Royal Russell School
Croydon, United Kingdom
About Royal Russell School
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Royal Russell is an exceptional independent Day and Boarding school for girls and boys from Nursery to Sixth Form.
Royal Russell was founded in 1853 as a charity to look after orphan children of the textile trades, providing a home, a family and an education to those in need. We are proud of our long and distinguished history that has seen our school grow and evolve over the past 160 years. Reference to our heritage can be seen throughout our school in the beautiful original architecture, blending effortlessly with 21st century facilities for Sport, Music, Drama, Science, Media Technology and the Arts.
We are privileged to have enjoyed Royal Patronage since our foundation. Our current Patron, Her Majesty the Queen, has visited our school on four occasions, most recently in 2003 when she joined in celebrations to mark our sesquicentennial year and opened our Library and Sixth Form Centre. Prince Edward officially opened our Performing Arts Centre in 2011.
Our Junior and Senior Schools share our beautiful 110 acre university style campus, comprising of fields, natural woodland and stunning, newly-built sports facilities. Whilst enjoying a secluded, parkland environment, our excellent public transport links mean that we are only 10 minutes from the Croydon town centre and 30 minutes from central London. This enables us to draw students from both our local community and a wider catchment area.
Royal Russell is a popular school and recruitment is buoyant. With over 1000 students, our school is full, with waiting lists operating in most year groups. There are more than 300 girls and boys in the Junior School, and over 700 in the Senior School including around 200 in our Sixth Form. Approximately 135 of our Senior School and Sixth Form students board full time in one of our three homely boarding houses.
The experience both our children have enjoyed at RR goes beyond education and has resulted in a genuine love of their school days and respect and affection of the teaching staff, and I believe their ties to the school will prove to be lifelong.- Sixth Form Parent
At all ages, pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is excellent, they are self-aware, confident, tolerant and respectful. Relationships throughout the school are excellent.- ISI Report April 2016
The school is highly successful in meeting its aim to provide an outstanding academic education and an extensive range of co-curricular activities in the context of a family School. Throughout the school, from the EYFS to the sixth form, pupils’ achievement in academic subjects is excellent.- ISI Report April 2016