A BRADFORD secondary school has joined a partnership to help integrate education with work.

Grange Technology College and Southfield School will be working with new partner Yorkshire Building Society as part of the Make the Grade Partnerships programme.

Make the Grade, created by Ahead Partnership, builds long-term, local partnerships between employers and schools.

The partnership enhances their employability skills and helps employers to address skills gaps.

David Jowle, marketing officer at the school, said: “Ahead Partnership is becoming widely recognised as a facilitator of effective partnerships between schools and businesses to support student integration with the world of work through activities which improve employability and support preparation for working life.