Ricards Lodge High School
Merton, United Kingdom
About Ricards Lodge High School
Ricards Lodge High School is a girls-only, comprehensive secondary school with sixth form situated in Wimbledon, south-west London. It is a community state school and was known as The Wimbledon Day Commercial School when it opened in 1924.
A larger than average secondary school, Ricards Lodge provides 1,200 places for students between the ages of 11 and 19 when fully subscribed.
Values and vision
The aim of Ricards Lodge is to “educate successful women of the future”. It strives to be an environment that challenges all its students academically, celebrating rigour and quality and helping pupils to achieve through the use of technology.
Ricards Lodge High School has a specialism in the performing arts and has gained the Artsmark Gold Award. The school believes that the risk-taking nature of the arts helps to increase self-esteem and self-confidence, as well as improving students' attitudes to learning.
“Leadership, including governance, is good and improving. The school has continued to secure high standards and improvements because of the relentless drive of the headteacher and other leaders, who are committed to educating successful women of the future. Teaching is good and improving strongly, with an increasing proportion that is outstanding. Staff receive high-quality feedback about their work, with focused advice on how to improve their teaching further supported by training activities that are well matched to their needs.”