Providing our students with the opportunity to improve the way we do things at RTS has always been a strength, however, the introduction of 'Student Leaders' and 'Senior Student Leaders' will provide the unique opportunity for learners from across the school to have a direct bearing on school policies.


The 20-strong team will be led by the newly appointed head boy and girl, who were appointed following a challenging selection process in which we questioned them on leadership, managing change and developing a charity strategy.


Shoaib Hussain and Emma Boyes were selected and have already begun their responsibilities. Congratulations to them both.


Head Boy

My name is Shoaib Hussain and I'm Ralph Thoresby's newly appointed Head Boy. I'm currently studying maths, chemistry, biology and economics and hope to study medicine at university. I hope to bring about change with the role and will utilise my leadership skills to ensure the Head Boy/Girl and Prefect system is utilised as effectively as possible.


Throughout the year I've taken part in various schemes such as Academic Mentoring and Leap Enterprise. I get great satisfaction from enhancing the learning of others and hope to effectively apply the leadership skills I've developed from my Academic Mentoring, to the role of a Head Boy. Acting as the Financial Director for our clothing Company - Sen, has given me the opportunity to take a leadership position at various points throughout the course of the Young Enterprise programme. When I've been a group leader, I have always ensured tasks are fairly delegated to each team member and that they feel comfortable in what they're doing. I feel that this, paired with good communication, leads to a very effective team. I hope to apply the skills I've developed to the Prefect system to create an efficient and organised team.


One of my top priorities in the next academic year will be to encourage all year groups to contribute to charity events such as Comic Relief. I hope to increase the money raised last year by at least 20% with new and innovative fundraising ideas from pupils of all ages! At Ralph Thoresby, I believe every student has the right to access resources and opportunities that will enhance their future. I feel that working closely with pupils from all year groups will help us as a school to provide equal opportunities for all.


Head Girl


Hello, my name is Emma and I am head girl at Ralph Thoresby. I am currently studying Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Drama at A level. As a subject I enjoy, I hope to study Mathematics at university. I have been highly involved with the opportunities available to me throughout my time at this school, and am currently taking part in the Realising

Opportunities scheme; a programme that will help me throughout the transition to university with subject specific workshops and sessions.


I have also performed in many productions at school, including the annual school

shows and various other drama performances. I’ve been highly involved with Music and PE departments during my time here, being part of the school’s ‘Funk band’ and completing both Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver. I also have many interests outside of school, including climbing, bouldering and a part time job.


I would describe myself as outgoing, passionate and hard working. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Ralph Thoresby, and am willing to strive to ensure everybody feels the way I do. I believe the school has a lot of potential and, with so many positive changes occurring recently, would love to give my whole hearted support, using whatever skills I have, to help develop Ralph Thoresby School, and each individual in it to become ‘outstanding’.

Results can be collected on the following days:

Thursday 13th August AS and A Level results will be available from 10.00 am

Thursday 20th August GCSE results will be available from 10.00 am


What a student should do if they are unable to pick up their results.


If you want a third party to pick the results up, this person would need to bring a note from the student giving me permission to give the results to the third party, the person would have to be named in the note and they would have to bring some photo ID with them.


Please find attached a letter regarding the arrangements for the end of the current term and start of the Autumn term.

School caretaker Brian Booth will be running in the Jane Tomlinson 10k in Leeds on 12/07/15 in the hope of raising money for the Sue Ryder organisation. Brian's motivation for taking part in the event is to help raise funds for the charity that supported his close friend, John Jones. 

This is the 2nd year Brian has took part in the event and he will be hoping to beat his time last year which was 1 hour and 29 minutes.

If you wish to sponsor Brian as he attempts to raise money for Sue Ryder, please click here.

The Prevent Tragedies website was created because of the increasing concern about the worrying numbers of young people who are putting themselves at risk by travelling to Syria and to help the numbers of families that have been torn apart by fear when their loved ones travel.

The website has contributions from women from communities, charities, public sector organisations and Government departments. They aim to work together to help keep our loved ones safe, to try and address the numerous issues and sign up to the resolution to Prevent Tragedies.

We want to appeal to family members to share their concerns so they can access the help and support they need to protect their loved ones.

I am delighted to announce that we are now officially a 'GOOD' school. This is fantastic news for the entire school community and reflects the incredible amount of hard work we have all put in over the last two years.
Follow the links below to read my letter to parents, the Ofsted report in full and a special edition of the Spotlight newsletter.