Good community links add relevance and interest to students’ work. We have strong business links and work closely with voluntary groups, our local primary schools and other organisations. Our growing partnership with local providers is a real strength.

We are keen to be ‘community partners’. Students and staff are active members of local focus groups and attend local forums. As the lead secondary school within the Shipley Achieving Success (SAS) partnership we are proactive in our support with young people and their families. Our Extended School provision is wide ranging and offers opportunities to engage in after school and holiday clubs together with a wide range of workshops.

Students at Key Stages 4 and 5 have the opportunity to be involved in the world of work through a range of work-based learning activities. These include Work Experience and Personal Development Days; when students have the opportunity to develop enterprise skills in a range of contexts and in partnership with many businesses and representatives from industry.