Full Street Address:
Rishworth, West Yorkshire, HX6 4QA
Mr Alastair Gloag
Number Of Pupils (11-18): 349
Nearest Airport :
Tuition And Boarding Fees:
Junior (Yr 7 to Yr 8) £7,750 per term
Senior (Y9 to Yr 13) £8,450 per term
International Scholarships for ASIS Pupils:
1x 50% and 2x 25% scholarships for Year 7 entry. 1x 50% and 2x 25% scholarships for Year 12 (Sixth Form entry)
Who will it suit?
Around a quarter of the 442 students are boarders, 75% of whom come from overseas. As a non-academically selective school, it fosters a family atmosphere and a strong interaction between teachers and pupils. Those with dyslexia, dispraxia and dyscalculia are welcome, but pupils with serious behaviour problems are not admitted. Those with sporting ability will thrive and there are excellent gym and physical fitness facilities.
Most move on to university. While considerable attention is given to making sure every pupil is placed according to their abilities, the school is proud that the highest achievers – including a recent musician who acquired over 800 university entrance points – can get into the very top institutions. Representation at national sporting level further indicates the consistently high standards of physical education tuition.
The school has strong learning support, which it calls a ‘Particular Learning Needs Department’. Three-week short courses for international students to help them familiarise themselves with the UK environment are offered. Close care of the boarding community ensures that those with hesitant English language skills quickly improve.
An innovative and inspiring intellectual curiosity programme, plus excellent help for those with learning needs, has led Rishworth School to be declared as “outstanding” by the leading United Kingdom school inspection authorities. The aim is that every child is lifted to do their very best and as a result the school is one of the UK’s top 25 for adding value to a youngster’s educational capacity. A strong sports development programme has seen Rishworth pupils go on to represent England, Scotland and Wales in rugby, fencing, volleyball and swimming.