Mr Darren Christian, Principal
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to visit our school website.
Salendine Nook High School is a unique and very special place. We have a great reputation locally and have a very strong tradition of providing a first-class education to the young people of north-west Huddersfield.
We have a very strong academic tradition and, whilst we are fully comprehensive in terms of intake, many of our students arrive with high attainment from primary school. However, we cater for all ranges of ability and have a very strong Additional Needs provision. Whatever the prior attainment of students, we are committed to maximising the progress made by every student. Many of our students make exceptional progress and go on to A Level courses at local further education providers.
We have very strong links with a number of outstanding providers in the Huddersfield area. The school has a great reputation in terms of its pastoral provision. We place great emphasis on the emotional wellbeing and safety of every child in our care. Equally, we demand the very highest standards of behaviour and positive attitudes to learning in all of our students. Our students are happy and safe in school. They are also completely free from disruption in their learning. Our extra-curricular programme is extensive and diverse. There really is something for everybody. We simply ask that once your child joins us, that they become actively involved in our enrichment activities and try out new things. Perhaps our greatest strength lies in the experience, skill, knowledge and dedication of the staff. Many staff are local to the community and there is a real passion to see our students achieve the very highest of standards throughout their journey at our school.
We value aspiration, unity and achievement. Without aspiration one cannot set goals. By celebrating diversity, fostering teamwork and participation, we create the preconditions for success. Our core purpose is to give all the support in order to achieve their unique potential.
We share our campus with Huddersfield New College and we are a feeder school to this outstanding provider of further education. We also have very strong primary school links. In every sense we are an inclusive and caring community school.
Relationships are at the heart of what we do. Our students are resilient, confident and fully engaged in their learning. Our staff are highly skilled and fully committed to their work. Our parents fully support our students in developing the skills, knowledge and understanding required to succeed. Our Governors are experienced and committed members of the community who support and challenge the school in driving towards our ambitions.