The Wensleydale School

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The Wensleydale School and Sixth Form
Motto "Students and Community First"
Established 1959
Type Community school
Headteacher Mrs. J. Polley
Location Richmond Road
North Yorkshire
54°18′48″N 1°49′26″W / 54.313290°N 1.823940°W / 54.313290; -1.823940Coordinates: 54°18′48″N 1°49′26″W / 54.313290°N 1.823940°W / 54.313290; -1.823940
DfE URN 121679 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 513
Ages 11–18
Website School site

The Wensleydale School and Sixth Form is a coeducational comprehensive school situated on Richmond Road, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, England.

The Wensleydale School opened in 1959, and became the community school for the whole of Wensleydale and beyond in 1971. In 2006 it was awarded specialist school status as a Science College and gained a Healthy Schools award.[1] In 2008 the School opened a new post-16 centre.[2] Through a partnership with Queen Elizabeth College Darlington additional courses are offered to certain year students.[3]

The School is attended by approximately 500 pupils aged from 11 to 18 years. The majority of pupils join from eight local primary schools although intake can be from a wider area.[1]


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  2. ^ "The Wensleydale School - A Specialist Science College" (PDF). 2009. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Wensleydale School going from strength to strength says Ofsted - Richmondshire Today". Richmondshire Today. 2017-03-13. Retrieved 2017-04-09.