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The Place To Achieve REAL Success

Our Vision






To further enhance our long tradition of excellence in personal development, our vision is that every Rutlish student will realise their unique potential. Every student will demonstrate exemplary behaviour, respect for themselves, others, and the environment.  

To strengthen the pride of our sustained history, our multicultural intake and our inclusive philosophy, our vision is that every Rutlish student and develops their character. Every student matters; they will discover and develop their interests and talents, making a strong contribution to the community and wider society.  

To secure our high ambitions for every student, our vision is that every member of Rutlish staff will be an expert in their field, supported by a best practice infrastructure that will underpin their excellent practice. 

To continue to improve as a high achieving school, our vision is that Rutlish School delivers academic excellence through a broad and balanced curriculum and enrichment programme which is designed to ensure that every student is well equipped to meet the demands of an ever-changing world.  


Modeste, Strenue, Sancte
'Be modest, be thorough, pursue righteousness'

Our Ethos

Rutlish School has been successfully educating students for over 100 years.  From 2010, sixth form students have been educated on the Rutlish site through our joint Sixth Form venture with Ricards Lodge (RR6).

  • Rutlish School is committed to providing the highest quality education and opportunities for students irrespective of religion, race, culture, class, sexual orientation, disability or gender. We are an inclusive school which enables every young person to flourish.
  • We offer a broad and balanced curriculum designed to meet the needs, interests and abilities of all our students.
  • We expect students to participate in enrichment and extra-curricular activities.
  • We have high and challenging expectations of our students and place achieving their full potential at the heart of our educational aspirations.
  • We aim to create an environment where students behave responsibly and staff are professional, so they fully contribute as they develop a clear sense of belonging to the school community.
  • We are committed to educating the whole person and helping our students to understand the importance of responsibility, compassion, competition, fairness and honesty in all that they do.
  • We teach students to be aspirational, innovative, creative and resilient, and inspired to achieve.
  • We promote good behaviour, praise and rewards through active development of students’ social, emotional and behavioural skills.
  • We expect students to respect the local community and to act as positive ambassadors for the school and maintain positive relationships with our neighbours.

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