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.”
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.
Andrew Taylor, Headteacher
This Heritage Lottery funded project is led by Upper Wharfedale School and is a unique venture involving a collaboration of Skipton schools, archaeologists and heritage partners. (Click on the logo to read more)
Upper Wharfedale School’s facilities are available to hire. Based in the Skipton community; We have facilities for hire that are great for sport, drama, martial arts, business meetings, events plus much more! With free parking on site, Upper Wharfedale School can also accommodate private functions, birthday parties, conferences and events at affordable, low cost prices.
Please use the ‘Lettings’ link under the ‘School’ button on the website navigation bar.
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.