Ryburn receives positive report:

Good Ofsted report at Ryburn Valley High, Sowerby. Pictured is Y8 drama.
Good Ofsted report at Ryburn Valley High, Sowerby. Pictured is Y8 drama.
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Rigorous monitoring of lessons and detailed tracking of students’ learning has led to an improvement in the quality of teaching at Ryburn Valley High School, according to Ofsted.

Inspectors found a substantial rise in GCSE results in 2012 and further increases are expected this year.

The report also praises the Ryburn’s out-of-school activities and overseas visits, and says the provision for students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is excellent.

The school is now rated as good after the previous inspection said it had been inadequate.

In her report, lead inspector Jane Austin said: “Students’ good behaviour, very positive attitudes to learning and above average attendance all contribute to their good progress.”

The report says Ryburn is not yet an outstanding school because more-able students are not challenged enough throughout all lessons and attainment in the sixth form is slightly lower than average.