Todmorden High School

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Todmorden High School (formerly Scaitcliffe High School 1957–1978)
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Todmorden High School
Ewood Lane

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OL14 7DG

Coordinates 53°43′15″N2°06′37″W / 53.72086°N 2.11025°W / 53.72086; -2.11025
Type Comprehensive school
MottoAspirational, Inspirational, Remarkable
Local authority Calderdale
Department for Education URN 107564 Tables
Ofsted Reports
HeadteacherGill Shirt
Senior Assistant HeadteachersAlice Coates and Emily Rawlinson
Staff96 [1]
Age11to 16 [1]
Enrolment798 [1]

Todmorden High School is a comprehensive school in the town of Todmorden, Calderdale LEA, West Yorkshire, England.



Todmorden High School and Visual Arts College is located in the West Yorkshire town of Todmorden. It is a comprehensive school for 11- to 16-year-olds. Typically pupils at Todmorden High School transfer to the school from one of its seven feeder schools at the age of 11 or 12.

The school has approximately 820 pupils, and has 55 teaching staff members and 80 non-teaching staff members.

Upon entry, pupils are placed into mixed ability tutor groups and typically remain in those groups for five years. Form tutors usually stay with their form until graduation.


The school teaches the full range of National Curriculum subjects at Key Stage 3 and a range of options at Key Stage 4. A special needs support system within each faculty helps pupils with learning difficulties.

[2] The school offers extra-curricular activities.

Notable alumni

Todmorden Grammar School

Todmorden High School

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  1. 1 2 3 "About Us". Todmorden High School. Archived from the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 21 April 2009.
  2. "Todmorden High School Raised Bed...... progress". Incredible Edible Todmorden. Retrieved 21 April 2009.
  3. "Todmorden High's GCSE pupils are record breakers". Halifax Courier. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2023.