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Royal Russell School

By Coby F

2 years ago

Royal Russell School
Address: Coombe Lane, Croydon, CR9 5BX
Website:  www.royalrussell.co.uk
Founded: 1853
Number of Pupils: 1130
Ages: 3 – 18
Fees: https://www.royalrussell.co.uk/admissions/our-fees
Head Teacher: Mr Chris Hutchinson 
Religious Affiliation: Christian ethos, welcoming of those of all faiths and none.
Entrance Procedure: Selective
Contact: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Open Days are held annually and private tours are available upon request. Please email [email protected]

The Curriculum

Royal Russell is different by design.  We are a family school that values the things which make each of us distinctively brilliant.  Our commitment to each other is to help every member of our community strive for their vision of success – to take a wider view of what their personal ambitions are.

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.

Pastoral Care

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.

University Places

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.’

Outstanding Characteristics

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.