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Hidden from the public eye beyond a long driveway lies a great school for the 21st century offering a remarkable number of opportunities for all tastes and talents. Once thought rather down in the doldrums, now offers stiff competition to other south London and Surrey schools. Open-minded and...

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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, Mr Christopher Hutchinson BMet Sheffield, PGCE Cambridge FRSA (40s). He started his teaching career at Clifton College in Bristol, where he was head of physics and a housemaster. Thence to Wellington College as head of science and assistant director of studies, before taking over the headship of Newcastle School for Boys. Married to Alex, a fellow science teacher, he enjoys singing, squash, tennis and gardening. Committed to providing a stimulating classroom education alongside a robust co-curricular programme. He has been officer commanding the CCF and also master in charge of rowing.

Head of junior school since 2009, Mr James Thompson BA QTS (30s). Previously director of studies at Kingswood Prep, Bath, and then deputy head at Ardingly College Prep School. Married to Viv, head of a nursery school in...

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