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The Olympic sport of fencing developed from a form of military training to a sport in either the 14th of 15th century. 

Fencers develop good hand-eye coordination, balance, and quick reflexes. It boosts not just physical but also mental agility by forcing you to observe and counter your opponent's skills and personality. For this reason, fencing is good for your mind, as well as your body. Most of all it’s great fun!

Our pupils have the chance to learn all about Fencing at one of our post popular weekly clubs. 

Merit Badges

At The Ryleys School, we have a number of ways to celebrate success.  Everything from 'Work of the Week' to invitations to a 'Tea Party' with the Headteacher.

Merit badges recognise a child's personal growth, development and achievements outside of the academic arena. For example, good manners, consideration, acts of kindness or maturity etc. 

Each time pupils do something positive, they complete a stage of the pathway to each Merit - bronze, silver and gold.

We love seeing the children wear the badges with such pride.

Well done to every child achieving a Merit badge this term. 

Reception Nativity 2021

The spirit of Christmas was alive and well at our Reception Nativity on Thursday.  What a talented group our Reception pupils are. 

Well done to each and everyone of you for singing so clearly, remembering your lines and acting out the story of Christmas with confidence and humour. 

We really think it was a very special performance. 


Eco Club Bulb Planting

This week our enthusiastic Eco Club have been busy preparing for winter.

They planted daffodil and tulip bulbs ready for brighter days in the New Year.  Mrs Yates laught them how to plant the bulbs correctly - deep enough so the squirrels won't find them, in small groups to make them look nice and most importantly the right way up.

They also started work on some cosy bug hotels to help the insects stay warm over winter.

Looking back

Founded in 1877 we have quite an impressive collection of old photographs and newspaper articles. 

This week we created a small display of some of the most fascinating images and documents.  Our current pupils have been interested to look and imagine what life was like at The Ryleys School in days gone by. 

We also have a popular Alumni Group on Facebook where other past pupils - Ryleysians - can share memories.  

Year 2 pupils trip to Outer Space

Our Year 2 pupils continued their learning on the topic of 'Outer Space' with a trip!  

We were not able to take them on a real cosmic adventure, instead the children explored various planets, stars and even the International Space Station through an impressive VR headset session.

It was a fantastic experience which helped to demonstrate the scale of space and how much there is yet to discover. 

We may well be looking at a class full of astronauts of the future!


Remembrance Day Assembly

The school came together today in our Remembrance Day Assembly.

Our Year 6 pupils read facts and poems about the traditions of Remembrance Day.

The entire school held a two minute silence, sang hymns and listened to the Last Post played on bugle.

42 former pupils of The Ryleys School lost their lives in service and each name was read aloud for us to remember them.



Alderley Edge in Bloom

Local volunteer group Alderley Edge in Bloom is a hardworking group of volunteers quietly and constantly planting and tending to the many green spaces of Alderley Edge. 

This week, group of our pupils lent a hand by planting hundreds of daffodil bulbs near the school.

We look forward to seeing the beautiful yellow display in the spring.

World History Museum Trip

This week, our Year 6 pupils visited the Liverpool World Museum as part of their Arts Award. 

The children were fascinated by the impressive range of artefacts. 

During the visit, the pupils studied the North American history section including intricate totem poles and feather headdresses. 

As always, the behaviour on the trip was exemplary.




Pre School Autumn Days

🍂🍁Autumn has arrived!🍁🍂

The cooler mornings and shorter days. The sounds of migrating birds and the pretty falling leaves. It’s just fabulous.

The Ryleys School benefits from extensive grounds meaning our pupils enjoy outdoor education all year round. Whether it’s bug hunting, leaf art or learning how the autumn weather affects animal behaviours.🦔

Getting outdoors in all weather helps keep us happy, healthy and ready to learn! 📚✏️