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  • Worksop Swimmers Clean Sweep

    Published 18/01/22

    Last Saturday, swimmers from Worksop College and Ranby House attained some great results at Nottinghamshire County Swimming Championships. Head of Swimming, Mr Franse, told us, "Worksop College and Ranby House were well represented and all swimmers swam very well. Good luck to all swimmers in their training as they prepare for the next County Gala in three weeks time." 

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  • Muck, Mess and Mixture with Year 2

    Published 11/01/22

    The Year 2 children had an exciting morning of Science experiments to kick start their new Imaginative Learning Project (ILP) called Muck, Mess and Mixtures! The children worked in small groups and took part in a carousel of four messy and mucky Science experiments, designed to help develop their practical skills and increase their curiosity, as they explored what happens when they mixed things together.

    The first station was Mixing Colours. The children had to carefully pour coloured water in to test tubes and mix them together, as they tried to predict what colours they might get.

    The next station was Fizzy Colours. Here they added drops of coloured vinegar (acid) to a plate of baking soda (alkali). The two chemicals reacted to form a gas that caused the drops to fizz and roll about, much to the children’s delight!

    The third station was Rainbow Colour Mixing where the children added drops of food colouring to a large plate of milk. They then carefully added a tiny drop of washing up liquid and watched in amazement as the colours started moving about, as if by magic, across the plate.

    The final station was Making Sherbet Powder. Here the children mixed a few simple ingredients together with some baking soda and citric acid powder to make some “zingy” strawberry and orange sherbet which they really enjoyed!

    Mrs Sullivan said “The morning was an exciting scientific success, as the children (and staff!) thoroughly enjoyed themselves, mixing and making a mess”.

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  • Worksop and Ranby Christmas Round-Up

    Published 17/12/21

    Although Covid-19 may have altered our usual traditions slightly, Worksop College and Ranby House still managed to pack the final weeks of term with Christmas joy and festive cheer. From our Kindergarten posting letters to Father Christmas, to our Year 13s performing their last ever House song, festivity was celebrated to its fullest by the entire school. In the name of Christmas, we hope to spread some festive cheer by sharing the events of the final days of term.

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  • Successful Swim for Worksop College and Ranby House

    Published 06/12/21

    The ISA National Swimming Finals, which took place on 28th November, saw a strong Worksop College and Ranby House team help the Midlands to a second placed finish. We were just out-swam by London West, who won the gala with 466 points, with Midlands comfortably in second place with 400.

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  • Ranby House's Little Equestrian

    Published 14/10/21

    Last week, Anya very impressively won the show pony lead rein class at the 2021 Horse of the Year Show. While this is already an outstanding achievement, the most impressive factor is that Anya is only six years old!

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  • Ranby House Sing-Off: Who will win?

    Published 28/09/21

    After just a week of rehearsals, students at Ranby House took to the stage to perform renditions of their House songs. 

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  • Rain Before Rainbows at Ranby House

    Published 16/09/21

    Last week, Ranby House had a brilliantly creative week reflecting on Smriti Halls’ beautiful picture book Rain Before Rainbows.

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  • Ranbians Perform at National Cross Country

    Published 05/07/21

    Saturday saw Anna Kemp and Esme Parkin compete at the "National Open School Year Cross Country" at Market Harborough.

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  • Year 6 Visit Worksop College

    Published 15/06/21

    Last week, Worksop College was filled with a fantastic atmosphere and smiling faces as we welcomed Year 6 students through the doors.

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  • Star Warts Musical at Ranby House PAC | Review

    Published 03/06/21

    Star Warts, the story of galactic goofballs on their space adventure light-years from home, is the latest hit show to be aired at Ranby House PAC.

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  • New ‘idyllic’ Nursery opens at Ranby

    Published 13/11/20

    Based in the grounds of Ranby House School’s idyllic 60 acre site in Retford, the Big Yellow Door Nursery will open this Monday 16 November, offering a warm and homely environment for infants aged three months to two years.

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  • Avoid drinking vinegar! Year 5’s eggsperiment yields some interesting results...

    Published 15/10/20

    As part of the topic ‘Teeth’, Year 5 has been investigating which drinks are best to keep teeth healthy. Science teacher Mrs Sullivan runs us through their findings.

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