Education in Norfolk

Welcome from our Head Teacher

Andrew Johnson Headteacher

I have great pleasure in introducing myself as the new Headteacher at the Ryes College in Cromer since April 2020.


I am a qualified SENCO (Special Education Needs Coordinator) and have experience in several educational settings, including Mainstream, Secondary and Primary and schools that specialise in Social Emotional and Mental Health as well as other Special Educational Needs.

Here at the Ryes, we are a small independent school based within the stunning North Norfolk coastline. As well as the standard curriculum, our school also offers a bespoke learning package. This is tailored to meets the needs of the individual pupil so that they can reach their full potential. Lessons are not only taught in classrooms, we also make use of the outdoor opportunities and spaces that North Norfolk has to offer, such as the parks, coastline and beaches.

We offer a caring and therapeutic approach to our pupils that have barriers to their learning, such as Attachment Disorders, Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH), ASD and ADHD.

Here at the Ryes College in Cromer we believe, and take pride in, offering a nurturing and therapeutic approach in the education for the pupils.  We also focus on our Aims and Values so that the young people are ready for adult life.

Our Aims and Values

  1. Ambition – An expectation that we will always try our hardest to achieve our best

  2. Confidence – Promoting self-belief to help achieve individual and team goals

  3. Co-operation – Building relationships & working together to achieve the best results

  4. Happiness – Finding positivity in all that we do & creating inner peace

  5. Inclusion – Providing opportunities for all & encouraging participation

  6. Resilience – Accepting setbacks and finding solutions to overcome them

  7. Respect – Appreciating, understanding & accepting differing views and opinions

At our school we aim to provide a safe, nurturing and caring environment which helps our pupils explore opportunities to find their passions, develop their skills and forge their own individual identities.
We provide a curriculum which emphasises Literacy & Numeracy skills, Personal and Social Development and Learning through the Environment to help our pupils become confident members of society ready to forge successful independent lives

Term Dates 2019/2020

Summer Term

First Day of Term: Monday 20th April 2020

Bank Holiday: Friday 8th May 2020 Half term: Monday 25th May 2020 to Friday 29th May 2020

Last Day of Term: Tuesday 21st July 2020

Summer holidays start: Wednesday 22nd July 2020

Staff Inset Day: Wednesday 22nd July 2020

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