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Switch to online learning from Tuesday 19 to Thursday 21st October 2021 inclusive

As you may know, our school staff, including me, have been hit with Covid over the last few days. This morning we have 3 out of 4 Senior leaders off , some other teaching staff, the Safeguarding Leader and some support staff. Therefore, I have been in touch with North Yorkshire Local authority and our […]

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Half term activities

Half term is nearly here! It seems like it came really quickly as always, and with all the hard work everyone’s been doing so far, it’s important to use it as a chance to have a break. So, we’ve compiled some ideas for half-term activities. Carve a pumpkin: Halloween is also just around the corner […]

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Taking good notes

Lots of things go into retaining the information that you learn about in lessons, but a major factor is the notes you take. This might be in lessons, or consolidation that you do afterwards. Either way, taking effective and useful notes not only helps you later on when you want to revisit the information (especially […]

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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.

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