Welcome from the Head

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.

Innovation is at the core of The Royal’s history. It was one of the first schools opened to allow girls an education and this sense of forward thinking defines our co-educational school now.  As an organisation that purports modern ideas but is steeped in tradition and history, we are proud of our royal patronage and privileged to have Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II as our Patron.

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.

I hope you will come and experience this for yourself and look forward to welcoming you in the not too distant future.

Mrs P. Smithson, BA (Hons), PGCE, MEd


Mrs P. Smithson​


We encourage families of prospective pupils to contact our Admissions Team and arrange a telephone or video call with Mr Taylor-Gooby, Head of Lower School or Mrs Smithson, Head of The Royal School.

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