Our pupils are all unique; and with that comes some astonishing talents. Unlike in many mainstream schools where achievement is measured in grades and exam results, Highbury adopts a more holistic approach. Naturally, classroom achievements are paramount to what we do, but for many their real passion lies beyond reading and writing.
Importantly, all abilities are catered for, disability should never be a barrier, and there is no better example than our Wheelchair Dancing group 'Wheels in Motion'. Weekly sessions see wheelchair users, together with staff and pupils to support them, gain great enjoyment through movement and dance. These sessions are often filmed, and hold equal footing at events alongside live performances by their more able peers.
Every two years, Ravenscliffe High School organises a celebratory concert at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax. Usually joined by pupils from Highbury and Woodbank, Calderdale’s primary special schools. Our last concert, Rio, was a sell out of over 1000 people and was a rousing success.