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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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Radnor House provides an outstanding co-educational experience for 11 to 18-year-olds in an ambitious, dynamic and fast-paced school in Twickenham. It opened its doors in September 2011 and now enjoys a roll of over 450 pupils from ages 11 to 18. We are small enough to know every child well and big enough to offer an environment where all our pupils can take advantage of a host of opportunities, both inside and outside the classroom.

Our core values are courage, excellence, perseverance and respect, which genuinely form the guiding principles by which our community operates. We also ask everyone to work hard and be kind during their time at school, doing their best as often as they can and seeking to treat others with dignity and decency.

The school was judged as ‘Excellent’ in all categories in its latest ISI inspection in February 2020. With the proposed move to Kneller Hall giving us the chance to extend our offering in all areas, it seems entirely reasonable to say that Radnor House is an excellent school with an exceptional future, and we would be delighted if your child and your family could be part of it.
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Since 2017, Darryl Wideman. 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 affluent part...

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