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.

Other hobbies and interests

Other Hobbies and Interests

Staff at Ryedale School are committed to encouraging students to develop their hobbies and interests, as well as introduce them to new ones; increasing their cultural capital and developing their spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness. Here are a few examples of the clubs and activities on offer:


  • We are very fortunate to have our very own community garden and orchard on site. Mr McCandless runs a club, which allows students to grow flowers, fruit and vegetables, whilst looking after the wildlife that inhabit the space so they can learn how to be more eco-friendly.
  • Based in the English department, we have the exciting ‘Ryedale Reporters Club’ which is open to Keys Stage 3 students.
  • Amnesty International Club offers up stimulating topics around human rights along with engaging and varied reading and writing to enhance students’ knowledge and understanding.
  • Miss Heaths ‘Debate/Politics Club’ provides an opportunity for students to improve their knowledge and understanding of ‘topical issues’. The aim is to improve students’ oracy, whilst discussing topics that impact on their lives. The Debate and Politics members elect a chairperson and vice chairperson annually and have as a group helped organise a school general election and form quiz competition during UK Parliament week. They have also attended debate competitions and events outside of school and were regional finalists in the Youth Speaks Debate Competition in 2020.
  • Environmental Club is another popular favourite, run by Miss Wright. Students work hard to improve the amount of plastic used in and around school, working towards a school environmental award. In the past students have collected crisp packet waste and turned them into bivvy bags for the homeless.
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