Welcome to Ralph Thoresby School
Welcome to the Ralph Thoresby School website. We are proud to be a consistently good, truly comprehensive school serving the local community. In grading the school as ‘Good’, once again, in October 2018, Ofsted commented, ‘This is a school where staff and pupils celebrate diversity and promote values of tolerance, mutual respect and care for others’. Our website is designed to provide parents, carers, friends of the school and other interested parties with a wealth of valuable information.
Our priority at Ralph Thoresby is that every student in our care achieves the very best they can. To achieve this goal we work hard to ensure that teaching is outstanding and all students are set challenging academic targets, ‘The working atmosphere in classrooms is positive… Pupils take pride in their learning’ (Ofsted). This aspirational approach, summarised in our school motto ‘Ambition and achievement for all’, has led to significant improvements in terms of whole school student achievement. Exam results have been consistently strong in recent years at both GCSE and A Level.
We are an inclusive school with a tradition of excellent pastoral care, based around restorative practice. Visitors to our school are always impressed by the calm and purposeful atmosphere around our state of the art, modern school building. ‘The school is a caring environment where pupils are polite and respectful’ (Ofsted). Our team of truly committed staff will always go the extra mile to ensure that every child is safe, secure and happy, with the maximum opportunity to achieve. Our innovative coaching system helps students build strong relationships across the school to help them succeed. We have a fantastic record of supporting students from all home contexts into higher education, training or employment.
If you would like to know more about Ralph Thoresby School, beyond the information offered here, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are always keen to show prospective parents around our school and answer any questions you may have.