Schools Ryedale


The schools in the Ryedale area generally work to a catchment area. If you contact your local school directly they will be able to tell you if you are within their catchment area, they will also be able to give you details of any open days or their policy for visiting the school.

You may also want to read the school’s most recent OFSTED report to help you make your decision. Here

You may visit and or apply for a place at any school, however the admissions policy will outline who has priority (children with a statement of educational special needs, those with siblings in the school and those within the catchment etc) See your chosen schools website for full details.

Ampleforth College

Ampleforth is more than just a school. We are proud of our students’ successes. They do well academically, excel on the games field, make inspiring music and stretch themselves in many different ways through the enormous variety of activities on offer in our beautiful valley and beyond. We make sure that they develop and explore their innate talents and developing interests.
However, we are interested in more than worldly success. The overlap between monastery and school at Ampleforth gives an education that goes beyond academic excellence and all their other achievements. An Ampleforth education provides the girls and boys with a spiritual compass for life. The moral principles that the boys and girls develop here act as spiritual bearings to guide them through adult life in an increasingly secular world filled with moral confusion.

The Headmaster’s Department, Ampleforth College, York, YO62 4ER
T 01439 766000

Bootham School

Bootham Junior School takes children from rising three to 11 years and prepares them for the senior school which goes on up to 18 years.

The senior school in the heart of York, is highly regarded for the quality of its education and being a friendly school.

Bootham School
YO30 7BU

Tel: 01904 623261
Fax: 01904 652106


Clifton School

Clifton School and Nursery is a happy, thriving school for children aged 3-8. We are an IAPS and HMC Junior school for girls and boys, situated in the heart of York, offering a warm welcome into the St Peter’s School family.

01904 527361

Clifton, York

Cundall Manor School

Cundall Manor is a thriving co-educational independent school, catering for boys and girls between the ages of 2 and 16 years of age. The school is situated in a magnificent 28 acre site in the Vale of York, between Ripon and Thirsk in North Yorkshire. It is ranked in the top 9% of independent schools in the UK.
We are a community of committed and enthusiastic teaching staff, visionary governors and supportive parents, our aim is simply to ensure that each and every child who comes to Cundall is fully prepared to embrace the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Cundall Manor School,
Cundall, YO61 2RW
Tel: 01423 360200

Fyling Hall School

Fyling Hall Junior School is a small school with a family atmosphere. The children work and play in a relaxed and supportive environment, where they can enjoy their learning. In these nurturing surroundings, children flourish and become confident learners. Being part of a whole school and utilising the specialist senior school teachers and facilities also enables our primary pupils to enjoy a seamless transition to our secondary school.

The Senior School is for pupils aged from 11 to 18 and consists of a combination of boarding and daily pupils.

Fyling Hall School
Robin Hood’s Bay,
North Yorkshire,
England, YO22 4QD
Telephone: 01947 880353

Pocklington School

Pocklington is a thriving independent school, 12 miles east of York, providing outstanding day and boarding education from 4-18 years. Pocklington School delivers an excellent all-round education and a vibrant co-curricular life within a supportive and caring community, all founded on a 500 year tradition.

Tel: 01759 321200

Queen Ethelburga’s School

Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate Foundation comprises four schools and a kindergarten, each with its unique qualities, but all sharing a common purpose of providing students with a first class education and the opportunity to work towards higher education and a successful career.

Tel: 01423 33 33 30

Queen Margaret’s School

Queen Margaret’s is an independent school for independent girls. We are a school that encourages every girl to pursue her interests with confidence; girls at Queen Margaret’s are recognised for their willingness to try everything that life has to offer them.

Escrick Park, Escrick, York, North Yorkshire YO19 6EU

Tel: 01904 727 600

St Olave’s School

St Olave’s is a flourishing co-educational IAPS and HMC Junior School. We offer outstanding day and boarding education for children aged 8-13.

Queen Anne’s Rd, York
01904 527416

St Peter’s School

An HMC co-educational day and boarding school for girls and boys aged 13-18, situated in the heart of York. As one of the oldest schools in the world St Peter’s combines a rich heritage with outstanding academic achievement.

Clifton, York
01904 527300

Terrington Hall

Co-ed Independent Day & Boarding Prep School (3-13). As a ‘standalone’ independent coeducational prep school (3-13), Terrington Hall is unique in York and North Yorkshire for also offering a boarding and flexi-boarding facility to its pupils from Year 3. Most pupils will at some point in their career with us choose to sample the fun, friendly, family-style boarding on offer on either an occasional or flexi-boarding basis.
Terrington Hall School,
Terrington York, YO60 6PR
Tel: 01653 648227

The Mount School

The Mount School is a Quaker independent day and boarding school in York, for girls aged 11–18.

Its junior school is The Mount Junior School for children aged 2 – 11,  The preschool department is for both girls and boys aged 2 to 7.

Dalton Terrace, York YO24 4DD

Phone 01904 667 500