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 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 >>

Volunteering in school / Mentoring

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer or 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?  To find out more, please contact Mrs Robertson, the Volunteer Coordinator by telephone on 01423 711246 or email at admin@nidderdale.n-yorks.sch.uk         ... Read more >>

Nidderdale placed in top 100 non-selective schools

Nick Gibb MP, the Minister of State for Schools, has sent a letter of congratulations to Nidderdale High School for being one of the top 100 non-selective state schools in England. Mr Gibb says the school’s GCSE results from 2013 to 2015 rank Nidderdale High School in the top 100 nationwide for “sustained improvement in the percentage of pupils achieving five or more A*-C grades, including English and Mathematics”. ... 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 >>

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 >>