The Read School
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
About The Read School
The Read School is an independent, co-educational, all-through day and boarding school in Drax, North Yorkshire. There are around 290 pupils on the school roll, aged 3-18.
The Read School was founded as a grammar in 1667 and became independent in 1967. Facilities are accommodated in a range of buildings, most built in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The school has a broadly Christian ethos but is defined as non-denominational.
Dr John Sweetman
Values and vision
The Read School prides itself on being a small, caring school with a nurturing ethos. The high staff-to-pupil ratio means it is possible for every child to be heard and have an influence. Students joining the school quickly become part of the community.
The Read School is proud of its history and character. In 2017 it celebrated its 350th anniversary with the theatrical productions and sporting matches that the school traditionally excels at.
“Good governance supports the school’s aims and ethos, recognising the role boarding plays in the school community. Governors demonstrate a good understanding of the school’s needs which enables them to support the pupils’ good academic achievement and personal development.”