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We’re truly a school at the heart of our community

In recent years our school has transformed into a true community hub for the town of Leyburn. We have broken down barriers and opened our doors for community use outside of regular school hours. Julia says, ” We’re delighted to be strengthening our bonds with the Leyburn community. One of my key aims has always […]

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Swaledale Festival comes to Wensleydale

As part of the Swaledale Festival, this week we welcomed London-based Trombone Quartet Bone-afide to the school. They delivered a great workshop to our Y7 students, GCSE Music students and Leyburn Primary School Y4 students. Mr Hadfield, our Music Teacher said “Bone-afide were fantastic. It was wonderful to see our students engaging with the performance […]

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School will Reopen as normal on Monday 18th March

Thank you for your patience, support and swift change of operations today and tomorrow. You will be pleased to hear that we will be open again as normal on Monday 18 March 2024. The contractors have been on site since 8am and are working throughout the weekend to carry out remedial works. The water supply […]

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The Wensleydale School and Sixth Form is here for one reason: to help all of our students realise their dreams.

To do this, we make sure that our young people feel part of our safe and caring community and challenge them to grasp every opportunity that their education offers. They can then leave us with the strongest possible set of exam results, outstanding inter-personal skills and a real understanding about where their passions and talents lie.

These are the qualities and traits that we think are critical to a good education. They open doors for young people, and the more doors that they have open - the more choices that they have.

At Wensleydale there are tangible outcomes to show that we are setting our standards high. Ofsted has praised the work that we do. Our exam results are on a very positive trajectory and exceed the national average, and we regularly compete and excel against schools much bigger than ourselves.