Welcome to Rickmansworth School
Rickmansworth School is a successful partially selective comprehensive Academy which has achieved significant improvement at all key stages. This has been recognised by Ofsted, who visited the School in September 2013, and who graded it as good across all areas. We are committed to moving the School forward to achieving outstanding status. Operating on a foundation of traditional values, Rickmansworth is an institution that welcomes change and regards itself as being at the forefront of development. We are a centre of excellence in Science and the Performing Arts, and the hub school for the local sports partnership.
It is my personal belief for a school to be successful we need to aim for excellence in all we do. Every child deserves the very best and at Rickmansworth School our goal is to provide this for their education. We set high academic standards and ensure our students learn in an environment which develops values of respect, courtesy, consideration and tolerance.
Over the past three years the School has undergone a refurbishment programme including the construction of a new sports hall, swimming pool and dining hall. We have modernised the Modern Foreign Languages Faculty, including the installation of a new languages laboratory, the Mathematics Faculty, refurbished the English Block and the School Hall. We have strategic improvement plan to refurbish the whole school site.
In September 2013 Ofsted inspected Rickmansworth and found the School to be good in areas, with outstanding leadership in the Sixth Form. I firmly believe we can transform Rickmansworth School into an outstanding School in all areas which is reinforced by our excellent GCSE and A Level results.
Prospective students and their parents are encouraged to read through our Prospectus (see the link) and to visit us.
Mr K Douglas
Rickmansworth School prides itself in offering outstanding pathways to university and life beyond school. We offer students the opportunity to follow a broad programme of study which leads towards both Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced GCE qualifications
and which maintains academic rigour whilst enabling individual interests to be pursued. All subjects are taught by specialists and
expectations are high. Students receive guidance throughout their courses and their progress is reviewed regularly, both by self-evaluation and teacher assessment. Students are expected to participate in the life of the School by undertaking activities enabling them to develop skills in communication, presentation and organisation. They are also expected to work towards gaining their V50 award recognising 50 hours of voluntary service. Activities they take part in may include assisting in lessons, mentoring younger pupils or carrying out service in the wider community. In addition, the Sixth Form manages its own activities through the team of prefects. Most Sixth Formers from Rickmansworth School go on to Higher Education and view their time here as an opportunity to develop responsibility for their own learning in an atmosphere which offers them
guidance through this period of transition. Study at this level involves considerable time and effort. Students are expected to have the determination to work hard and to use the private study periods provided within the curriculum in an effective way. The ability to organise study time is a skill which students need to develop at an early stage and they are guided in its acquisition by work carried out during an Induction Day which takes place at the beginning of the Autumn Term.
The Sixth Form benefit from purpose-built study facilities. Our Sixth Form Resources Centre, „The Study‟, is capacious and benefits from a Higher Education reading area and computers (both iMac and PCs) that Sixth Form students can borrow. In addition, the Sixth Form Quiet Room provides an area for group study.
Mrs C Wilkes
Head of Sixth Form
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Rickmansworth School directly.