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REAL success

Respect, Equality, Aspiration, Learning​​​​​​​

Outstanding Results

'It's about the journey'

Rutlish School is proud to consistently be one of the top schools nationally.

The school is in the top 2% of schools nationally for progress at GCSE and the top 8% for attainment.

Rutlish is the second highest performing non-selective boys' school in the country for progress and the highest performing boys', non-selective school in London.

Rutlish is the highest performing of all secondary schools in Merton.

The school consistently achieves outstanding results.

Rutlish is about the journey to achieving REAL success.

​​​​​​​Supporting students to achieve their full potential​​​​​​​

"Students are extremely proud of their school."

"Students achieve very well across the curriculum."

"The curriculum is broad and ambitious."


A truly comprehensive school

"Students are happy and safe. They behave well around the school and are focused in lessons."

"Leaders and governors are determined that every student's education should go beyond the taught curriculum."

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Message from our Local Councillor

Councillor Sally Kenny

I am writing to congratulate all the students and staff at Rutlish School on the wonderful success of their GCSE and Sixth form results this year. They have shown remarkable emotional and personal resilience with their exams which were significantly disrupted by the pandemic. The support from their teachers, support staff and families has been amazing and enabled students to achieve during such a difficult time. Please pass on my congratulations to all GCSE and Sixth form students on their exam results. They should all be very proud of their achievements.

Siobhan McDonagh MP

Exam Results Congratulations

Congratulations to all of the pupils, teachers, parents, governors and staff at Rutlish School following your recent successful GCSE and A-Level results. At A-level, 77% of pupils at Rutlish School achieved A* to C grades. May I wish every success for the students embarking now on their paths, whether on to further study, apprenticeships, jobs or elsewhere. I am also delighted to see schools across Merton performing strongly at GCSE Level, reflecting the good or outstanding status that all Merton's secondary schools hold. This year, Merton's GCSE results beat national averages. Early figures show that 76% of Merton students achieved at least a 'standard' pass grade (4-9) in GCSE English and maths, which is well above the provisional national average of 66%. Also, 57% of Merton pupils secured a 'strong' pass (5-9), compared with 49% nationally. This succcess is a reflection not only of the hard work of students, but of the endless dedication shown by all of the staff. Once again, my warmest congratulations to all.

Ben, ex-student

Thank you

I just wanted to thank you for all your help with Maths during my GCSEs. The skills you have taught me (especially in statistics) proved to be vital in my undergraduate degree, with my favourite modules being those that incorporated statistics. I am extremely proud to be a Rutlish student. Ben is about to start his Masters at Cambridge University.

Year 7 parent

transition to Year 7

I'd like to say a massive thank you for all that you are doing to keep my son and his friends happy and safe. I know there may be challenges ahead, given the current circumstances but my son feels settled, motivated and ready to learn.

Year 13 student

Thank you

Once again Miss I would like to say a massive thanks for all the support you provided me and I honestly couldn't have done it without your help.

Year 7 parents

Thank you to all staff

Our son joined Year 7 in September . In spite of all the challenges faced this term, he has settled in so well, made great academic progress and feels so supported by all staff. The systems you have put in place for remote learning are incredible and they have enabled him to keep up to date with work and continue to feel part of the Rutlish community.

Year 7 Parent


We have been blown away by the school's communication, dedication and clear love of the boys. From the day we received the letter to say he was accepted we have been impressed with the communication, the attention to detail, giving the boys clear explanations of what is to come.......... and I know from experience not what all schools do. The teachers we have been in contact with have all been amazing and so supportive.

Year 8 Parent

Enjoyed Rutlish

My son has enjoyed his secondary education in this school. He loves education and achieves high. The teachers always help him along the way to excel. We are really happy overall I think I couldn’t have chosen a better school than Rutlish .

Year 12 Parent

Amazing results

Absolutely fantastic school that helped my son achieve amazing results. Revision sessions are outstanding, communication has always been fast and helpful, support has always been given when needed.

Year 11 Parent

Impressive Support

There has never been a tougher time to work in education what with the funding cuts, mental health crisis and the aftermath of the pandemic. And also the revised grading scale of exams 1-9. Etc. Extremely impressed and grateful for all the support my son has received at Rutlish. Thank You!

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Rutlish School
Manor House
Watery Lane
SW20 9AD

020 8542 1212