Address: Coombe Lane, Croydon, CR9 5BX
Number of Pupils: 1130
Ages: 3 – 18
Head Teacher: Mr Chris Hutchinson
Religious Affiliation: Christian ethos, welcoming of those of all faiths and none.
Entrance Procedure: Selective
Contact: [email protected]
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School Visits: Open Days are held annually and private tours are available upon request. Please email [email protected]
Games & the Arts
We have an outstanding reputation for excellence in sport and high participation across the School. Equally as important is their understanding of healthy lifestyles and life-long fitness which we support pupils with through our enriching curriculum. The Arts are a strength at Royal Russell, with an outstanding music, drama and art programme, delivered from our state-of-the-art facilities.
Royal Russell is deeply committed to the individual care and development of each member of our community and we help each of them to define what success means to them. We encourage our community to live completely, emphasising the importance of academic achievement, self-worth, adaptability and kindness by showing respect for everyone.
Our students go on to secure places at top universities in the UK and across the world, including scholarships in the USA.
Head Teacher’s Philosophy
Chris Hutchinson is committed to a total education for Royal Russell pupils – providing a rich education which helps them to strive for their vision of success, but never at the expense of others. In welcoming pupils to Royal Russell, Mr Hutchinson often quotes RJ Palacio’s book Wonder in that he would like pupils to be ‘Kinder than is necessary. Because it’s not enough to be kind. One should be kinder than needed.’
Royal Russell pupils are:
We are passionate learners who pursue excellence in all that we do. Through our broad curriculum and co-curricular programme, we are ambitious for ourselves and recognise the rewards of effort, collaboration and commitment.
The school’s motto is ‘Not for oneself but for all’. In our inclusive community, we believe in ourselves and celebrate the differences in each other recognising the value of honesty, integrity and respect for everyone.
We value originality, authenticity and contribution to our community as a whole. We nurture pupils’ intellectual, social, cultural and moral development, so that they can confidently contribute to their world using their unique skill set.
We emphasise that the right thing to do isn’t always the easiest thing to do and promote spiritual and moral values through Christian principles. We encourage pupils to challenge themselves and each other to do good; becoming strong global citizens.