Our Students travel from an area of some 200 square miles and being such a small
school with small class sizes, we pride ourselves on our inclusive nature, knowing
each of those students individually. We are a popular, frequently oversubscribed
non-selective school within a selective system in 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, this "determined focus on raising standards has had a positive impact
on students’ attainment. Standards have risen and show a strong pattern of sustained
improvement ". 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
0-19 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
The Governing Bodies of Kettlewell Primary School and Upper Wharfedale School are
consulting parents, staff and the local community on a proposal to consolidate how
the schools are led and managed.
The proposal is to federate the schools from January 2015 and the Governors of both
schools would welcome your views on whether we should go forward with this idea.
This paper sets out what Federation would mean and how you can make your views known.
Please click HERE to access the document.