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 firstname.lastname@example.org
“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
Selby College is a highly rated College in the heart of North Yorkshire, providing education and training opportunities for students aged 16 right up to 70+. Learners from all over Yorkshire and the Humber travel to Selby College because of its reputation for high-quality education.
Providing a wealth of courses and clear progression routes, Selby College offers A Levels, Vocational courses, Apprenticeships, Higher Education, Adult Learning and Professional Courses for Employers.
Established in 1984, the College today employs more than 250 full-time teaching and support staff. Following a £35m investment in its state of the art campus, Selby College boasts some of the most up-to-date facilities of any education provider in the area.
Selby College is also playing a leading role alongside other local institutions in the development of the Yorkshire & Humber Institute of Technology, which is one of twelve of its kind across the country designed to increase higher-level technical skills for employers. The College has also been selected by the Department of Education to deliver its brand-new T Level qualifications from September 2022, which are high-quality technical alternatives to A Levels.
Selby College, Abbot’s Road, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 8AT
T: 01757 211000
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.
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In response to the demand for more healthcare professionals, Selby College has introduced a brand-new Higher National Certificate and Diploma in Healthcare Practice, which aims to equip individuals with the knowledge, understanding and skills for success in employment in healthcare practice and related areas.
Upon completion of the Diploma in Healthcare Practice, graduates are able to progress on to a range of careers in the sector including care coordinator, health educator, health improvement officer, public health practitioner, support worker or a wellbeing coordinator.
This comes following a report from Prospects, an expert in graduate careers, which revealed that the vacancies which are the hardest to fill are in the healthcare, public administration and defence, IT, human resources and social care and welfare sectors.
“The theme of this year’s National Careers Week was ‘the future of work’, which couldn’t be more fitting given the current climate. We have seen a real shift in the jobs market since the pandemic began, highlighting the need for more highly-skilled workers in healthcare, IT, human resources, business, criminal justice, science and other professions,” said Stephen Mulligan, Assistant Director for Higher Education at Selby College. “Our degree-level programmes are designed with specific industries in mind, so that we can help our students develop into professionals who are able to meet the demands of their future employers, as well as enjoy life-long careers in their chosen profession.”
Also new for the academic year of 2021-2022, Selby College is now offering a which aims to provide students with the key skills and knowledge which are being sought after by the sector.
Exploring both the social and personal aspects of crime, the course will examine some of the most serious concerns we face as a society, including what causes crime and criminal behaviour, can crime be prevented, how and why should we punish offenders and how does criminal justice link to social justice.
For those seeking to study a criminology degree, but don’t have the traditional entry requirements, the College’s brand-new Access to Higher Education Diploma in Criminal Justice enables students to progress on to higher education – opening up careers in the police, youth offending services, prison service, probationary service or victim and offender support.
“The College’s Access to Higher Education Diplomas provide aspiring professionals with a foundation to develop a range of academic and study skills, in order to enter Higher Education,” said Steve. “We offer subsequent degrees in line with our Access Diplomas, providing students with the perfect progression route on to their next step of degree-level study, before completing and going on to rewarding careers in their chosen profession,” added Steve.
Selby College offers Access to Higher Education courses in criminal justice and health science professions.
The College also works in partnership with leading universities such as the University of Hull, the University of Huddersfield and validating body Pearson, to deliver high-quality degree-level programmes in a range of subjects, including Art & Design, Business, Childhood Studies, Digital Technologies, Education, Engineering, Social Science and Sport.
To find out more about Selby College’s Higher Education programmes, please visit: https://selby.ac.uk/higher-education/
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