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New league tables show Ralph Thoresby as 5th best school in the city for ‘adding value’



There’s been some interesting debate around the newly published DFE school performance tables but that shouldn’t overshadow the fantastic achievements of Ralph Thoresby students.
As is the case with many schools, the tables do not include our ‘best’ results as we retained the used of early entry for some students where we felt it would give them the best chance of reaching their target grades. Despite this, we performed incredibly well, especially in terms of ‘value added’ where our score of 1013 was significantly above the national average. This put us in 5th place (out of 38 secondary schools) on this measure, the highest performing school in north Leeds.
The value added score measures progress made since Primary School, a vital and highly significant measure. At Ralph Thoresby we are committed to supporting every student achieve the very best they can and I was delighted to see strong value added performance for all ability bands.
Performance was also excellent in the Sixth Form where we were ranked in 7th place for
value added performance. With a growing enrichment program now including residential trips to New York, London and possibly Paris, RTS is steadily becoming a reliable and dynamic Post-16 choice for students and parents.
As always, please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to discuss our academic performance or any other aspect of school life.
Thank you for your valued support,


Will Carr

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