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
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