Ryedale School

Ryedale School is committed to combining the very best educational provision with high expectations and traditional values. In doing so we challenge and support students both to fulfil their academic potential and become exemplary young people of whom we can all be proud.This unites us in our commitment to ‘Aspire and Achieve’

Our students are given every opportunity to engage in new and fulfilling experiences, from the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme to the range of trips available during Enrichment Days, there is so much on offer to challenge and inspire our students.Musical performances take place throughout the year, with opportunities for parents and the local community to see our students perform to an exceptional standard.The wide variety of extra-curricular activities complements our engaging and inspirational curriculum perfectly.Sport is an integral part of our school life. Students have access to over 90 clubs and house matches across the school year.We believe that knowledge changes the way we see the world. It is our duty and privilege to show our students the best that has ever been thought, said, made, played and discovered.Our exceptional curriculum identifies invaluable knowledge, skills and big ideas in each subject area.We instil in our students a desire to improve their performance, to broaden their horizons and to think independently.High expectations and traditional values are hallmarks of our school.


Academic Performance and Student Achievement

At Ryedale School we are proud of our high academic standards. Our expert teachers use research-informed pedagogical strategies, combined with their knowledge and love of their subjects, to teach brilliant lessons. We have thought deeply about what our young people will learn, and we have collaboratively designed an exciting and enriching curriculum that contains, “the best that has ever been thought, said, made, played, and discovered.”


Performance tables

Examination Success
Our students perform superbly well in their GCSE examinations every year. Our attainment scores are very high, placing Ryedale School amongst the highest attaining schools in the country. Academic achievement for all learners, regardless of prior attainment, gender, SEND and pupil premium status, exceeds the national average.
We are especially proud of the progress all students make in our school. Our Progress 8 score, a measure which attempts to capture how much a secondary school raises the attainment of its students from SATs in Year 6 to GCSEs in Year 11, is outstanding. We have scored ‘well-above average’ (the highest category) ever year since the introduction of this measure in 2016. We are typically ranked in the top 10% of all state schools in England.

2020 and 2021 Cohorts

We are so proud of the way our Year 11 cohorts performed in the face of the challenging circumstances presented during the pandemic. All students gained results that reflected their potential and commitment and all went on to access appropriate post-16 courses. We wish them every success in their future studies.


Historical Progress 8 Scores
2016: +0.48
2017: +0.60
2018: +0.87
2019: +0.51

2019 GCSE Results
Progress 8: 0.51
Attainment 8: 5.2
% English and Maths (Grade 4+): 72%
FSM6 P8: 0.25

2018 GCSE Results
Progress 8: 0.87
Attainment 8: 5.7
% English and Maths (Grade 4+): 82%


FSM6 P8: 0.59

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