Pupils at Ribblesdale are encouraged to aspire for the very best, from both an academic and personal perspective.  Growth Mindset is a thread that extends across the school through all curriculum areas.  Pupils are mentored in how to deal with adversity and become resilient to the challenges they may encounter during their learning and beyond.  Having the ambition to succeed, in the face of challenges, enables them to become more rounded individuals who are confident in forging the path to success.

The support to succeed is provided by not only the staff at Ribblesdale, but also by the pupils themselves.  Pupil Leadership is an integral part of school’s fabric, which ranges from Student Leaders through to Form Buddies and Sports Captains to name a few.  The aim of all pupil leadership groups is encourage and support others in the school community, enabling them to achieve the very best.

Digital Leaders provide support to others, in the use of technology, both within and outside the classroom.  Ribblesdale has a strong tradition of utilising technology to enhance the great teaching already taking place, and equipping young people with skills for the 21st Century.  An integral part of this is that all pupils have their own one-to-one device, which enables applications such as Office 365, Minecraft Education Edition and Doddle, to engage and drive the thirst for knowledge in all curriculum areas.

The curriculum at Ribblesdale provides a wide range of experience across a breadth of subjects and is delivered by dedicated and hardworking staff.  All lessons are taught by subject specialists, who are highly skilled in the delivery of their own curriculum areas.  This enables pupils to flourish in the broad and balanced variety of subjects offered.