Ruckleigh aims to ensure that your child’s first experience of education will be both happy and empowering. Our academic standards are high, but we believe that it is equally important to offer pupils a rich and varied educational experience. Children are encouraged to be brave thinkers, to take calculated risks and not be afraid of making mistakes on the way to success, in preparation for a world that rewards hardwork, determination and adaptability.

Aims of the School 

  • To educate the whole child in a stimulating environment where kindness, care and sensitivity towards the needs of others is practised by all. 
  • To develop each child to reach his/her full potential academically, physically, creatively, socially and morally. 
  • To guide pupils into habits of self-reliance, courtesy, clear thinking and with willingness at all times to ‘have a go’.

Central to our aims are the ‘Every Child Matters’ principles:

  • Be healthy
  • Stay safe
  • Enjoy and achieve
  • Make a positive contribution
  • Achieve economic well-being

We realise our aims by supporting our pupils’ learning through:

  • The delivery and development of the curriculum
  • Guidance and mentoring
  • Professional development of our staff

These activities are supported by:

  • Our deployment of resources
  • Monitoring our performance
  • Partnership with parents and the community

Children spend fulfilling years here, becoming confident, independent and caring young people with a love of learning. As they move onto some of the most sought after schools in the region, they will be sad to leave, but thoroughly ready for the next stage of their education.

Our consistently high results reflect the work of our dedicated team of teachers and learning support staff, with the provision of education offered within the school being second to none. From our Early Years Department, through to their final year, children are progressively prepared for 11+ and Entrance Examinations in order to gain places in to highly selective grammar and senior independent schools of their choice.

Even more importantly, Ruckleigh aims to provide a stimulating all-round education. The school prides itself upon its lively, friendly atmosphere and community spirit. Every child is valued as an individual and encouraged and challenged to experience a breath of opportunities in order to achieve their potential, not just academically, but socially and morally.

Inside and outside the classroom our stimulating, caring and disciplined environment supports each child to do their best. Drama, sport, ballet, music and extra-curricular activities all form an important part of the school day and help to develop enquiring minds and self-reliance. Whilst, regular use of the school’s all-weather sports facilities and playing fields help children to learn life lessons such as the importance of sportsmanship and self discipline – as well as encouraging a healthy lifestyle. The school’s teams, coached by specialist staff, enjoy playing regular competitive matches and participating in competitions against other schools, both locally and nationally and Sports Day is a major event in the school’s annual calendar.