School History

Bolton Brow School was built at the end of the 19th Century and for most of its life was a combined Boys Secondary School and an Infant School. It was known as a board school and the head teacher was Mr John Holmes.

 

Following major renovation in 1963 the school opened as a primary school. The Nursery was added in 1975 and recently we have taken possession of a brand new purpose built Nursery. This is the only one of its kind, at present, in Calderdale and provides a wonderful learning environment for the children.

 

Like many Victorian buildings we have suffered from ravages of time. We have to be vigilant with the building and maintain a programme of refurbishment through our School Improvement Plan. Calderdale LEA recently showed their commitment to our school by spending a huge amount on eradicating dry rot.

 

In 2005 Mr. Keith Woodhouse attempted to climb Everest. The money he raised doing so enabled us to open our state of the art I.C.T suite.

 

In September 2011 the Governing Body decided to convert to become an Academy.  Over the last five years the school has made the most of the many new opportunities this has presented to it.