Calderdale College was
established in 1896
History of Calderdale College
Opening in 1896, the college consisted of 1000 students, 23 part time teachers and one full time teacher plus, presumably, a Principal.
Halifax Technical College offered courses in Textiles, Engineering, Chemistry, Commerce and ‘Women’s Work’.
Halifax Technical College was formed from a Halifax Mechanics Institute (1825) and a Halifax School of Art (Queens Road)(1859).
In 1957 the College became Percival Whitley College, and in 1988 it was renamed as Calderdale College.
In 2018, the College celebrated its 125th birthday.
Did you know?
90% of students go on to employment or further study
OFSTED Good and Outstanding
We were rated Good for our Further Education offer and Outstanding for Apprenticeships!
Here’s what they said
“Teachers ensure that learners make good progress in developing their vocational skills and gain good levels of knowledge and understanding in practical subjects.”