Mission Statement

The Design and Technology team delivers a challenging, dynamic, broad and engaging curriculum. We ensure that pupils are creatively inspired, ready for the future and will contribute to society. We are supportive of our pupils, each other and believe in strong collaboration with in the wider community of our school. We are a progressive and resourceful department that aims to keep up with cutting edge developments in technology.

The department teaches pupils how to create, become more resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable. Together we can create the world’s problem solvers and inventors of the future.

Honley Show


The Design and Technology department are thrilled to be celebrating a year of incredible success at this year’s Honley Show which took place on Saturday 13th June in a picturesque setting just a couple of miles outside of Honley village.

image01As a department, we could not be more proud of our hard workingimage02 pupils and the incredible GCSE work they have produced. The quality and creativity of this work was acknowledged when three of our entries won their categories at this year’s Honley Show. Edward Penrose-Bottom won his prize for his outstanding electronic metronome and Bethany Gallagher won her category with her fantastic interactive educational textile book.  In addition to winning image06her category with her beautifully embellished theatrical gown, Beth Brooks also won the overall prize for best in show (Children’s Category), bringing the Honley Show shield back to Salendine Nook for an incredible seventh time.



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Heat 2 of the Kirklees Young Chef of the Year

Salendine Nook High School entered 3 students in Heat 2 of the Kirklees Young Chef of the Year competition. Jasmin Eastwood made a Peach and Raspberry Crumble with Peach Sauce. Hafsa Mukhtar made an indulgent Chocolate dessert. Courtney made a Pastry case filled with Lemon and Orange Curd, topped with Meringue. It was served with a Strawberry Sauce and Fresh Strawberries.

All 3 students were incredible and we are very proud of their efforts. Jasmin has been awarded a place in the finals! Well Done!










 Jasmin Eastwood is pictured below with her scrumptious Fruit Crumble and a Peach Sauce.

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Kirklees College Young Chef of the Year 2015

Kirklees College Hospitality department invited ‘budding chefs’ from schools in Kirklees to take part in the ‘Show Stopper Challenge’. The students had two hours to create four portions of a show stopper dessert and sweet sauce. Entries were judged on taste, appearance, originality, seasonality, cost, use of local produce, working practices and cleanliness

Two students from SNHS were entered into heat 1 on Thursday 7th May.

They both did really well and we are very proud of them.

Khizar Asghar did very well but, unfortunately, he has not made it into the finals.

Iman Dar was successful and has a place in the finals on 23rd June.

Read more: Kirklees College Young Chef of the Year 2015

Staff Training

trainingDesign and Technology staff receiving training from Miss Coulman on the department’s new laser cutter. It’s an amazing, large, versatile and powerful machine that will open up new opportunities, enabling our pupils to take on new challenges. The award winning dress at the Honley Show had some components laser cut on this machine demonstrating the impact it is already having on our pupils’ achievement

STEM Challenge at Huddersfield University

IMG 1091Mr Roper & Mrs Mills took 12 Y9 pupils to Huddersfield University to take part in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths challenge day. Schools from across the area were involved and pupils took part in 4 different challenges in mixed school teams. The challenges were to program a robot, build a bridge, make an electric car and to do an “eFit” drawing. The pupils had a fantastic day out and we were in the overall winning team which means we will be competing in the UK finals next year. GalleryLink

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