Ryedale Learning Trust

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Our Schools


All four of our schools have been graded Good or Outstanding by Ofsted at their last inspection.

Academic outcomes across the MAT have improved over time in all schools.

We are proud of how well our schools responded to the COVID-19 national pandemic and how our schools went above and beyond to support the learning and wellbeing needs of our pupils and families.

For more information about our schools please see the information provided below.

Ryedale School is committed to combining the very best educational provision with high expectations and traditional values. In doing so we challenge and support students both to fulfil their academic potential and become exemplary young people of whom we can all be proud. This unites us in our commitment to Aspire and Achieve’.

There is a strong partnership between students, parents, staff and governors who work together to provide the very best possible support to achieve our shared goals. We have established a creative and inclusive atmosphere in which individual talents are nurtured and allowed to flourish. Our extensive range of extra-curricular activities develop skills, interests, relationships, and, most importantly, students’ enjoyment of school, life, and learning.

High expectations and traditional values are hallmarks of our school. The Ryedale Values of HonestyKindness and Respect are woven into the fabric of our community and exemplified by all. We encourage our students to Be Curious and to Work Hard in their learning; we place high importance on attitude to learning as we understand that if we can support our students to get this right, success will follow in all aspects of school life.

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Kirkbymoorside Community Primary School is a caring, inclusive school where the needs of the children come first. We work in close partnership with the trust to ensure that 'every child is inspired to succeed and supported to achieve their potential'.

We aim for every member of our school community to be Kind, Curious and Proud. This is reflected in the way that all members of the school community interact and work together. 

Our school curriculum is designed to inspire a love of learning and instil curiosity within the children. We promote kindness in all of our actions and aim to be proud of ourselves, our school and the work we produce. 

At Kirkbymoorside, we focus on the personal development of every child to ensure that they have the experiences, motivation, skills and knowledge to lead a happy, successful life which is filled with opportunities and joy. We encourage our staff to remain curious and proud of the job they do by ensuring access to research-based techniques and practises as well as high quality professional development opportunities, which will enhance the teaching and learning of the children at our school. 

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Helmsley Community Primary School is a rapidly growing and dynamic member of the Ryedale Learning Trust, nestled in the stunning North Yorkshire Moors. Whilst expansion and whole school progress continues, the school is proud and committed to serving and working in partnership alongside the local community of Helmsley and the surrounding areas.

Blessed with an expansive, natural outdoor space, pupils have the opportunity to learn, grow and develop in an environment that stimulates appreciation of the world around them. This provides the exciting platform for the school’s ‘Global Curriculum’ that inspires our citizens of the future!

The school invests in, and supports, the professional development of staff, setting high standards to continuously improve to develop the educational experience. The schools delivers a fully inclusive curriculum to ensure that all children thrive and maximise their learning potential.

Helmsley School’s values both underpin and enhance the educational experience on offer, empowering the children to believe in themselves, fully embrace the experiences provided and give them the best possible start for their future.

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Sinnington Community Primary School is a popular school located in the tranquil village of Sinnington, surrounded by the natural beauty of the North Yorkshire Moors. It classrooms including a Pre-school, and provides itself on offering a comprehensive, broad and flexible curriculum to children of all abilities.

The team are dedicated to creating an inclusive curriculum where every child has the opportunity to grow and flourish into life-long learners. We passionately believe in providing every child with fantastic opportunities to become independent learners and acquire skills for life.

Our school moto, ‘Achieving excellence together’ emphasises the importance we place on working as a team – children, families and community. Every child that joins Sinnington Primary School will receive a warm welcome, feel part of the family and receive an excellent, rounded education.

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Norton College is a vibrant, inclusive, caring and safe environment where children thrive academically and socially.  We support students to develop into rounded, caring and well qualified individuals who are ready for the ever-changing modern world.  We are committed to creating a love of learning and achieving the best possible outcomes for all students through developing knowledge and skills which are relevant and useful in wider life. 

Norton College is a good school with a strong curricular and pastoral offer. Students benefit from continuity in learning and pastoral support all the way through to Year 13 through our superbly resourced Sixth Form. 

At Norton College, we pride ourselves on a culture of high expectations where students are known and respected as individuals.

This is underpinned by our ASPIRE core values:  

Achievement: I work hard to achieve my full potential.  

Self-Belief: I am resilient and believe that anything is possible with effort.   

Pride: I take pride in myself, my college and my community.  

Independence: I am confident, self-motivated and ambitious to achieve.  

Respect: I am known and respected as an individual.  

Engagement: I engage in all aspects of college life with enthusiasm