Founded in 1724, Rishworth School is co-educational mainstream school for 3-18 year olds. Located in 130 acres of a beautiful Pennine valley in the county of West Yorkshire, the School, comprises a nursery for children from age three, a junior school, Heathfield, which has its own site, and the Senior School.
The School lies conveniently between Leeds and Manchester with excellent transport links to Manchester International Airport and London.
Rishworth is able to deliver a truly inspiring educational backdrop with its blend of elegant older buildings and excellent modern facilities. These facilities include a capacious sports hall with fitness suite; a separate Sports Club with swimming pool, fitness suite and squash courts; four modern ICT suites; a large area of games pitches; specialist facilities for Science, Music, Art and Design and Technology; a Performing Arts Theatre; a well-appointed Sixth Form Centre; a newly refurbished international study centre / EFL department.
Boarders reside in Wheelwright House (girls) and Calder House (boys) in single or shared study-bedrooms. There is a diverse mix of pupils who board at Rishworth, including those from Britain, the Forces or overseas postings, together with international students who are entitled to additional English language support recently refurbished EFL Department.
Boarders have access to a rich activity programme and the school’s facilities during the week and at weekends. Successive boarding inspection reports have noted pastoral care and the level of opportunity extended to every child as a strength. The School is accustomed to receiving the highest grade in this area.
A broad range of GCSE and A-level subjects provides pupils with opportunities to focus on and hone their strengths and interests. Intensive courses for those who have less English are organised within the EFL department.
Rishworth runs a three-year International Study Stream for students who would benefit from starting their sixth-form courses early.
‘Rishworth School: the art of living – the heart of learning.’