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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 North Yorkshire we consistently deliver high achievement. Building on our ‘Outstanding’ judgements, (Ofsted 2012, Local Authority Review 2015), 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.

We are proud to have established the Ryedale Federation as we believe that collaborating with our feeder primary schools enhances the educational provision we offer. Through working in real partnership with our primary colleagues we are even better placed to nurture student progress.

There is a strong partnership between students, parents, staff and governors who work together to provide the very best possible support in achieving 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 develops skills, interests, relationships and most importantly the students’ enjoyment of school life and learning.

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

Mark McCandless – Executive Headteacher


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