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.
UPPER WHARFEDALE SCHOOL CONFIRMED AS ONE OF THE TOP PERFORMING IN THE COUNTRY
Nick Gibb, Minister of State for Schools, has sent a letter to Mr Taylor to congratulate
us all on our excellent and sustained improvements in GCSE results. To read the letter,
please click HERE.
OPEN EVENTS FOR PARENTS
The Year 6 Open Evening will be on Monday 26th September 2016, starting at 6 pm
We are also holding an Open Morning from 9 to 10.30 am on Thursday 29th September
2016. More details will follow later in the term.
LETTER TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS REGARDING THE FUTURE
As I’m sure you are all aware from the media, small rural schools are facing ever-
increasing financial challenges. Kettlewell Primary School and Upper Wharfedale School
are no exception. The Federation between the two has been highly successful with
both schools achieving Good Ofsted outcomes and with pupil numbers increasing. To
read the letter, please click HERE.