We’re delighted to have been awarded the Platinum Artsmark, the highest level of the awards given by Arts Council England in recognition of schools’ exemplary commitment to the Arts and Culture. As one of only 45 schools nationally and only two secondary schools in Yorkshire to have currently attained the Platinum level, we are feeling very proud of our Creative Arts team.
If you watched the first episode of new school drama Ackley Bridge on Channel 4 last night, you will have seen lots of Ryburn faces amongst the school students on screen, many as extras and some in supporting roles.
This school continues to be good. That's the verdict of the inspectors who visited our school last month. We're really delighted with their excellent report which praises so many of the things we are really proud of about our school.
Jessica Russell, Georgia Campbell and Seb Wood-Ives, Year 9, have arrived back from the final Happiness in Lifelong Learning meeting of the Children's Parliament in Novo mesto, Slovenia, part of our Erasmus+ programme.
There's great excitement here as Aidan O'Neill, in Year 7, is a Finalist in the BBC National 500 Words short story competition, run by Chris Evans on Radio 2. What an incredible achievement.
We're delighted to reveal that Ryburn has been shortlisted for a prestigious TES Schools Award, in recognition of our fantastic Science, Technology and Engineering teaching in school, and specifically the team of staff and students involved in our major Flight Simulator project.
Well done to Aidan O'Neill in Year 7, who won the Calderdale 500 Words Writing Competition for his short story "In the Trenches". Elsa Harrad in Year 8 was also Highly Commended.
Ryburn Red Nose Days always put the fun into fundraising and this year's was a great success. Our Charity Leaders planned and organised the day, which included a bake sale, a non-uniform day and the legendary Teacher Torture event, and raised over £1400.
Ryburn are currently hosting over 50 guests from Portugal, Poland, Finland, Italy and Romania on the return leg of the Erasmus+ project, 'Empowering Students with Entrepreneurial Skills', and we've got all sorts going on.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of a fantastic group of students to leadership positions in our school.