"The school offers a very wide range of courses at Key Stage 4, particularly reflecting its specialism in the media arts. This promotes students’ achievement well because they are able to pursue their individual interests."

- Ofsted 2013


Choosing your options 


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Students study a core curriculum, and a four individually chosen options, which are decided in Year 8 and run subject to demand.


Students study the core subjects of English Language / Literature, Mathematics, Science (Dual or Triple Award), Physical Education, Philosophy and Ethics, and ICT Skills (Years 9 and 10 only). 

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We care about our students far beyond their time at Ryburn. Hilary Fletcher and Suzanne Impagliazzo are Ryburn Valley High School’s C&K Careers Advisers and provide a valuable service supporting students with their decision making, especially regarding their options and future progression.

All Year 11 students will automatically receive an interview with either Hilary or Suzanne.  Parents are invited to be part of the guidance process and upon request and are welcome into school.

Lunchtime drop-in sessions are held for all 13-19 year olds in the Careers Room in the LRC from 1:30pm –2pm, with additional guidance sessions for sixth form.

We encourage students at Ryburn to be well-rounded individuals, and there are a huge range of opportunities outside of the curriculum which offer rich opportunities for learning and self-development. From sports to drama productions, student leadership to expeditions, we encourage you to explore what's on offer.