Royal Russell is an exceptional school. Set in beautiful parkland our girls and boys can enjoy their learning with first rate facilities and highly qualified teachers.
Our Junior School and Senior School are situated together on the estate providing the key benefit of educational continuity from age 3 to 18. Boarding in the Senior School adds another dimension, from which all pupils benefit.
Our school is a delightful mix of busy, enthusiastic and ambitious young people who have a real sense of community. A visit to this vibrant school is essential.
We aim to instil a love of learning, in an environment where achievement and self-confidence are championed. This equips our girls and boys with the skills for independent, life-long learning.
We treat all of our children as individuals and will, through a team of highly dedicated and talented staff, enable them to achieve the best of their ability both inside and outside the classroom.
Royal Russell children parade on The Mall at the Patron's Lunch
Thirty Year 6 children had the amazing opportunity to join Her Majesty The Queen's 90th Birthday celebrations at The Patron's Lunch Parade on Sunday 12th June 2016.
14th June 2016 — Thirty Year 6 children had the amazing opportunity to join Her Majesty The Queen's 90th Birthday celebrations on the Mall on Sunday 12th June 2016.
Royal Russell School has enjoyed Royal Patronage since its foundation in 1853 and the Queen has visited the school on four occasions. We were delighted therefore to be invited to attend the Patron's Lunch, to thank Her Majesty for her dedication and support for over six decades.
The children, supported by nine members of staff and parents, enthusiastically joined the parade that travelled the length of The Mall alongside many wonderful organisations, military bands, dancers and giant puppets! Even the great British weather did not dampen their spirits in the first parade, and by the time they were due to parade again, the sun was shining.
The children were handed the most amazing 'props' to wave as part of the display, which included giant bees, butterflies and owls, reflecting the organisations who work hard to support the environment and wildlife.
They were cheered on by thousands of well-wishers who lined The Mall, including our Headmaster Chris Hutchinson and Junior School Headmaster James Thompson who certainly dressed for the occasion! The children were especially thrilled to wave at The Queen and other members of the Royal Family as they passed Buckingham Palace.
This was a once in a lifetime experience that will live long in their memories.
Royal Russell hosts IAPS National Trampoline Competition
Once again, Royal Russell pupils recorded exceptional results against some of top schools in the country. We were treated to some excellent Trampolining and are absolutely thrilled with our brilliant results.
7th June 2016 — Royal Russell School hosted the IAPS National Trampoline Competition for the third consecutive year, with exceptional results from their young trampolinists who won several trphies and medals
16 schools and over 200 girls and boys competed for the IAPS National title at Royal Russell School in Croydon, Surrey.
Once again, Royal Russell pupils recorded exceptional results against some of top schools in the country.
The U11 girls team of Caitlin Baron, Sophie Payne, Georgia Yeulett and Eivie Lloyd won 1st place to take the gold medals. Matt Payne won first place in the individual U11 boys category. The U9 girls team of Jasmine, Lara, Lauren and Shaynawonwon 2nd place and Eivie Lloyd won 2nd place in the individual U11 girls category - a fantastic achievement with 71 girls competing in this category.
Laura Lloyd, Head of Girls Sport said 'The whole day from start to finish was simply fabulous with a great atmosphere. All the girls and boys performed their routines brilliantly and were a credit to their schools. We were treated to some excellent Trampolining and I was thrilled with our brilliant results.
I would like to thank the panel of judges for all their hard work, the children for their commitment and participation, the coaches who accompanied, motivated and encouraged them and to all the parents and friends who came to give their support to this great event.'
400 local children swim, bike and run in inaugural Royal Russell charity school Triathlon
Croydon Children Combine Sport and Fun To Raise Thousands For Charity
6th June 2016 — On April 17th, over 400 local children, from 12 schools, took part in Royal Russell School’s first charity RestlessTriathlon. The event raised over £43,000 for the international youth charity, Restless Development, which supports young people to lead change in developing countries in Africa and Asia.
The children, girls and boys aged from 8 to 15 years, competed in teams of four at swimming, cycling and running. The course was challenging, requiring the under 11’s to cycle 1,000m, run 750m and swim four lengths of the Royal Russell pool, but all children completed it, cheered on by their teammates, friends and families. They were all incredibly proud of what they had achieved.
The project is the brainchild of entrepreneur and trustee of Restless Development, Jim Sewell. He said:
“There is nothing better than combining competitive sport and fun with fundraising for young people around the world who need our support. The children were fantastic, many taking part in a Triathlon for the first time. We see the Restless Triathlon becoming the children’s equivalent of the London Marathon.”
James Thompson, Headmaster at Royal Russell Junior School added:
“We are really proud of the outstanding sports facilities here at Royal Russell and the way in which they allow the children to challenge themselves on a personal and team level. That is why we were so delighted to be able to host the inaugural RestlessTriathlon. It is a great initiative to encourage children to be healthy and active, combined with the chance to help other young people around the world.”
The Triathlon was generously sponsored by leading travel company, the Flight Centre, meaning that every penny raised went to support the charity. This is first of two Flight Centre RestlessTriathlons that are taking place in 2016. The charity plans to add many more Triathlons over the next few years and aims to raise £1million by its fifth year.