Halifax Catholic High School

Halifax Catholic High School

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St Catherine's Catholic High School was a Catholic comprehensive secondary school in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England. The school was named after Catherine of Siena.It was an 11 to 18 comprehensive school, with a post 16 curriculum delivered jointly with its neighbouring secondary school, Holy Trinity Church of England Senior School (now Trinity Academy, Halifax). It was awarded 'Technology College' status in 2005. In 2012 the school was placed in special measures.HistoryOpening in August 1957 as the St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Secondary School in Holmfield. It was formally opened by the Bishop of Leeds on 14 December 1957. The first headmaster being Jim O"Reilly. The school later became known as Halifax Catholic High School in 1971. Its last name change was in 2000, when it was renamed Saint Catherine's Roman Catholic High School. The school then closed in August 2013. With the last assembly held at St Catherine's in July 2013.The Students were merged with Trinity Academy Halifax in September 2013.The CBBC show Hank Zipzer is filmed on the old school premises, with the school entrance sign replaced with 'Westbrook Academy'.

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