Your journey starts here.

We're delighted that you are considering choosing Ryburn Valley High School. Starting secondary school is a big milestone and can be a worrying time. We do all we can to make the applications and settling in process as painless as possible.

Admissions arrangements

Ryburn is a popular school, and attracts more applicants than our 265 places. We are proud to be a truly comprehensive school who cater for everyone and do not select pupils on the basis of aptitude or ability.

How to apply

All applications to our school are handled through the Calderdale Council schools admission system, with one round of admissions each year. To apply, you must complete an application form.

The deadline for September 2020 entry is 31 October 2019.

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visit our school

Our annual Open Evening each October is always a fantastic event! It's a chance to see our school, meet students and staff. This year’s event is on 17 October 2019.

If you can't make it or wish to visit at another time, contact us.


The move from a small primary school to Ryburn is a big change, and we work hard both before and after pupils join us in Year 7 to help ease any worries.

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