Ratcliffe’s inclusive Catholic ethos is complemented by the outstanding quality of the School’s community through which the School’s Mission, “Learning and Growing in the Light of the Gospel”, serves to nurture resilience and develop maturity.

Ratcliffe College is renowned for getting the very best out of young people and providing every opportunity for pupils to exceed expectations, as well-rounded individuals. Ratcliffe boasts a winning combination of community-feel, excellent teaching, small class sizes, outstanding pastoral care, and state-of-the-art facilities in which to learn and grow within a rich learning environment.

Ratcliffe College has repeatedly ranked in the top 1% nationally for value added results at A Level.

 Typically, over 95% of students move onto their first-choice career pathway after A Level, with a clear majority of students winning places at Russell Group universities, and some Oxbridge. Young people leave Ratcliffe with a strong sense of who they are and their purpose in the world, equipped to make a difference to the communities in which they live and work.

Ratcliffe benefits from a vibrant, warm and welcoming boarding community that has long been part of the School’s history. Its close-knit community of friends and teachers’ is a supportive environment where young people can thrive. Boarding at Ratcliffe provides a world of opportunities and benefits to support students alongside their studies, with a wide breadth of trips and boarding activities available during the week and at weekends.

The school’s latest ISI Inspection [in 2022] achieved the highest grade of ‘Excellent’ in all areas