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.

Head's welcome

Head's Welcome

Ryedale School is committed to combining the very best educational provision with high expectationsHeadteacher Photo 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’.

Welcome to Ryedale School. As one of the leading comprehensive schools in England, we consistently secure exceptional outcomes for our students. Building on our Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ judgement, we are continually developing and improving the educational experience for all learners. Our dynamic and inspirational team of staff delivers a high-quality learning experience, where every student has the opportunity to excel.

There is a strong partnership between students, parents, staff and governors who work together to provide the very best possible support to achieve our shared goals. We have established a creative and inclusive atmosphere in which individual talents are nurtured and allowed to flourish. Our extensive range of extra-curricular activities develop skills, interests, relationships, and, most importantly, students’ enjoyment of school, life, and learning.

High expectations and traditional values are hallmarks of our school. The Ryedale Values of Honesty, Kindness and Respect are woven into the fabric of our community and exemplified by all. We encourage our students to Be Curious and to Work Hard in their learning; we place high importance on attitude to learning as we understand that if we can support our students to get this right, success will follow in all aspects of school life.

The Ryedale Learning Trust, established in February 2021 (formally the Ryedale Federation), facilitates close partnership working between ourselves and three of our feeder primary schools. Through this exciting collaboration, we are improving the continuity in learning between the key stages, thus enhancing the educational provision we offer, and ensuring we are best placed to support student progress In Year 7 and beyond.

We are very proud of our school and hope that you will join us in the unique learning experience that is Ryedale School.


Domenica Wilkinson Headteacher

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