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Rishworth School


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Rishworth School

Independent Boarding & Day School

Rishworth School is a forward thinking, innovative day and boarding school that retains traditional values. We are an independent school with the freedom to offer an educational experience personalised to each child’s needs. We are a charity organisation originating from the Wheelwright legacy of 1724 where all our income is invested in the education of our children and the school. Our values are based on Christian ethics and we welcome those of all faiths or none to our community.

The school has existed for 300 years and occupies magnificent buildings within 140 acres of countryside within the beautiful Ryburn Valley. 

Why Choose Rishworth?

Because your child will succeed academically…

As an example, 2020 summer A-level results were outstanding.

  • 100% pass rate
  • 76% of grades were A*/B
Year 11 results headlines are:
  • 96% pass rate (increase from 90% in 2019)
  • 46% grade 9-7 (increase from 33% in 2019)
  • 66% 9-6 (increase from 52% in 2019)

Because of this, your child will be able to access some of the best Universities…

We understand that life outside of the classroom is just as significant as the world within it…

Our academic curriculum is supplemented by a full and diverse selection of over 90 enrichment and extension activities. From our renowned Ford Rugby Academy through to our Medical Society there’s something to simulate, entertain and light that creative spark; Duke of Edinburgh Award, a jazz band rock climbing, ski trips, artistic pursuits, sports teams and more.

  • University destinations of this year’s leavers included: UCL, Kings College London, Leeds, Bristol and Durham.
  • 100% of students applying to study medicine at University in the last 5 years were accepted and achieved their place.

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Rishworth People


"Heathfield and Rishworth care about the children and it shows in our children's attitude towards school, they enjoy going to school!"



“The staff here are amazing. This school is not just about academia it's also about nurturing them ready for the big wide world..”

Diane Hart
Mother of a current Year 12 student. 


“The teaching staff were phenomenal, they inspired me to become a teacher myself. I couldn’t be more thankful for my time there.”

Katie Lester
Alumni. Attended 2008-2015. Teacher of Geography and Maths at Bruntcliffe Academy


"Rishworth School taught independence and and gave me confidence. Boarding at Rishworth solidified these attributes."

Andy McPhail
Former Student OR 1986-90

Rishworth Numbers


A-level grades A*-B (Summer 21)


Day students


STEAM courses offered in 2021-2022


Of students love our food


Nationalities represented by the student body


Connected campus


A-level Pass rate (Summer 21)


Enrichment and Extension programs

Rishworth Social