School Data

Gender Mixed
Age 3-18
Type Boarding Day School Weekly Boarding
Size 450 pupils
Bursaries Available

We offer scholarships for talents in: academic, sports, art and music. Bursaries are also available – they are means tested.

Mr Anthony Wilkins

Open Days & Events

At Rishworth School, we take the view that every day, is an open day! Families are welcome to book tours with our admissions department at any convenient time.

Open Day News


A Bursary may be awarded to support a course of study following a demonstration of financial need and at the specific recommendation of the Bursar.

Bursary Information

Contact Details

Rishworth School

Oldham Road, Rishworth , Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire, HX6 4QA

Rishworth School

Oldham Road, Rishworth , Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire, HX6 4QA

At Rishworth, students develop:

  • a life-long love of learning, curiosity and discovery;
  • a sense of responsibility, purpose and ambition;
  • a capacity for both self-reliance and co-operation;
  • an appreciation of personal virtues and spiritual values, such as honesty, dependability, perseverance, commitment, humility and respect for others.

Head's Welcome

Upon arrival, you immediately sense that Rishworth is more than an excellent School – it’s a true community, a co-educational boarding and day school, with pupils from three through to eighteen. You would also see that every member of our community demonstrates a sense of purpose and desire to get the most out of all the varied experiences on offer here.


Rishworth School warmly welcomes students to join a forward thinking and innovative UK boarding school that retains traditional values. For the last 300 years, Rishworth School has occupied magnificent buildings in 140 acres of Yorkshire countryside, yet we are only half an hour from the vibrant city of Manchester

Our boarding houses are cosy and family-centred, secure havens for young people away from home. The quality boarding accommodation includes comfortable study-bedrooms and well-appointed common rooms.

The school has excellent facilities including a sports hall, gym, swimming pool and performing arts centre.

A wide range of GCSE and A Level options provide students with opportunities to focus on their strengths and interests. This summer 76% of A-level grades achieved were A*/B. This is supplemented by a full and diverse selection of over 40 enrichment and extension activities.

From our renowned Ford Rugby Academy through to our Medical Society there’s something to simulate, entertain and light that creative spark; Duke of Edinburgh Award, F1 in Schools, a jazz band, a space programme, ski trips, artistic pursuits, sports teams and more.

At Rishworth we understand that life outside of the classroom is just as significant as the world within it.

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