As we reach the end of another successful school year at Ralph Thoresby there is a great deal to celebrate and plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the future.
We are a rapidly improving school and the phenomenal improvements we’ve made together were recognised by a review team from B11 Education who graded the school as ‘GOOD’ in all areas when they visited on 18th June. The review team included highly respected OFSTED inspector, Anthony Briggs, who put us through our paces and was ultimately impressed with what he found at RTS, and rightly so. We have worked incredibly hard as a school community to ensure that we have a great local school offering genuine ambition and achievement for all so it’s always good to get the recognition we deserve.
A glance through the news section of the website will illustrate just how much we have had to celebrate recently. Our performing arts students gained several prestigious awards at the Wharfedale Drama festival. In sport, our table top cricket team followed up their starring appearance on Sky Sports with the runners-up medal in the National Championships. Our excellent Golf team battled treacherous weather conditions to shine in the National Finals. To complete an impressively broad range of subject areas, our Year 8 Scientists performed brilliantly in the Red Kite Alliance science competition.
With the timetable already started we’re well on our way to making the 2014/15 academic year even more successful and with talented students, committed staff and great support from home, I am confident we’ll go from strength to strength.
Thank you for your support throughout the past year,