COVID-19: Our response

Our commitment throughout the Coronavirus pandemic has been to do whatever it takes to keep life and learning as normal as possible.

Form 2 are ready for the RSPB's garden birdwatch, as part of our Environmental Awareness week.
Smiles spread January cheer

In the past 12 months, we have provided variations of online learning, blended learning and bubbles. Throughout the entire period, our focus has been on education alongside the children's well-being and continued love of learning.

When the lockdown arrived in March 2020, we responded with the launch of RHOnline!. This is our comprehensive, whole-school online learning environment with a near-full academic and pastoral timetable across the Main School, online storytelling, together with physical and creative challenges for everyone from Robins to Form 7.

During the periods when children were able to be in school, parents enjoyed school events such as our Harvest Festival, Music Assemblies, drama productions, Pre-Prep coffee morning, and Inter-House tournaments through on-line videos.

Kitchen science - testing pH

We have taken strength from our ability to stand together as a school family, supporting and encouraging each other. We also know from our progress data, 11+ and scholarship successes that the pupils' learning has not suffered as a result of the period of using RHonline!. You can read more in Mr McCarthy’s review of the year.

Now we are all enjoying the steady return to normality. This includes the return of inter-school matches (behind closed doors), camps in the school grounds and a residential week of watersports in Norfolk for Form 7. We anticipate welcoming parents back into school for events after June 21, assuming the roadmap remains unchanged.

We are also once again able to invite prospective parents into the school for Covid-safe personal tours, by appointment.

The staff members continue to go above and beyond the call of duty in these challenging times and we are incredibly grateful for this

Russell House parent, 2021