The Read School

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Location: North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 2 - 18 years

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. 

ISI report 

“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.”

View The Read School’s latest ISI report 

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Address: Drax, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 8NL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1757 618 248