Richmond upon Thames, United Kingdom
About Radnor House
Radnor House is an independent, mixed, non-denominational school based on the Thames riverbank in Twickenham, Greater London. It teaches children and young people aged 9-18. Radnor House Twickenham was founded in 2011 by David Paton (now headteacher at Radnor House Sevenoaks) and has 400 pupils. The school building, Pope’s Villa, was purchased thanks to a £9 million investment by Albion Ventures LLP, plus funding from Mr Paton and his wife. Under the Radnor House Group, a second Radnor House school has been established in Sevenoaks to help more young people realise their potential.
Values and vision
Founded on the belief that education must nurture, encourage and celebrate children as individuals, Radnor House prides itself on its exceptional pastoral care. It has four core values: excellence, courage, respect and perseverance. The school has its own charitable trust, which encourages prospective pupils to apply regardless of their financial means. Radnor House runs the Excellent Pupil Programme (EPP), which supports higher-attaining and/or highly engaged children. The EPP operates in place of the more typical "gifted and talented" programmes in many other schools.
"The quality of teaching and assessment is outstanding and as a result, pupils’ overall progress is outstanding. All lessons observed were good or outstanding. Central to achieving this very high standard of provision has been the drive provided by senior leaders, who fully support teachers."
A good school is not one which chases a league table, but rightly seeks to add value to every aspect of a child's education and aims to develop a genuine love of learning- David Paton