Plans for Fair Banding Admissions at Trinity Academy – Public Meeting Today!

Go along and have your say on Trinity Academy’s proposed plans for a Fair Banding Admissions Process for new intakes next year.

If more children from out of the North Halifax area get into the school, then their siblings will get priority in forthcoming years, meaning less children from our area will get a place.

The meeting is open for all to attend and takes place today at Whitehill Primary Academy at 3pm.

FREE! Rugby League training for 11 – 16’s – Girls Only

illy girls rugby badgeThe Illingworth Girls Rugby League team are currently looking for players and are holding FREE training sessions for girls aged 11 to 16.

The training sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings from 5pm to 6pm at Trinity Academy Sports Hall and Sunday mornings from 10.15am to 11.30pm at Illingworth Sports and Social Club.

For more information contact Steve Stead on 07840 722213 or email

Youngsters take on the challenge in Mixenden

20140711_154426Pupils from Park Lane Learning Trust Academy and Trinity Academy Halifax went head to head on Friday 11 July in a series of metal and physical challenges at Mixenden Activity Centre.

The MixMatch Challenge day was organised by West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, the Mixenden Initiative, Pennine Housing 2000 and Calderdale Council to promote better relations between youths and local public services.

Non uniformed crews from Illingworth Fire Station, and police officers from Illingworth and Mixenden acted as mentors to the students.

Heather Stout, Ward Link Worker for the Mixenden Initiative said,

“The day way about teenagers seeing beyond the uniforms, and breaking down barriers between youths and public services”

Trinity Academy were crowned the overall winners, and joined police and fire officers for a congratulatory meal at Frankie & Benneys.

Mark Jones, Calderdale District Support Officer for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, said,

“It was a really positive event which engaged with youngsters in a fun way, whilst also getting across messages about how vital the emergency services and partnership agencies are in their communities”

Star light, star bright – which stars will we see tonight?

The winners of the 10 neighbourhood awards will be announced tonight at the rescheduled Night of the North Halifax Stars at St Catherine’s Catholic High School.

The award categories are;

  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Contribution to Sport and Play
  • Contribution to Work and Training
  • Contribution to Our Environment
  • Contribution to Children and Young People
  • Contribution to the Older Generation
  • Outstanding Individual 
  • Community Involvement
  • Contribution to Culture
  • Young People of the Year

With entertainment provided by young people from St Catherine’s and the Trinity Community Choir, it’s sure to be sparkling event!

Join us on Twitter @hxnorthandeast for live tweets from the event, hashtag #nhna2013

Neighbourhood Awards