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Rishworth School was founded in 1724 to educate girls and boys from local estates. Today, as a modern boarding school Rishworth continues to play an important role in the immediate community, whilst also being home to students from across the world. The school nurtures intellectual enquiry as being at the heart of an exceptional holistic education, with students enriched by inspirational teaching, wide-ranging academic, cultural, and sporting opportunities, and strong pastoral care. Our students are equipped with the character and skills they need to thrive in a complex world, living our motto of ‘Deeds, Not Words’.


For each student to flourish in every aspect of their lives, developing the self-knowledge and self-reliance to find purpose and enjoy every opportunity in their lives.


  • To create an environment in which the full potential of all students is realised, and their achievements celebrated.
  • To be a space where relationships are strong, and the sense of community is constantly developed.
  • To foster a respect for learning in all students with a desire to understand and appreciate our world.