Upper Wharfedale School

Excellence for All

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

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

Rotary Young Chef of the Year

On Tuesday 7th February year 8 student Lucinda took part in The Rotary Young Chef of the Year competition for the Skipton area. She produced a Turkish inspired menu of 

Iceland 2023

44 students and 4 staff were lucky enough to spend the first part of the half term holiday in Iceland. The group stayed in Reykjavik and spent some time exploring

Leadership Team

Mrs C Reeves
Subjects: RE and PSHE

As Headteacher of Upper Wharfedale School I am extremely proud to lead a learning community so committed to securing the best for each and every student. Our young people are very firmly at the heart of all our school does and staff, students, Governors and other agencies work together to ensure this every day.

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.

Visit us on one of our open events...


Numbers are restricted to two people per family

Open Evening

Monday 20th September 2021
16:30 - 19:30

Meet our Headteacher, staff and students.

Tours of school, including subject demonstrations will be taking place every half hour.

Please book your appointment below and you will receive a link to watch our headteacher’s presentation.

You can also visit during school hours on our open morning or afternoon

Tour the school and see us in action.

Please book your appointment below and you will receive a link to watch our headteacher’s presentation.

Open Morning

Wednesday 20th October 2021
09:30 - 11:30

We request face coverings are worn as social distancing will not be possible.

If you are unable to attend our open days, you can still request a link to our headteacher’s presentation below.

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 A Dalglish
Business Manager

I am very excited to join UWS as the Business and Administration Manager. It is a pleasure to be part of a wonderful team who strive hard to reach the best standard. The students are all kind and friendly and I am proud to be part of this school community.

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 L Smith
Admin Assistant

I have recently started working in the school office at Upper Wharfedale. I am looking forward to becoming part of the team and supporting the students.

Mrs S Neill
Admin Assistant

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.