Royal Masonic School for Girls A GSG School Review
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What The Good Schools Guide says..
The school does academically better than it’s sometimes perceived to. In fact, it is now a serious contender in the competitive local market, with top notch facilities also a pull for many families. Teachers adept at drawing the best out of everyone, whatever their abilities, and the emphasis on the arts and extracurricular means girls leave well-rounded and confident. Nurturing, but not ...Read more
- Royal Masonic School for Girls
- Head: Mr Kevin Carson
- T 01923 773168
- F 01923 896729
- E [email protected]
- W www.rmsforgirls.org.uk
- Royal Masonic School For Girls is a mainstream independent school for girls aged from 11 to 19 with a linked junior school. Royal Masonic School day fees are £19,770 - £20,055 pa and boarding fees are £32,445 - £35,190 pa. Want to know more about Royal Masonic School For Girls? Read our unbiased review here.
- Read about the best schools in East Hertfordshire and West Hertfordshire
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Hertfordshire
- Pupils: 732; sixth formers: 170
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: Day £21,945 - £22,470; Boarding £36,345 - £39,420 pa
- Open days: September, March
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Royal Masonic School Cadogan House
What the school says...
The Royal Masonic is a distinctive girls' day and boarding school occupying a stunning 300 acre site within 30 minutes of Central London. RMS accepts girls from a relatively wide range of ability and offers an exceptionally broad curriculum. Sport, art, textiles, design technology and the performing arts are all outstanding features. RMS girls are encouraged and supported within a nurturing community to fulfil their potential, both academically and personally. Our results represent outstanding added value. Girls emerge as highly qualified, confident young women with excellent interpersonal skills. They go on to achieve highly at university and in the world of work ...Read more
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Since January 2017, Kevin Carson BA MPhil PGCE (40s), previously co-interim head at The Grammar School at Leeds. Before that he headed up the English and drama departments at Cheltenham College and Abingdon School and was a resident tutor in boarding houses in both schools. He particularly championed equal opportunities for his female tutees within Cheltenham’s co-educational environment.
Original plan was to go into academia, but after spending ‘more time in the library than with people’ while doing his postgrad, he ‘realised a more sociable career might suit me better.’ Became so passionate about teaching as soon as he’d tried it that ‘friends said I talked about nothing else – not even small talk,’ he laughs. Still teaches year 7s and 8s and sixth formers. ‘It’s absolutely the best way to get to know the students,’ he...
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Special Education Needs
At RMS we recognise that at some stage in their academic careers all pupils will require specific help of some kind. We endeavour to monitor the pupils throughout and offer a number of services to support their learning. Individual subject teachers, form staff and special needs staff liaise closely to address this area. During the first term of Year 7 we undertake a literacy-screening programme that assesses spelling, comprehension and word recognition. This indicates whether extra support is required and pupils may be asked to attend the Spelling or Reading Skills or, if specific help is necessary, one-to-one support sessions can be arranged with our special needs teacher. The school offers a programme of specialised help for those who experience dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties and parents are welcome to contact the SENCo if they have concerns in this or any other area. Gifted pupils benefit from a wide range of national competitions and participation in FORUM, a special programme for gifted children, in addition to differentiation within the daily curriculum. Specialist support can also be provided for pupils with English as an additional language. 09-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|
Who came from where
|Orley Farm School||2023||1||1||1 Drama Scholarship|
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