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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’

Mark McCandless and Domenica WilkinsonWelcome to Ryedale School. As one of the leading comprehensive schools in England we consistently deliver high achievement. 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 deliver 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 in achieving 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 develops skills, interests, relationships and most importantly the students’ enjoyment of school life and learning.

We established the Ryedale Federation in July 2016 and in collaborating with three of our feeder primary schools, we are improving the continuity in learning between the key stages thus enhancing the educational provision we offer. Through working in real partnership with our primary colleagues we are best placed to support student progress in Year 7 and beyond.

We have significantly enhanced our learning environment through the recent completion of our exciting development that has included: nine new classrooms, the refurbishment of science and art rooms and two additional tennis courts. From September 2018, we are moving to a five form entry and six setted groups in core and humanities subjects. This organisational change, combined with our increased capacity and teaching staff, will enable us to provide a fantastic educational experience for 150 students in all year groups from September 2018.

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

Mark McCandless – Executive Headteacher

Domenica Wilkinson – Secondary Director


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