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New generation of vibrant staff newcomers love it here. One raved about mentoring  (‘have grown as a person’). Energy exemplified by new junior school librarian who has created oasis of great charm with imaginative use of lighting - Chinese lanterns, netting studded with fairy lights, even reading by torchlight sessions. There’s space for all the trimmings, from ‘practical’ block - DT room filled with sound of merry hammering as year 7s indulging in no doubt therapeutic high volume metal beating - to traditional library.  And despite lack of riches, site is immaculate...


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What the school says...

Royal Russell is set in 110 acres of beautiful parkland. Our girls and boys enjoy with first rate facilities supported by energetic and enthusiastic teachers.

Founded in 1853 this Independent School is proud to have Her Majesty the Queen as Patron. With a unique blend of traditional buildings and the very latest technology, our pupils excel both academically and in the host of extra-curricular opportunities on offer.

Our Junior School and Senior School are situated together on the estate providing the key benefit of educational continuity from age 3 to 18. Boarding in the Senior School adds another dimension and gives an international outlook for all students.

Our school is a delightful mix of busy, enthusiastic and ambitious young people who have a real sense of community. A visit to this vibrant school is essential.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Japanese at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Russian at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Russian at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Mathematics (Further) at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Japanese at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)

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Since 2011, Chris Hutchinson BMet. Second headship – first was at Newcastle School for Boys, which he joined in 2007. ‘Teaching is in the blood,’ he says. Brief attempt to escape destiny, opting for metallurgy degree instead of taking over family owned and run school in Wales, ended with realisation that wasn’t keen enough to make a career of engineering. Worked for his father for two years, followed by formal teacher training at Cambridge and series of posts at top schools, starting with Clifton in 1990 where he met wife Alex – also a scientist. (‘Some unfortunate Cliftonites were taught a lot of Hutchinson chemistry and physics.’) Left as head of physics, moving to Wellington in 2000 in same role where was also a boarding housemaster.

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