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The Upper Nidderdale Primary Federation is made up of three schools located in Lofthouse, Glasshouses and Pateley Bridge. We value the importance of developing strong links between the schools and local, regional, national and international communities. Through visits, assemblies, concerts and special events, we involve our pupils in the local community, so that they learn how to participate in a practical way in the life and concerns of their neighbourhood and communities.

Working with parents, local residents, the business community, public services, and voluntary services teaches the children to become active citizens. This includes inviting members of the community into school for games session, to assemblies and to talk to our pupils as well as attending local community events such as Remembrance Day services. We take advantage of our amazing local area by  visiting local places of interest such as Stump Cross Caverns, Brimham Rocks, Bewerley Park, Corn Close Farm and Studfold Farm. 

Our schools are not buildings in isolation, but are all situated in an area of exhilarating windswept moorland, peaceful woodlands and steep river valleys. Nidderdale has been designated and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The purpose of an AONB designation is to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the designated landscape. 

It is important that the schools of the Upper Nidderdale Primary Federation, its children, staff and governors are recognised as part of the local, wider and international community.

Click on the link below to see our community links in action through a series of photos taken across the 2022-2023 school year.