The Wensleydale School and Sixth Form
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
About The Wensleydale School and Sixth Form
The Wensleydale School is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form situated in Leyburn, North Yorkshire. It is a community state school. A smaller than average size for a secondary school, the school will provide 576 places for students in between the ages of 11-18 when fully subscribed.
The school first opened in 1959 and became the area’s community school from 1971.
Values and Vision
Wensleydale is a school that is set on inspiring and motivating all students in their learning community to achieve success while treating all students as individuals that can value the school in their own unique ways. It is a school with an atmosphere of encouragement and tolerance, making sure all staff and pupils respect one another, regardless of their age, ability, race and background.
The school gained a specialism in science in 2006, in addition to gaining a Healthy Schools award. In 2008, the school’s new sixth form centre opened.
“This is a good and continuously improving school. Some aspects of this school’s work are outstanding, particularly the drive to engage all students, parents and carers, staff and governors in making further improvements. Overall, leadership and management are very effective, with senior leaders and managers very aware of the strengths and areas for future development. Those students with identified learning needs are also making good overall progress, with many gaining a number of vocationally orientated awards, alongside the more traditional accreditation of GCSE”