Welcome to Nidderdale High School

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

School Closed for Bank Holiday

Year 6 - Congratulations on your place at Nidderdale High School

We are pleased to report our Maximum Admission Limit has been reached.  North Yorkshire County Council has sent offer letters to parents/carers for Secondary School places from September 2017 and we are delighted your child has been offered a place at Nidderdale High School.   ... Read more >>

Attendance target 95.5%

We encourage and reward good attendance.  Every student’s good attendance is vital as it has a clear link with progress, attainment and more positive life changes. Students must come to school every day they are not ill. We work closely with the Local Authority and the Officer for Behaviour and Attendance to deal with truancy, term time holidays and casual absenteeism ... Read more >>

Online Safety - Useful Information for Parents

Parents/Carers play a crucial role in ensuring that their children understand the need to use the Internet/mobile devices in an appropriate way. However, research shows that many parents and carers do not fully understand the issues and are less experienced in the use of ICT than their children and schools should take opportunities to help parents understand these issues.  ... Read more >>

Nutritious School Meals

School Catering … not just Nutritious School Meals Nidderdale recognises the important contribution that nutritious school meals make to students’ health and learning.  School meals are an essential part of lunchtimes.  We aim for all students to be able to eat in school with their friends and to enjoy their social time in a modern, pleasant environment.   ... Read more >>

GCSE Results 2016

Nidderdale High School is, once again, celebrating excellent GCSE results, continuing their track record of success with another set of ‘best ever’ results.   Overall, 70% of students achieved at least 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths.  This is a 5% increase on last year’s results.         ... Read more >>