I am delighted to introduce you to The Royal Alexandra and Albert School. We are an inclusive and ambitious school where every member of staff cares deeply about our students. Our strong boarding ethos is founded upon values that seek to foster independence, strength of character and academic success. We combine high expectations with meaningful, personalised support to ensure that our young people are happy and successful.
This is a place like no other: we are a state boarding school that provides life-enriching opportunities for all students to rival those of the independent sector. Our students have access to excellent facilities that include an equestrian centre, a swimming pool and extensive sporting arenas. The school is set in 260 acres of beautiful parkland landscaped by Capability Brown, but is close enough to major transport hubs, and London, to ensure ease of accessibility.
Students are taught a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum by highly skilled teachers to ensure that they are able to progress to their chosen education and career path. They also benefit from first class wraparound care provided by compassionate, knowledgeable boarding staff. We take the time to get to know our young people so that we can best meet their needs in their ‘home-from-home’. Our co-curricular offer is substantial and progressive, and our young people are able to experience exciting new adventures, as well as hone existing skills.
The broad age range of our students, with boys and girls aged 7-18 years, provides continuity and stability for the children. It also provides genuine diversity. We have students from all over the world and from all walks of life: flexi-boarding studens who live locally learn alongside students whose families are overseas or whose parents are in the military and diplomatic services, as well as students who are supported by the School’s Foundation.
Our students make us proud: they develop confidence, life skills and learn to lead others. This means that they leave our doors having grown in ability and intellect, ready to make a sustained and productive contribution to their local, national and international communities.
I look forward to welcoming you to this vibrant and dynamic community in person.
M.P.Thomas, BSc(Hons), PGCE (Cantab)