The percentage of young people leaving school in large parts of Keighley with 5 GCSE qualifications A-C grade is 16% below the Bradford average, and 20% lower than the English average. The 2011 Census states that a young person living in other parts of England is three times more likely to have a degree than someone coming from certain areas within Keighley.
Playing our part: Our Keighley hub involves hiring the Community/Sports section of the University Academy Keighley (UAK) as a base. UAK’s state of the art community and sports facilities include indoor sports halls, interactive IT suites, gym, dance & drama studios, 3G all-weather pitch, athletics track & field areas and grass pitches. Thanks to the support of The Clothworkers Foundation, community activator Mark Truman delivers over 20 hours of activities every week.
The Keighley centre has made solid progress in the last year in establishing and delivering activities these include:
Sports – Football, Rugby and Train Like A Pro.
Arts – Music Tech.
Plus regular Youth Sessions and the delivery of the weekly Friday night Streetwise project.