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.   

We are an inclusive community and welcome students with medical conditions.  We support them to access as much of the curriculum to as they are able and provide all students with medical conditions the same opportunities as others at school. 


If you believe you may be eligible for financial assistance with school meals for your child you should complete the attached form and send it to The Welfare Team, CYPS, Jesmond House, 31/33 Victoria Avenue, Harrogate, HG1 5QE.  Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:


Nidderdale High School is, once again, celebrating excellent GCSE results, continuing their track record of success with another set of ‘best ever’ results.

24 May 2018

Dear Parents and Students

RE: North Yorkshire Data Protection - PRIVACY NOTICE

We are obliged to give you this formal notice which explains what data we collect and how it is used.

Nidderdale High School is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all students. The school's designated Safeguarding lead is Kath Jordan, Headteacher and the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Anneliese Walker, Senior Pastoral Officer.

In school through the curriculum and through drop down days (NICE) students develop the skills which they will need to be confident and stay safe in a range of situations, as well as to manage risk effectively, both in school and in the wider world. Vulnerable young people and their families are supported through a commitment to multi-agency, family-centred work, with school staff playing a lead role.


The Department of Education have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.” The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated by the Prime Minister.  

Students at Nidderdale High School have once again achieved some fantastic GCSE results.  Results in the core subjects were strong with 83% of students achieving A*-C grades in English and 77% in Maths. Overall, 65% of students achieved at least 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths.

Click below to see the full list of staff at the school.

Staff List as at 17/9/18

The Learning Support Centre (LSC) is managed by the school SENCO (Jenn Blunstone) who is supported by various teaching staff and teaching assistants.   It specialises in literacy and numeracy teaching for students who are not progressing in line with expectations, lack confidence, have  gaps in knowledge or specific learning needs and a specialist programme to meet their needs and enable them to make more rapid progress in core skills.