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Confidence flying high after inspectors declared the school ‘excellent’ across the board for the first time in February 2020 – head admits he shed a tear. Long seen as an academic back-up in a competitive area, Radnor’s ‘caring and compassionate’ approach to results has been vindicated. ‘We may not be first choice for parents who want A*s across the board’, but a careful balance of encouragement and pressure seems to be working. Indeed, we found Radnor parents to be ambitious for their children, while retaining a healthy sense of humour about it all. Many seemed relieved to have found a school where…

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What the school says...

Radnor House School is a co-educational, independent school on the banks of the River Thames in Twickenham. It opened its doors in September 2011, it now enjoys a roll of over 400 pupils from ages 9 to 18.

Life at Radnor House is shaped by our commitment to provide an active learning environment for limitless minds. We firmly believe that all pupils are capable of great things if effectively taught, motivated and inspired by their school environment. This vision is underpinned by four key values which are central to school life:

Courage - Excellence - Perseverance - Respect
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Head

Since September 2017, Darryl Wideman (50s). Previously head at Silcoates School in Yorkshire and taught at Millfield and Fettes. Read ancient and modern history at Oxford; still teaches a year 12 class. Grew up in Surrey and pleased to be back in the area - lives nearby with his wife and daughter, now at university. Loves reading, gardening and spending time at his house in France – ‘I must sound terribly boring’. Far from it, we found him very engaging, with more of a twinkle in his eye than one might expect given his straight-talking approach. ‘Perhaps I’m not fluffy enough for some,’ he says, though most admire his ability to make decisions and deliver on them. ‘Doesn’t pander to the south-west London mums,’ we were told, though he dismisses any stereotypes about this...

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