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Unlock your sons. RMS girls seem much younger and fresher than their more streetwise grammar peers and are just the kind you would love your boys to bring home for dinner. A school where girls can be girls and sing, act and run their way to well-roundedness in a safe and nurturing environment. Parents say the school is ‘very into tradition’ and this feeling permeates its very fabric. RMS is the only school in the country still to do ‘drill’: a spectacle of …

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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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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Additional Science at an English Independent School (GCSE)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Performing Arts at an English Independent School (GCSE Full Course)

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Sports

Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.

Fencing

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head

Since January 2017, Kevin Carson, previously co-interim head at The Grammar School at Leeds. His teaching career began in a single-sex girls’ school, following which he headed up the English and drama departments at Cheltenham College and subsequently Abingdon School, also taking on the role of resident tutor in boarding houses in both schools. He particularly championed equal opportunities for his female tutees within Cheltenham’s co-educational environment.

Married to Sarah, they have two young daughters who Sarah is currently caring for at home, having previously worked as an equal opportunities officer for both Oxford University and the police. Outside of school, the family pursues a wide range of sporting and cultural interests.

Academic matters

Turning formerly dismissive heads and winning more and more parental votes with persistently improving results. In 2017, 49 per...

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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
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
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

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