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Becoming a Parent School Governor – Q&A with Julia Polley

We are currently looking for some enthusiastic parents to help shape the future of the school by becoming Parents School Governors. Here, Headteacher Julia Polley answers some common questions about the prerequisites, time commitments, responsibilities, and rewards of becoming one of our governors. What does a School Governor do? School Governors work together as a […]

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Broadening our horizons with students from China

We recently hosted 38 students from China for a brilliant two-day cultural exchange program. The visiting 11 to 14-year-olds stayed at the Low Mill Outdoor Centre while exploring our stunning Yorkshire Dales. On Monday 29 January, 18 of our students joined the Chinese delegation at Low Mill for a day rotating between outdoor activities and […]

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Year 9 Options Evening Postponed to Thursday February 8th, 2024

Due to the closure of school today, we have moved the Year 9 Options Evening from tonight to Thursday February 8th, 2024.  Year 9 parents’ evening remains unchanged on Thursday February 1st.  Parents’ should have received an email with details of how to book parents’ evening appointments.  If you have not received one, first check […]

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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.