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Wharfeside Avenue, Threshfield, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 5BS.      Telephone: 01756 752215      e.mail : (click) admin[at]

Enhanced Mainstream School for SpLD


Headteacher: Mr A. Taylor.

Associate Head: Miss S. Sumner.



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.

Andrew Taylor


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School Notices.


Upper Wharfedale School and Kettlewell Primary School Federation

The Governors of Upper Wharfedale School and Kettlewell Primary School are delighted to announce that, following wide consultation with the local communities, the schools will enter into formal Federation from 1st September 2015.


We would like to thank everyone who supported our proposals and look forward to exciting times ahead