Theatre in Manchester and watch a recording of Britain’s Got Talent.  Ant & Dec introduced 13 acts ranging from a Gospel Choir to an Escapologist, who had everybody watching on the edge of their seat whilst trying to escape from a tank of water. Despite […]

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Raising Money for The Welcome Centre

Posted: January 31, 2018

Trust Champions at Royds Hall have collected old Christmas cards for the Welcome Centre and donated a huge selection. At the Centre they recycle them to help raise money and the donation was so well received that Royds Hall are setting up permanent collection boxes for all types of cards. What better way to get […]

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DofE Awards Evening

Posted: January 18, 2018

On Tuesday January 16th, Royds Hall students that took part in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme last year received their Bronze and Silver awards at an awards ceremony at Huddersfield Town Hall. Awards were presented to our students by Mark Hudson, current HTFC coach and former player, in front of guests from schools and organisations […]

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Performing Arts Students Attend BGT Auditions

Posted: January 18, 2018

Blackpool visit for Royds performing arts students Ten of our performing arts students from Royds Hall went on a fantastic trip to Blackpool to watch the auditions for Britain’s Got Talent! After a snowy coach ride we arrived and went to Pizza Hut for lunch, saw the tower and the sea and of course hit […]

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EYFS Rocket Launch!

Posted: January 16, 2018

This Term, children in the Early Years Foundation Stage are asking the essential question What’s Out There? We launched our project on Wednesday with a visit from the Wonder Dome mobile planetarium. Children learned about the planets, moon and stars whilst watching an interactive visual display and also saw footage of Neil Armstrong’s Moon landing […]

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Have I Got News For You?

Posted: January 16, 2018

An unexplained flying object crash landed in the grounds of school. Debris was strewn across the playground. Mr Goodwin, the school caretaker, reported hearing a loud bang with flashing lights in the sky over the school. He investigated the disturbance and found what can only be described as a space satellite or alien space craft. […]

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Christmas Celebration

Posted: December 24, 2017

This year’s Christmas Celebration was an extremely special event.  Music and Drama students performed to a sell-out audience and really put people in the Christmas spirit!  Solo singers, Aaliyah Patten (Yr 8), Lingaani Dumani (Yr 7), Sam Jackson (Yr 11) and Ethan Liburd (Yr 8) confidently entertained and for the first time we had solo […]

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Christmas Craft Afternoon

Posted: December 21, 2017

On Wednesday 20th December, year 9 childcare students went on a visit to Huddersfield New College for a Christmas craft afternoon hosted by the childcare team. Students participated in a range of activities that encouraged them to think about what you could do with children at this time of year, they also found out what […]

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Christmas Jumper Day

Posted: December 19, 2017

Students and staff donned their Christmas jumpers to help raise money for the Jubilee Centre Christmas Day Meal. Each year the Jubilee Centre welcomes over a hundred local people to share Christmas lunch with them, followed by entertainment and even a visit from Father Christmas.  The event is only made possible by the 65 volunteers […]

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Happy Christmas!

Posted: December 15, 2017

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Christmas at Royds Hall Community School

Posted: December 12, 2017

This year’s Christmas celebrations have started with the putting up of beautiful Christmas trees in the Mansion at The Wilson Building, in the Hall at Beech Primary and in Hall at Luck Lane Primary. The tree in the Wilson Building has kindly been donated by Wyevale Garden Centre at Birchencliffe. The celebrations continue on Wednesday […]

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Primary Battle Music!

Posted: December 12, 2017

Year 3 and 4 student from Beech Primary and Year 3 students from Luck Lane Primary having been working on a film music project with Mr Nimmo at Royds Hall High School. They have been using the iMac computers to input battle music into the software.  The students explored how film music is layered and […]

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Going For Gold!

Posted: November 22, 2017

For the past three years, Royds Hall have been working as Stonewall Champions to make the school and the community more inclusive for LGBTQ+ young people. With our Diversity Club leading the way, we have organised regional conferences, run Diversity Weeks, trained staff, run assemblies, been on TV, written new lessons and run events to […]

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Children In Need Uniform Swap

Posted: November 21, 2017

For a £1 donation students came to school dressed as members of staff and members of staff came dressed as students wearing Royds Hall School uniform.   At Beech and Luck Lane Primaries each class chose their own theme for the day, with some wearing pyjamas and some wearing spotty clothes.     A bake sale […]

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Sweeping Community Spirit

Posted: November 18, 2017

Community-minded Year 8 student Harvey Dawson has been rewarded by local businesses for his hard work helping to keep the streets around his home in Longwood clean. Harvey has taken it upon himself to keep his neighbourhood tidy and is often seen by neighbours and local business owners sweeping the streets near his home in […]

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Remembrance Paper Making Workshop

Posted: November 17, 2017

Every year the Arts department do a project related to Remembrance day. Year 9 GCSE students took part in a Remembrance paper making workshop. Christine Burdin from ‘Art-Room’ came in to deliver the paper making workshop. In the session students learned how to make their own recycled paper and add decorative designs to it. The […]

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PiXL Power!

Posted: November 8, 2017

We’ll never know our full potential unless we push ourselves to find it Travis Rice As we approach the second Mountain series of exams, Cross Fell, Year 11s are really feeling the benefit of our brand new initiative. The response from the students has been overwhelmingly positive and the feedback from them has stated just […]

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Sport Education Dance

Posted: November 7, 2017

Year 8 girls participated in the annual Sport Education Dance competition. Over the past 6 weeks the girls have been practising their specific group routine, which had been put together to form a routine to the song of their choice. The routine was choreographed by the girls and had to include specific criteria, from rolls […]

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GCSE Awards Evening October 2017

Posted: November 7, 2017

Royds Hall Community School held their annual celebration of achievement event for students who gained their GCSE qualifications last summer. This was a wonderful event and a great opportunity to catch up with how well they are settling into College. As well as presenting GCSE certificates students were awarded subject prizes and awards for their […]

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Author, Jo Welch, Visits Students

Posted: November 3, 2017

The Specialist  Provision were delighted to be able to welcome back Stockport author Jo Welch on Friday 20th October to inspire the Year 7, 8 and 9 pupils with her latest book, The Darwin code.   The event included code cracking, a reading extravaganza from her first book the Einstein Code and her latest book, […]

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London Visit 2017

Posted: November 3, 2017

This October we ran an ERIC visit to London. It was a fantastic opportunity to experience the beauty and spirituality of St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Roman Catholic Westminster Cathedral and London Central Mosque. We also had a tour of the Palaces of Westminster and were able to see debates in both the House of Lords and […]

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