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.

Students' welcome

Students' Welcome

Message from The Head Girl and Head Boy

Welcome to our fantastic school. To all pupils and parents thinking of joining us, we want you to know that Ryedale School is an amazing school to learn and have fun. There are so many amazing opportunities, and we can assure you, you’ll be welcomed with open arms!

We have a huge range of extra-curricular clubs, led by our incredible staff members, meaning there is something for everybody to immerse yourselves in and do something you enjoy with people who share the same passion.

The sport and performing arts opportunities really are something to shout about! Through sporting events students get to work as a team, have fun and grow in confidence in the dozens of House matches and lunchtime and after school clubs on offer. We compete to a high level in a range of sports including football, netball, basketball, cross country, hockey and rugby. Some of our students have even been selected to play for national teams. The music department is amazing and as well as performing to local audiences, the Ryedale Straynotes have been lucky enough to perform on a tour of Belgium.

Every teacher is so passionate about the subject they teach - the teaching is outstanding. The heads of subject departments support and encourage you to reach your full potential and ensure you have lots of fun whilst doing so.

We look after our new students really well. We run a Buddies system, so Year 7s get a Year 11 student to meet with weekly and to look after them with things like homework, getting organised and making new friends. Our team of Prefects are on hand every day at break and lunchtime and on the school buses to make sure everything runs smoothly. We also have students in a range of leadership roles including ambassadors for wellbeing and for supporting younger students to read more confidently.

"Come and take your secondary school journey with us at Ryedale School and I promise you, you will not be disappointed!' Grace Deighton, Head Girl

"I could not be happier to have my education at this fabulous school. To all prospective students - I know you will adore this school as much as I do!" Ben Screeton, Head Boy

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