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

NICE Day 26 June review

As the end of the academic year draws to a close, we reflect on the learning opportunities students have been involved in through their popular and engaging NICE (Nidderdale Individual Curriculum and Enrichment) day programme. ... Read more >>

Open Evening 21st September 2017 from 5.30 pm

You are cordially invited to attend our Open Evening on Thursday 21st September 2017 from 5.30 pm.  After you have had an opportunity to look around school with your child and had discussions with staff and students and other parents, the Head of School's address at 7.00 pm closes the evening.         ... Read more >>

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 >>

Parent Zone and CEOP

Parent Info is a website service for schools.  On the website you'll find a collection of useful articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line.  Parent Info is a collaboration of  Parent Zone, (which has been providing information and support to parents for a decade), and CEOP, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection command of the National Crime Agency.  The articles are available at  http://parentinfo.org/articles/all       ... 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 >>

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 >>