Upper Wharfedale School

Excellence for All

Of grades were 7-9 (2022)
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Grade 4+ in Maths & English in 2022
1 %
Grade 5+ Maths and English in 2022
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Progress 8 (2022)
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Successful Lifelong Learners

Who enjoy learning, make good progress and achieve their full potential, regardless of ability, gender, social/economic background or ethnicity.

Confident Individuals

Who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives, with confidence in their own abilities and how to use and apply them.

Active and Responsible Citizens

Who make a positive contribution to society. We value and respect all members of the school community and we demonstrate that every child really does matter by teaching them well and expecting the very best from them.

Latest News

Iceland 2024

37 Year 10 students spent the first part of the Easter holiday on a spectacular trip to Iceland. During the trip we explored the magnificent lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir, one of

Leadership Team

Mr I Chapman

It gives me great pleasure to introduce myself as the new headteacher of Upper Wharfedale School. I feel very privileged to have been appointed by the governors and I’m looking forward to getting to know all of our school community and taking this amazing school from strength to strength.

Mrs H Mukherjee
Assistant Headteacher – SENCO
Subjects: Science – PSHCE -Geography

I started working at Upper Wharfedale in September 1998 and I am very proud that this is my place of work. The school knows and values every individual, creating a safe and secure environment which ensures strong progress for all.

Mr H Barton
Director of Learning Science and Geography
Subjects: Science

I am proud to have worked at Upper Wharfedale School since 2013. The positive changes I have seen the school go through result in an enjoyable community to work in that turn our students into confident, able young adults ready for the next step in their education.

Mr B Richardson
Director of Learning Visual and Performing Arts
Subjects: Physical Education

Having started working at Upper Wharfedale school in 2007, I have seen the school go through many positive changes. I am proud to lead a fantastic faculty promoting, amongst others, students’ confidence, self esteem, communication and leadership skills. My passion is Physical Education and Sport, and my aim is to give every student, what ever their capability an opportunity to improve and shine, whilst believing in themselves and enjoying competition both intrinsically and extrinsically.

Mr J Mitton
Director of Learning Human Studies
Subjects: History

I’m a Director of Learning for Human Studies which incorporates English, MFL, RE and History. I have worked at UWS since 2008 and I’m passionate about supporting our young people to be the best they can be.

Mr J Ashley
Director of Learning Maths and Enterprise
Subjects: Maths

I joined Upper Wharfedale School in 2018 as Director of Maths and Enterprise. I’m looking forward to making use of twenty years of teaching and leadership experience to work with a fantastic group of staff and students to build on current successes and be part of a wonderful wider school community.

Open Evening

An opportunity to visit 

Upper Wharfedale School

A chance to meet the staff, students, tour our school and get a feel for what we have to offer.

At 6.00pm & 7.00pm there will be a Headteacher presentation.

From 5.45pm to 8.00pm
Monday 18th September 2023

For more information please contact our school office.

Would you like to join us?

If you would like to enquire about a place at Upper Wharfedale School, please contact us below to arrange a visit.

Admissions are dealt with by the North Yorkshire County Council Admissions Team and more information can be found on their website.

North Yorkshire Admissions

Your can also find out more about our admissions by reading our admissions page.


Upper Wharfedale School
Wharfeside Avenue
North Yorkshire
BD23 5BS

MON-THU 08:30 – 16:30, FRI 08:30 – 16:00

Our Admin Team

A member of the following team will deal with your request.

Mrs S Neill
Finance Administrator

Having worked in the school since 2016 in various roles, I joined the Science Department as Science and DT Technician in September 2018. I will also be supporting our Data & Exams Manager.

Mrs L Lawn
Admin Assistant

I have worked at UWS since 2012. I have a split role between receptionist and SEN administrator. These roles work well together, whilst being both diverse and rewarding. I aim to provide a warm welcome to everyone and ensure their experience of UWS is as good as mine was when my children came here.

Mrs K Durkin
Admin Assistant

I started working in the school office in 2023. I, along with my children attended UWS and am very much looking forward to progressing my role within the School.