Worksop: Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as Ranby House School offers top scholarship

Ranby House School Headteacher Christian Pritchard
Ranby House School Headteacher Christian Pritchard

Worksop College Preparatory School are offering a life changing opportunity for a 5 to 7-year-old.

Due to generous donations, the Preparatory School is offering a funded place at Ranby House in Retford.

Christian Pritchard, headmaster of the Prep School said: “We are able to offer this once in a lifetime opportunity thanks to the very kind and generous donations of previous families who wish to provide financial support to other families.”

“It means that families, who may not ordinarily have been able to consider an independent education for their child, now have the chance to apply for a free place at Ranby House.”

Ranby House and Worksop College, part of Woodard Schools, offer first class learning for children from 3 to 13 years. Ranby House is set in 60 acres of stunning grounds and prides itself on small class sizes and a vibrant learning experience which promotes high academic standards.

The sporting facilities on offer at the school are among the best in the area with 10 on-site sports pitches and a professional indoor sports centre catering for rugby, hockey, cricket, tennis, volleyball, gymnastics, badminton and basketball as well as a nine hole golf course. For budding athletes the field has a 200m track, 100m sprint track, discus cage, long jump pit and areas for javelin and shot putt.

Pupils also have access to the facilities at Worksop College including floodlit sports pitches, a full size swimming pool, 18 hole golf course and a climbing wall.

The purpose built Performing Arts Centre offers facilities for music lessons, assemblies and drama productions in its 300-seat professional theatre.

Mr Pritchard added: “We pride ourselves on non-selective admission and support and encourage every child to achieve their full potential.”

“Our pupils are high achievers due to the personalised care and attention each and every child receives. When I meet parents this means a lot to them because it means their child will become the very best they can be.”

Ranby House offers day and boarding options, morning and after school activities, a free breakfast club, flexible after school finish times to suit families and an extensive array of clubs, activities and trips.

The school operates an extensive bus service from a wide area which includes; Mansfield, Rotherham, Southwell, Newark and Doncaster.

To apply for the funded place visit the Prep School website at