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Welcome

HEADTEACHER'S INTRODUCTION

Committed to excellence: high aspirations, high motivation and high achievement for all

I am extremely proud to be the Headteacher at Raynes Park High School where our core purpose is to create an inclusive community of successful learners. We are committed to excellence and our mission is to develop resilient, respectful young people who make exceptional progress and achieve their full potential. My unrelenting focus is to provide the best possible educational experience for our students within a well-ordered and purposeful learning environment.

We have very high expectations of our students and our ethos for learning and achievement is based on exceptional teaching, a challenging curriculum and high standards of behaviour. Through a culture of ambition and success, everyone at RPHS is driven towards continuous self and school improvement.

We also strive to provide a first class experience outside of the classroom. There is a wide and varied range of enrichment and extra-curricular opportunities and these contribute as much to the development and success of our students as their academic experiences. We are the first state school in the country to be recognised as a BECSLink community and as part of this association; we have been awarded Tim Henman Scholarships for talented students to pursue their interests out of school.

The school has made rapid improvements in recent years; our most recent Ofsted inspection rated us as good in all categories and we are committed to further driving up standards in our quest to be exceptional in all that we do.

We know how challenging it can be to choose the right school for your child but if you do choose RPHS, we know this will be the start of a long, happy association with our school and we warmly invite you to be part of our future.

Our School Ethos

The Core Purpose of Raynes Park High School is to create an inclusive community of successful learners. Our ethos is based upon the ‘3 Rs’, which encapsulate everything we strive towards:

Mutual understanding and respect is at the heart of the Raynes Park High School ethos. All members of the school community know that their behaviours have an effect on their own learning and that of others. Participation in extra-curricular activities and house events instil teamwork and build a sense of pride. Being honest, considerate and inclusive helps to build a productive and harmonious learning environment.
 
There is more to education than exams, and emotional wellbeing and mental health is key to achieving excellence in all areas of school life. Through a strong pastoral team and home/school partnership, students are supported to become confident, happy, lifelong learners. Teachers are committed to challenging students to persevere and achieve their full potential, regardless of ability or background.
 
We strive for excellence in all that we do. Staff celebrate positive school achievement, as well as students’ involvement the wider community. Through quality teaching, extra-curricular opportunities and pastoral focus, Raynes Park High School prepares students to become responsible, resilient citizens who positively contribute to society.