Letter from the Headmaster

Thank you for your interest in joining the Royal Russell team

Thank you for your interest in joining the Royal Russell team.

Royal Russell is a happy, successful, forward-thinking school, providing an education that is a personal experience for every child. You’ll be joining a team of enthusiastic and talented staff, who give
their energy, time and passion to ensure that every student achieves the very best they can, through the subjects that they teach and also in their roles as House Staff and Tutors.  

Our girls and boys are remarkable and a pleasure to teach. They are tolerant, respectful, fun and giving. We expect them to work hard, support each other and take risks in the pursuit of personal development  and to become confident and resilient young adults. Our students perform exceptionally well in their public examinations, achieving our best ever GCSE results in 2018, with over 50% of all grades A* / A.

At A level, our top performers achieved 3 A*s. Our students accept places to their first choice
universities to study a wide range of courses. 

We provide a rich and varied programme of co-curricular activities, excursions and cultural experiences for all students to enjoy, including our Combined Cadet Force, Model United Nations and regular  national and international educational and sporting trips and visits. Our staff are fully immersed in developing and delivering this programme outside of the core school day. 

Our students matter to us. They are nurtured, valued and praised and given opportunities and challenges where they are allowed to enjoy their success and learn from their failures. Effort and  endeavour is recognised and rewarded and not doing one’s best is simply unacceptable.
We are a family school, with a strong sense of community. Positive relationships with our parents are  crucial and our staff take the time to build and nurture productive partnerships. A number of events take place throughout the year including parents’ evenings, meet the Tutor, trip presentations and social events organised by our Parents’ Association.

We have an exciting and ambitious development plan that embraces new technology and provides for significant investment in new facilities, including the building of a second new boarding house and extended Science facilities as part of a wider property development master plan.
If and you are looking to make your mark, embrace our values, get involved and make a difference, I look forward to hearing from you.

Chris Hutchinson

Sept 2018