File photo dated 08/02/12 of a pupil at work in a classroom as more children are reaching the standards expected of them in the three Rs by the time they leave primary school, new figures show. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday August 28, 2014. But tens of thousands of youngsters are still failing to achieve the expected level in reading, writing and maths. The results of this year's national curriculum tests - known as Sats - show a four percentage point improvement in the proportion of 11-year-olds gaining at least a Level 4 - the standard expected of the age group, in the basics. See PA story EDUCATION Tests. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Huddersfield and Dewsbury GCSE results above national average say Department for Education

In Kirklees, 55.1% of students achieved at least five A* to C grades at GCSE, including English and maths, when their first results were taken into account

Delight at early success of free school meals project in Kirklees

Catering hosses coping with extra demand

Longley School

Kirklees Cabinet support changes to four Huddersfield schools

Further consultation now taking place as part of legal process affecting Lydgate and Longley schools

Longley School

Just 70 responses from 2000 people contacted over Kirklees Council plans for special school changes

Longley and Lydgate schools affected by Kirklees Council plans

Batley EDL demonstation: Two hundred protesters gather at market place for first ever national event in town

Up to 350 EDL protesters are believed to have taken part in the event, whilst residents held their own unity celebration nearby

National EDL demonstration in Batley: Two hundred protesters gather at market place for first ever event in town

Hundreds of police from Yorkshire, Humberside and beyond oversaw the event, whilst business went on as usual for most Batley shops

Child in classroom

Kirklees Council sets school holiday dates for 2015/16

There continues to be differences which the council admits “could have potential impact on attendance of pupils for some schools” and is “challenging” to fully co-ordinate dates with neighbouring councils”

Royds Hall Community School

Mergers of Kirklees schools backed by Cabinet

Denby Dale Nursery, Gilthwaites First, Beech School and Royds Hall all affected by changes

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£132k available for young people's projects from Kirklees Council

Kirklees has various grant pots to support projects for young people

Royds Hall Community School

Councillors to rule on school "merger" plans in Huddersfield

Final decisions on future of four Huddersfield schools

Kirklees Council

'Do all infant school children need a free school meal?' asks Kirklees councillor in charge of schools as £300,000 upgrade to kitchens is backed

Clr Shabir Pandor questions if every household needs a school dinner as Kirklees equip kitchens to cope with 855,000 more dinners

Chips, glorious, chips!

Goodbye Mr Chips: Fatty foods to be restricted in Kirklees schools as part of nationwide health drive

The government is cracking down on fatty foods in schools by allowing pupils just two portions each week, while milk will be re-introduced during the school day

An English Defence League demonstration in Dewsbury on June 30, 2012.

English Defence League plans demonstration in Batley

Councillor Shabir Pandor calls for calm if rally goes ahead

Golcar Library. exclusive

Two years after library cuts plan was dropped, Kirklees Council are reviewing service again

Review comes two years after last proposal for volunteer-run libraries dropped

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Parking sign in Huddersfield

£1.3m of parking fines issued to drivers in Kirklees and Calderdale in just six months - find out the streets where most fines are dished out

Kirklees Council's Shabir Pandor defended the fines and said that they had helped keep council services following massive government budget cuts

Kirklees Council Leader-Elect David Sheard.

It's official! Clr David Sheard formally elected Kirklees Council leader

Vote by councillors secures leadership after Clr Mehboob Khan stepped down

Mike Wood

Labour to select from all-woman shortlist for Batley and Spen candidate to replace Mike Wood

Decision means Labour women will fight for three of four Kirklees parliamentary seats at 2015 general election

Mike Wood updated

Batley and Spen Labour MP Mike Wood to step down at next general election

Speculation mounts over who will replace veteran MP

Clr. Mehboob Khan updated

Kirklees Council leader Mehboob Khan steps down as leader for new job in London

Clr Khan, a councillor of 17 years, said: “It has been a massive and emotional decision to make, but I feel the time is now right to move on"

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