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Putting the fun into science – with a little murder mystery thrown in

To make science fun and get children to apply STEM learning (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) to real-life scenarios, we have organised a couple of Murder Mystery days where pupils from local primary schools come and try to solve a murder. The experience is designed to give the children a hands-on approach to scientific investigation, […]

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An award-winning musical combination

On Wednesday 22nd of March, we held our Spring Concert where our students showcased what they have learnt in our music lessons and shared the fantastic musical talent in our school. On Friday 24 March, we went on to compete in the Wensleydale Tournament of Song. Year 9 students Jessica Arnott and Matthew Alderson, who […]

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An inspirational visit to Leeds Art Gallery

At the beginning of March, the GCSE art class visited Leeds Art Gallery to take part in an educational workshop. Year 10 student Connie Tinsley wrote about the experience. She said: “The workshop allowed us to explore ourselves as artists and opened up doors for new ideas to incorporate into our GCSE coursework. The incredible […]

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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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