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Outcomes

Ribblesdale is a fully inclusive comprehensive school catering for pupils of all abilities. We pride ourselves on providing a holistic education which prepares young people effectively for the next stage in their education and development. This means that, for us, personal growth and development is as important as academic success. Outcomes at Ribblesdale are typically in line with national averages and so the figures published by the DfE for summer 2023 represent an atypical data set for Ribblesdale pupils, many of whom, in 2023, saw their final performance adversely affected by a number of factors, including the impact of the pandemic. Destinations data consistently indicates that pupils who attend Ribblesdale are well prepared for their next steps. There have been virtually no neets* (*young people 'not in employment or education) in our leavers cohorts for many years.

We use the vast array of accomplishments of our former pupils to help motivate and inspire the next generation on their road to success.

We are proud of our pupils’ past and present achievements, and we recognise that it gives them additional pleasure if we publicise our congratulations on the school website.

Zoe – Year 7 Pupil

Hello, my name is Zoe and I am in Year 7.

I came to Ribblesdale from Barrow Primary School.  Starting at a new school was scary and intimidating, but I soon found it to be a fun experience.

I’ve enjoyed learning new things in maths and science such as algebra and learning about microscopes.

I have enjoyed the variety of subjects from French and Spanish to history and geography.  I’ve made new friends and all my teachers are very welcoming and kind.  I couldn’t imagine a better school for me to thrive and flourish.

More information about the curriculum can be found in the individual subject pages and in the documents below.  

Our Latest Results and Performance Tables 

GCSE Results

GCSE Grades

 

Non-GCSE Grades

 

Headline Summary

 

 

Achievements

Toro Croft-Senior

Toro Croft-Senior

(Class of 2019)

Cambridge University to study Medicine.

Adam Shuttleworth

Adam Shuttleworth

(Class of 2016)

Works for the East Lancashire Railway as station staff at Rawtenstall Station whilst working through a Level 3 Manufacturing Engineering course at Burnley College.

Charlotte Gatty

Charlotte Gatty

(Class of 2013)

BTEC L3 Outdoor Activities, Craven College

Stewardess of motor yacht in Bahamas

Dominic Telford

Dominic Telford

(Class of 2013)

Plymouth Argyle

Mohammed Patel

Mohammed Patel

(Class of 2013)

BTEC L3 ICT, Blackburn College then Apprenticeship with DXC Technology

Joe Garner

Joe Garner

(Class of 2004)

Ipswich Town FC

Oliver Kirk

Oliver Kirk

(Class of 2015)

BTEC Performing Arts at SLP College, Leeds

Oliver won the Carl Alan Young Performer Award 2017 for Freestyle Dance after being nominated by the ISTD and shortlisted by the TDCI. He beat off stiff competition from the other nominees. Oliver now adds his name to the list of previous winners who have included Arlene Phillips, Darcy Bussell and Wayne Sleep.

Connor Ripley

Connor Ripley

(Class of 2009)

Preston North End

Chloe Carrington

Chloe Carrington

(Class of 2010)

BTEC Performing Arts Pendleton College then Italia Conti

Chloe is currently on a world tour with Jersey Boys

Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson

(Class of 2016)

Apprentice at Burnley FC

Anita Afzal

Anita Afzal

(Class of 2016)

‚ÄčAnita is studying Childcare at Blackburn College

 

Awarded Blackburn College Student of the Year 2017

Scott Wharton

Scott Wharton

(Class of 2014)

Blackburn Rovers FC

Kristian Orr

Kristian Orr

(Class of 2014)

Kristian is a 4th year apprenticeship at Fort Vale Engineering. In November 2017 he took part in the UK finals of the World Skills Competition at the NEC Birmingham. Kristian performed exceptionally well and won the competition bringing the Gold Medal for CNC turning back to Fort Vale Engineering.

Reagan Ogle

Reagan Ogle

(Class of 2015)

Accrington Stanley FC