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Read School – Drax, Selby

Read School, Drax, Selby, is a fully co-educational, independent boarding  and day school, for boys and girls aged 3 – 18. The Lower Junior School (Reception-Year 2) is a fun, lively place, with committed teaching staff who create bespoke teaching packages around each child’s strengths and needs. 

Our small class sizes meant the Spring 2020 pandemic did not close us for long, and the remote learning packages we offered before reopening were second to none, our parents have told us. Over the summer we have run a successful Summer Enrichment programme to entertain and educate children, and support busy parents. We have a detailed plan for Autumn 2020 and 2021, acres of space and capacity, should stricter social distancing measures be introduced again. 

Small class sizes at Read School mean teachers spot early any areas where gentle interventions may be necessary in order to seamlessly prepare pupils for the transition to Upper Junior School (Years 3-6), and Senior School. Whilst academically successful, Read equally prides itself on its inclusive nature, particularly excelling at identifying any extra needs and working closely with both child and family to ensure they can be the best they can be, and happy and fulfilled. 

In Senior School, a diverse range of academic studies  is offered at both GCSE and A-level, together with a full programme of sports and clubs including drama, music,  Combined Cadet Force, and five languages, including Mandarin. Leith Cookery School and BTEC Health & Social Care are two of our newest senior offerings, not commonly offered in independent schools.  

Come and visit us. As a rural school, we can offer socially-distanced tours. 

Please contact Admissions Clerk, Julie Walker: 01757 618248 or 

A parent: 

“Read School is truly unique. Whether your child is academically gifted, or in need of some extra help, we would highly recommend the school to anyone, as its holistic approach to both education and wellbeing is phenomenal. 

Recommended to us by a family currently at the school, and having finished our first year as a family of three children at Read, we would like to express how impressed and lucky we feel to be part of this school community. What the school lacks in size, it makes up for in expertise, character and tradition, with a united and close-knit community of students and staff. This community not only strives for excellence but is completely nurturing and supportive of all who play a part within it.” 

 Zoe Bellamy, outgoing Head Girl: 

“At Read, I was always a valued pupil rather than just a set of grades. The small class sizes helped build my confidence as I was less afraid to speak up, or ask for help, and the teachers would always be happy to assist, no matter what. Thank you, Read, for making me the confident, rounded person I am today.” 


Drax, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 8NL, United Kingdom

T: 01757 618248


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Queen Ethelburga’s

Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate is the No.1 Performing Independent Secondary School in the North of England (The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2020). The Collegiate was also hailed as being ‘Excellent’ across all schools, in both the quality of its pupils’ academic and other achievements and the quality of their personal development (Independent Schools Inspectorate 2019).

We look forward to sharing our approach to education with you and discussing how we can support your child’s aspirations; through the quality of teaching delivered, extensive extra-curricular opportunities offered, and strong pastoral care provided to students here at Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate.

Our social media handles are:

Twitter: @qethelburgas

Facebook: @QueenEthelburgas

Instagram: @qethelburgas

01423 33 33 30

Pocklington School

Pocklington is an inclusive, family focussed, and academic day and boarding school that offers incredible experiences inside and outside the classroom for boys and girls aged 3-18 years. Pocklington School lies 12 miles east of York in a safe, rural setting beside a friendly market town, on a 50-acre campus.

T: 01759 321200

Queen Margaret’s School

An independent school for independent girls. We educate and inspire the girls of today, who will be the leaders of tomorrow. With full boarding, flexible boarding and day girl options available to suit busy, modern lifestyles, girls have all the comforts of home at the School.

Escrick Park, Escrick, York, North Yorkshire YO19 6EU
T: 01904 727 600