SUCCESSFUL Kirklees schools were celebrated at a special conference at the Galpharm Stadium.
Kirklees Council organised the awards ceremony, which was hosted by council leader Clr Kath Pinnock.
Seen with Clr Pinnock (second left) are (from left) Clr Geoff Alvy, the Kirklees Cabinet member responsible for education, Gavin Tomkin, the council's chief education officer, Kirklees Mayor Clr Margaret Fearnley and Kirklees chief executive Rob Vincent.
The event celebrated schools' achievements during the 2004/05 academic year.
Clr Fearnley presented the awards.
The awards are assessed against the performance standards set by the Fisher Family Trust, a national independent organisation involved in projects developing education.
It works with councils and the Government's Department For Education and Skills.
Awards were presented to one of the most improved schools nationally, Eastborough Junior, Infant and Nursery at Dewsbury.
Successful junior and infants schools were: Hinchliffe Mill, Crowlees C of E at Mirfield, Nields at Slaithwaite, Batley Parish C of E, Rowley Lane at Lepton, Kirkheaton Primary, Holme school and Wellhouse school at Golcar.
Secondary/middle schools: Birkdale High at Dewsbury, Colne Valley High, Moor End Technology College at Crosland Moor, Royds Hall High at Paddock, Spen Valley Sports College, Mirfield Free Grammar and Westborough High sixth form.
Other awards were: Scapegoat Hill J and I, St Peter's C of E (A) J I and N, Meltham Moor Primary Scholes J and I, Upperthong J and I, Spring Grove J I and N at Springwood, Linthwaite Clough J I and Early Years, Holy Spirit Catholic Primary at Heckmondwike, South Crosland C of E (A) Junior, St Patrick's Catholic Primary (Birstall), Lindley Junior and Batley Parish C of E (A) J I and N.