Colne Valley High School
|Colne Valley High School|
|Established||January 11, 1956|
|Trust||The Mirfield Free Grammar|
|Department for Education URN||140660 Tables|
|Principal||Mr James Christian|
|Age||11 to 16|
Colne Valley High School is a mixed secondary school in the village of Linthwaite, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England. It is named thus because it exists in the Colne Valley, one of many valleys which converge in actual town of Huddersfield. it has approximately 1600 pupils, with forms from A to I. The school has years 7 to 11, and four main buildings: A block, B block, C block and D (music/drama) block.
Founded in January 1956, Colne valley high school was the first, purpose built comprehensive in the north of England at a cost of £350,000. Built on a 38 acre, greenfield site overlooking Linthwaite and the Colne Valley, the initial intake of 860 would, at its peak, encompass almost 1900 pupils, including a sixth form.
The school initially consisted of a four storey ‘A’ Block, and library and workshop corridors (for woodwork and metalwork), with both leading to the 2 storey ‘B’ block containing the arts rooms and science labs.   A farm, a self contained flat (for domestic science) and large and small gymnasiums were also included, with the music blocks and the large theatre added in the second phase.
The raising of the school leaving age in 1972 led to the creation of a ‘C’ Block to cater for the overflow.
The school’s first headteacher, 36 year old Ernest Butcher, was handed the task of steering this relatively new system through choppy educational waters, to be followed by Tom Rolf  (1966) Allan Newton (1977), Linda Wright (1997), Denise Tonkins (2005), Maggie Dunn (2013), Christian Wilcocks, (2014) James Christian (2017).
- 1968 - CVHS wins Yorkshire Cross-Country Championship 
- "Colne Valley High School - Home". Thecvhs.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-14.
- "Prospectus". Colne Valley High School. 2017. p. 4. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
- Adamson, Charlie; Marchington, Alan; Moriarty, Brian; Nicholas, Suzanne; Pearson, Andrew; Teasdale, Vivien (2006). 50 Years of Colne Valley High School 1956-2006. The Amadeus Press. pp. 7–10.
- "Tom Rolf Obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
- "It's about celebrating real life!". BBC Bradford and West Yorkshire. Summer 2005. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
- Adamson, Charlie; Marchington, Alan; Moriarty, Brian; Nicholas, Suzanne; Pearson, Andrew; Teasdale, Vivien (2006). 50 Years of Colne Valley High School 1956-2006. The Amadeus Press. pp. 151–162.
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