Leadership Team's welcome

Nidderdale High School and Community College is a thriving 11 - 16 Comprehensive School set in the glorious rural location of Nidderdale an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The school is very ambitious for all our students - your children.  We have a simple, but powerful school aim - "Achievement for All".

We set very high expectations for all our young people both academically; in terms of progress and in regard to their behaviour.  We aim for all our students to develop a desire to invest in their own learning and fully prepare to take on the challenges of a rapidly changing 21st Century global society.

Students in return can expect our commitment to the highest possible quality of teaching, care and support.

News and Features

Volunteering in school / Mentoring

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer mentor in school?   Have you a relevant skill or expertise you could use to support students at Nidderdale High School?   E.g. Specialist Subject Support, Guidance, Extra-Curricular activities, Paired reading.         ... Read more >>

Bridge Band

The Bridge band was formed five years ago from pupils who had just started learning a wind instrument in the Pateley Bridge area.   The band is made up of pupils from Nidderdale High School and three local Primary Schools   ... Read more >>

Ofsted survey on Careers, Enterprise and Employability

On Wednesday 27th January, we were pleased to welcome Her Majesty's Inspector, Helen Lane to school as we had been selected as one of 40 secondary schools to take part in an Ofsted survey visit regarding careers, enterprise and employability.   ... Read more >>

School Community feedback Students and Parents

In our recent Student Voice activity students explored “What‟s Special About Our School”. The findings of this issue focus are now displayed for all students to see in school. Students appreciate the changes and updates we have made to the school site; ... Read more >>

NHS placed in top 15% of schools nationally

Nidderdale High School has been placed in the top 15 per cent of schools nationally for the performance of its pupils, according to figures from the Department for Education. What’s more, the benchmark has been achieved for the second year in a row – and current forecasts indicate a third successive year of the same results is highly likely.  As well as overall attainment levels, Nidderdale High School continues to excel in the progress its pupils make in specific areas.  ... Read more >>

Nidderdale Community Orchestra

Since it’s ‘pilot’ event in September 2011, the Nidderdale Community Orchestra has met every Tuesday evening during term-time at Nidderdale High School, under the musical direction of Bryan Western (pictured).  ... Read more >>