Headteacher'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

Battle of the Books

After winning the contest last year, Ripon Grammar School hosted the Harrogate & District School Librarians' quiz 2015 which took place on the 3rd March.  Nidderdale High School competed with f... Read more >>

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe - Review

The inaugural drama showcase at Nidderdale High School was staged last week with four performances of the eternal favourite ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’. Imaginatively staged in the main hall, a set of frozen trees and fairy lights immediately transported the audience to the magical world of Narnia. The effect was enhanced by the compelling costumes, and by the characters appearing and disappearing from all sides.   ... Read more >>

The 14th annual Rotary Technology Tournament

The 14th annual Rotary Technology Tournament will be held on Tuesday 10th February at St Aidans CofE High School.  Students from years 9&10 will compete with around 25 teams of students from te... Read more >>

Cashless Catering - Update

Thank you to everyone for your assistance in getting the cashless catering system up and running so smoothly. After the first 10 days of the new system we have over 67% of students using biometric recognition, more can still be added if required, but parental permission must be given first.   ... Read more >>

Theatre Trip - Hairspray. FULL!

Community Theatre Trip to the Grand Opera House York to see Hairspray. Friday 27th March 2015, 7.30pm (mini-bus departs NHS&CC at 5.45pm)... Read more >>

Timings of the School Day from September 2015

Dear Parents and carers, please see the letter regarding a change to the school day timings from September 2015 and express your views at the meeting referred to in the letter or email in to ... Read more >>