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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


Head of School: Sally Sumner.

Executive Headteacher: Andrew Taylor.


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Primary Transition

We work very closely with our primary school partners to create a smooth and stress-free transition to Upper Wharfedale School.

In addition to a variety of sporting and other activities arranged for primary children throughout the year, all students are visited during the summer term by a member of the student support team. Class teachers are spoken to and individual information gathered about each child who is joining us in September.

A series of family workshops are held during the summer term, when parents and students can come along and experience taster lessons at Upper Wharfedale in advance of the transition day held towards the end of June.

A Parent Information Evening is held during September, when parents and carers are introduced to school systems, e-safety and curriculum detail and we gather their opinions on the transition process so that we can evaluate and modify our practice.

The additional Parents Evening in the Autumn term is to establish an effective partnership between home and individual subject teachers.