Headteacher'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

Mid-Summer Newsletter

Dear Parents and Members of the Community As you will see in our latest newsletter, Nidderdale continues to be a busy and vibrant school with students making excellent social and academic progress.    I would like to express my thanks to all the staff and students for all the effort they have put in to their lessons and extra-curricular events and community activities this term.  I am sure you will enjoy reading about our students’ successes and the continued progress of our students in this mid-Summer newsletter. ... Read more >>

Jonah walks for Nepal

Jonah Wild (form 8FH) took part in the 10-mile Nidderdale Charity Walk on Sunday 10 May spending 3.5 hours covering the challenging route. He has decided to raise money for the Disasters Emergency Committee's Nepal Earthquake Appeal. He has a fundraising target of £250 and so far has raised £200 (as at 14.5..15).  If you would like to donate, to help him meet his target, the link to his page on the Just Giving web site is as follows:  www.justgiving.com/Jonah-Wild    ... Read more >>

Headteacher's new appointment Sept 2015 / Succession Plan

Ian Simpson, Headteacher has been offered the post of Principal at Oasis Academy, Lister Park in Bradford and will take up his new position in September 2015.    The Governing Body have immediately started to put in place a succession plan.    ... Read more >>

Changes to Persistent Absence threshold

The current persistent absence threshold, of around 15% means a pupil has to be absent for 56 sessions (28 days) of school to be classed as persistently absent.  This is a great deal of schooling t... Read more >>

Battle of the Books

After winning the contest last year, Ripon Grammar School hosted the Harrogate & District School Librarians' quiz 2015 which took place on the 3rd March.  Nidderdale High School competed with f... Read more >>

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe - Review

The inaugural drama showcase at Nidderdale High School was staged last week with four performances of the eternal favourite ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’. Imaginatively staged in the main hall, a set of frozen trees and fairy lights immediately transported the audience to the magical world of Narnia. The effect was enhanced by the compelling costumes, and by the characters appearing and disappearing from all sides.   ... Read more >>