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

Children in Need

On Friday 13th November we joined in the Pudsey fun and raised money for Children in Need through a non-uniform day, cake stall and a Pudsey Photo Booth.  We raised over £530.  A huge thankyou to all parents for donating to the non-uniform cost and also to those of you that baked cakes, brownies, flapjacks biscuits etc.  All baking was very well received! ... Read more >>

Health and Wellbeing

This year we are reintroducing our Nidderdale Individual Curriculum Enrichment Days (NICE). Traditionally known as drop down days, these are days when all students’ timetables are suspended and they take part in a variety of enrichment activities aimed at delivering our wider curriculum to prepare students for modern life in Britain.    ... Read more >>

International Literacy Day

To celebrate International Literacy Day , on Thursday the  10th of September we welcomed into our school Susanna the Storyteller. Year 7 enjoyed a morning of workshops with Susanna, where they learnt how to work as a team to tell a story.  ... Read more >>

GCSE Results 2015

Students at Nidderdale High School have once again achieved some fantastic GCSE results.   Results in the core subjects were strong with 82% of students achieving A*-C grades in English and 75% in Maths. Overall, 65% of students achieved at least 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths.   Students performed well across a wide range of subjects.  ... Read more >>

Heads of School announced

Nidderdale High School has appointed two joint ‘Heads of School’ following the planned departure of existing Headteacher Mr Ian Simpson.    The new role will be shared by existing Assistant Headteachers Ms Kath Jordan and Mrs Siân Dover. They will jointly assume operational responsibility for the day-to-day running of the school from the start of the new school year in September.   “The priority for the governing body was to ensure stability and continuity so that the excellent progress made by the school in the past three years is sustainable in the long term,” said Sue Reid, Chair of the school’s Governing Body.  ... Read more >>

Heritage Project Garden

Nidderdale High School celebrated the opening of a new Heritage Garden in the Pastoral area of the school this week.   The garden was made possible by the tireless fundraising efforts of two Grandparents of students at the school, Maria Atha and Yvonne Brown. They had seen the area during meetings with the pastoral team and decided to raise some funds to start the project. They were kindly supported by local businesses and residents in Nidderdale, Harrogate and Ripon and hashas been developed on a piece of wasteland as a voluntary project by a group of ex-students from the school who are currently studying on a Heritage Course with the AONB.      ... Read more >>