Welcome to our Senior School

At The Royal, we deliver a first class education in a vibrant and caring environment. Our pupils become confident, successful and compassionate young people with qualities and qualifications that enable them to excel in their adult lives.

As a proudly mixed ability school, the focus is on the whole child, seeking to develop their talents and sparking their intellectual curiosity. Our small class sizes allow teachers and pupils to develop a real rapport. Excellent teaching, combined with outstanding pastoral care, means pupils are nurtured and challenged to be the very best they can be.

We believe in a balanced approach to learning that combines academic success with the broader skills of resilience, caring, ambition and fun, we like to refer to it as education with character. Our commitment and vision is to ensure our pupils are future-ready. In a world of AI, it is more important than ever to make sure we nurture those skills that make us uniquely human. Our plans include improved facilities that can nurture and harness skills such as creativity, collaboration and digital literacy in our pupils. Exciting times!

The school joined United Learning in November 2019 and being part of a larger group of schools ensures we incorporate best practice from over 80 schools and academies right across the country, whilst retaining our unique, friendly ethos.

The best way to experience the 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