Following our most recent inspection in November 2019, Risedale was judged to be 'Good' in all four areas of appraisal which includes; The Quality of Education; Behaviour and Attitudes; Personal Development; Leadership and Management.
Click here to visit our Ofsted/School Reports page and find out more.
We were the first school in the country to sign the government-backed covenant; formalising and celebrating the union that we have with the Armed Forces community and their families.
Awarded for being in the top 10% of schools nationally for progress made by pupils between Key Stage 2 at primary school and GCSEs at the age of 16.
This accreditation is awarded to clubs and leagues rigorously adjudged to be well-run and sustainable. We prioritise child protection, quality coaching and implement the ethos of the ‘Respect’ programme.
Recognises how we are benefitting different groups of learners, and how their outcomes are improving as a result of their work.
Awarded Bronze Champion School status for exceeding expectations in promoting the NCS programme as well as recruiting students to take part. Open to all young people, regardless of circumstances or additional needs, NCS focuses on three core principles of social cohesion, social engagement and social mobility, all of which have benefits not just to the participants but to communities and society as a whole.
Awarded for high quality provision which contributes to the health and wellbeing of students.
Risedale has successfully achieved 'Certified School Status' demonstrating our whole school community commitment to safeguarding our young people and keeping them safe online.
Recognises that Risedale is a partner of The University of Sunderland supporting continuing CPD for our staff.
Recognises that as a school we are friendly toward, and inclusive of, people living with HIV and that we actively challenge HIV stigma.
"Positive Allies is the first charter mark of its kind in the world and by gaining this charter mark, you are showing that you are an HIV-friendly organisation with an environmental ethos of tackling HIV-related stigma in all its forms. By achieving Positive Allies, you are showing the world that you are an inclusive and equal organisation that values all of its diverse people, whether it’s your employees or your volunteers."
This award recognises the high standard of careers guidance provision we offer at Risedale and that as a school we have achieved the national Quality in Careers Standard fulfilling our statutory duty regarding Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG). The latest Statutory Guidance (January 2018) from the DfE to schools builds heavily upon the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks for "Good Careers Guidance", and "strongly recommends" all secondary schools to work towards and achieve the national Quality in Careers Standard: here is the link.
Click here to find out more about the national Quality in Careers Standard by Prospects.
Recognises the commitment of Risedale's staff; encouraging and inspiring young people in STEM subjects through the use of STEM Ambassadors.
Recognises that as a school we are committed to: Tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. Making school a place where all pupils and staff - including lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people - are accepted without exception. Championing diversity and celebrating difference.
As a member of the Youth Sport Trust we help our students to achieve their full potential using the power of PE and school sport to change lives.