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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. Every half term the whole school, students and staff, have a day away from their normal timetabled lessons to take part in activities designed to support the young people in their social, moral, spiritual and cultural education. The aim of these days is to not focus necessarily on developing the students’ intellectual quotient but more their emotional and spiritual development preparing them with the skills…

GCSE Results 2016

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. Students performed well across a wide range of subjects. In 6 subject areas this led to pass rates of 100% A*-C. A further 8 subjects including EBacc subjects, Biology, Chemistry and Physics, French, German and History, recorded A*-C results of at least 85%. The school’s EBacc performance of 39% is another…

GCSE Results – August 2017

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…

Year 6 – Congratulations

Year 6 – Congratulations on your place at Nidderdale High School North Yorkshire County Council has sent offer letters to parents/carers for Secondary School places from September 2018 and we are delighted your child has been offered a place at Nidderdale High School.   What happens next? We look forward to meeting with you and your child to ensure a smooth transition from Primary to Secondary School.   Primary School visit from a member of our teaching staff A member of our teaching staff will visit your child at his/her Primary School over the coming weeks.  The visit provides the…

Open Evening – 20th September 2018 from 5.30 pm

Open Evening – 20th September 2018 from 5.30 pm Open Evening 20th September 2018 from 5.30 pm   You are cordially invited to attend our Open Evening on 20th September 2018 from 5.30 pm.  The Headteacher’s address is at 7pm prior to the close of the school.   All are welcome – particularly Year 5 / 6 children and parents / carers.   Nidderdale High School is a “Good school”, “The quality of teaching is good”, “Pupils feel safe in the school and value the excellent relationships they have with teachers”, “Learning activities meet the needs of all learners”, Ofsted 2017.…

Online Safety – Useful Information for Parents

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. The information in the table below is to support parents/carers in protecting their children and ensuring they stay safe on line. NSPCC online safety https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/ Provides helpful advice and tools that a parent/carer can use…

Parent Zone and CEOP

Parent Zone and CEOP Parent Info is a website service for schools.  On this 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

Strong GCSE Performance 2017/18

Strong GCSE Performance 2017/18 Nidderdale High School is celebrating another year of strong GCSE performance across a wide range of subjects.  Overall, 71% of students achieved at least a Grade 4 (broadly equivalent to a Grade C) in English and 69% achieved this level in Maths. The majority of these students achieved the more challenging ‘Strong Pass’ mark of Grade 5. Students continue to excel across a wide range of subjects, with eleven subjects achieving an overall Grade 4-9 pass rate of 80% or higher. Eight of these subjects, including History, the Separate Sciences and Food & Nutrition achieved at…

Attendance target 95.5%

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. Students who attend less than 90% (the equivalent of one day off school per fortnight) are classed as Persistent Absentees.  It has been shown statistically that students with only 90% attendance may achieve at least one…