Our Students travel from an area of some 200 square miles and being such a small
school, we pride ourselves on our inclusive nature, knowing each of those students
individually. We are a popular, oversubscribed non-selective school within the selective
system of the Craven area. The students are our priority and we demonstrate this
by teaching them well and expecting the very best from them, whilst celebrating all
their achievements - academic and otherwise. We exploit the skills and potential
of our students, encouraging moral, social and economic awareness so that they can
lead confident, healthy and responsible lives as individuals and members of society.
Our vision is based on a relentless focus on Teaching and Learning in order to raise
standards and aspirations to promote lifelong learning. According to our most recent
Ofsted report (October 2014), “Leaders at all levels are ambitious for the school’s
development” and “Good and outstanding teaching means that the students across the
school make good progress.”
Our partnership with Kettlewell Primary School is an exciting development for the
area and through this we will sustain the high quality education for the 4-19 age
group. I hope our website will give you a flavour of life at Upper Wharfedale School
(UWS) but for a closer look, please make an appointment to visit us and see for yourselves.
Please click HERE for the Year 7 Kingswood Visit blog.
A Community celebrates!
Students, Staff and Governors of Kettlewell Primary School and Upper Wharfedale School,
together with members of Buckden and Grassington Singers, got together last week
to make a sound and video recording. This venture was a way to mark and to celebrate
the formation of The Upper Wharfedale Federation of Schools which came into being