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

Year 6 - Congratulations on your place at Nidderdale High School

We are  delighted your child has been offered a place at Nidderdale High School.  We look forward to meeting with you and your child to ensure a smooth transition from Primary to Secondary School.  A member of our teaching staff will visit your child at his/her Primary School over the coming weeks.  The visit provides the opportunity for your child to ask any questions and for the transition process to be explained. Letters of introduction with a pack of information will be sent out to Parents/carers after Easter. ... Read more >>

This is a Good School

Nidderdale High School is celebrating success with the publication of their most recent Ofsted inspection findings. The school was once again judged to be good and getting even better. Leadership, Teaching, Behaviour, Personal Development and Progress were all singled out for praise in the report published recently. Head of School, Kath Jordan said, "I am delighted that all areas of school have been judged good and that our continued commitment to excellence is recognised not just through our impressive GCSE outcomes for our students but also through Ofsted's recognition that teaching, behaviour and progress are all 'good and improving'. ... Read more >>

GCSE Results - August 2017

Nidderdale High School is celebrating another year of strong GCSE performance in the face of new and more challenging GCSE examinations in English and Maths. Overall, 62% of students achieved at least a grade 4 (broadly equivalent to a Grade C) in both English and Maths, with a great many students achieving the new more challenging 'Strong Pass' mark of Grade 5.    Three Nidderdale students were celebrating the incredible of achievement of being amongst the first students nationally to be awarded the new top Grade 9 - Tim Jennings and Grace Morrison reached this top mark in English Literature, whilst Elisha Booth achieved a Grade 9 in Maths awarded to just the top 3% of students nationally.  ... 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 >>