Lightcliffe Academy

Calderdale, United Kingdom

Location: Calderdale, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Lightcliffe Academy

Lightcliffe Academy is a mixed, mainstream, non-denominational school located in Halifax, West Yorkshire. The school has a sixth form and admits students aged 11-18. Currently 1,450 students attend the school. 

The Lightcliffe Academy is part of the Abbey Multi Academy Trust, which was established in 2014. The trust strives to cultivate schools that excel individually and strengthen the partnership by sharing best practice.  

Jon Norden Acting Principal - Lightcliffe Academy

Executive Principal (secondary) - Abbey Multi Academy Trust

Values and vision

Lightcliffe Academy aims to develop the whole child by focusing on the values of Respect, Endeavour, Dignity Service and Aspiration. High standards of teaching and relevant challenges reflect its commitment to cultivating students who work hard and can take responsibility. 

The caring nature of the school helps to instil self-confidence and empower students to work together and grow together. 


The Academy has a dedicated and talented team who are committed to achieving the best for our students. We are working hard to unlock the potential in Lightcliffe Academy as well as further developing our capacity through the appointment of new members of staff.

Joining us at this exciting time presents a career defining opportunity.  We have begun our improvement journey that will take us to “good”, which will be an incredibly rewarding experience for everyone at Lightcliffe.  All staff will benefit from opportunities to work closely with other partners in the Abbey Multi Academy Trust and, most importantly, our students will flourish.

If you are seeking a truly distinctive role within a unique environment, please come and visit us and see what Lightcliffe Academy and Abbey MAT have to offer.

View Lightcliffe Academy’s latest Ofsted report

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Address: Stoney Lane, Lightcliffe, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 8TL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1422 201028