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A foundation for success since 1932

Welcome to Ribblesdale School

Welcome to our school website. I hope that it gives you a flavour of our vibrant and thriving school community.

Ribblesdale School has served Clitheroe and the local community faithfully for the last 90 years. We’re delighted to have now expanded our age range to become an all-through school welcoming pupils aged 4-16.

The Ribblesdale Way


We will plan carefully using our expert subject knowledge and our understanding of who you are, your needs and how you learn.

I will be ready to learn; bringing in the correct equipment and mindset.


We will be ambitious and fearless in our approach to your learning.

I will be ambitious and fearless in my approach to learning.


We will make learning visible and be creative in providing opportunities to show what has been learnt.

I will take ownership of my learning and have the courage to demonstrate it.


We will evaluate our teaching and seek feedback to inform and enhance your learning.

I will reflect on the feedback I receive and use this to enhance my learning.


We will make you feel valued and supported so that we can work purposefully and productively together.

I will value my teachers and accept their support so we can work purposefully and productively together.

A Showcase School

Ribblesdale has been a successful Microsoft Showcase School for many years and we are once again proud to have been awarded Showcase School status for yet another year. Every year, our application demonstrates our commitment to the continued development of our use of digital technologies and our renowned expertise. We are highly successful in our use of Educational Technology, harnessing it to enhance teaching, reduce workload, create efficiencies, prepare our learners for the future and ensure a modern, cutting-edge learning environment.