HEAD'S WELCOME

“The School provides a secure environment in which children and young people flourish, achieve academically, stretch their abilities and develop social skills” – Ofsted

This quote from the boarding inspection carried out by Ofsted in March 2018 sums up our School nicely. Ofsted went on to give an overall assessment of ‘Outstanding’.

We are at an exciting time in the School’s history.  The Royal Alexandra and Albert School is Surrey’s most popular senior school for the second year running and this was achieved whilst coping with the effects of a global pandemic.  The reason we have been able to achieve this is because the School has firm foundations which are neatly summarised in our boarding ethos which aims to support the achievement and welfare of the individual within the close-knit boarding community.

To be successful adults, pupils need to leave us having achieved the best they can academically, to have developed skills beyond the classroom, and to have the confidence to lead themselves and others.  They also need to know how to live happy and healthy lifestyles and be able to contribute to their local, national and international communities. To achieve that, we ensure pupils achieve the very best academic outcomes, have opportunities open to them to develop beyond the classroom and to be safe, happy and resilient.

We provide inclusive all-round education with a curriculum that extends beyond the classroom.  Every child is good at something and we offer an extensive co-curricular programme which allows them to discover what that ‘something’ is.

The Royal Alexandra and Albert School delivers academic success.  This is evidenced by our Progress 8 score of 0.87 at GCSE, which shows that, on average, pupils achieved nearly a grade higher than would be expected, in each of their subjects.  Our A Level results are equally impressive with 50% of A Levels taken in Summer 2020 being awarded A*-B.  Our ‘Alps’ score puts us in the top 10% of schools nationally for value added in the Sixth Form.

The broad age range of our pupils, with boys and girls aged 7-18, provides continuity and stability for children.  We have children with parents in the MOD, those living overseas, and also pupils supported by the School’s Foundation.  These children, together with our local pupils, make this School a diverse and vibrant community.  I do hope you can visit soon, either in person or online.

With best wishes

Rea Mitchell

Acting Head