Welcome from the Head

Welcome to The Royal School

As soon as visitors come to The Royal, they are struck by the warmth and family feel of the place where pupils are happy and successful. 

Academic excellence and a belief that outstanding pastoral care must underpin everything we do is a powerful combination in enabling that happiness and success. Our pupils are engaged in their learning, supportive of one another and open, polite and positive when you meet them. 

As an organisation that embraces modern ideas but is steeped in tradition and history, we are proud of our royal patronage and privileged to have HRH The Princess Royal as our President.

We believe in the best in everyone and are dedicated to developing character in our young people. Our commitment is to ensure they are future-ready to thrive in this rapidly changing world. 

As part of the United Learning Group, we continue to thrive and develop, even in the challenging times of a global pandemic. We are benefitting from significant investment in our facilities, alongside the exciting development that the Prep School will move to the Senior School site in September 2023.

The best way to experience the  unique and warm atmosphere of the school is to come in and feel it for yourself.  I  would like to invite you for a meeting with me followed by a bespoke tour of the site, tailored to your child’s interests and needs. We are all about the individual here and that starts from the moment you first get in touch.

Mrs Pippa Smithson, BA (Hons), PGCE, MEd

The Royal School Head​