Runnymede Junior School Celebrates World Book Day and Literacy Week 2023

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Last week was Literacy Week, our annual celebration of the joy of reading, writing and story-telling. This year, a whole host of activities have taken place in classes across the school, from poetry slams to spelling bees, and from character quizzes to redesigning book covers to feature our children dressed up as a character from … Read more

Old Runnymedian Reunion

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We were delighted to learn about an Old Runnymedian mini-reunion which brought several former pupils together in New York City last month. Some of our best and brightest students from the Class of 2020 travelled from all over the United States to meet up and share their fond and fun memories of Runnymede. From left … Read more

Runnymede’s Julia Powell Building Recognised by COAM Architectural Awards 2022

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We are very pleased to announce that our Julia Powell Sports Hall and Auditorium has been commended with the top “Mención COAM 2022” by the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid. This can be added to the COAM Award and Luis M. Mansilla Prize which were won by the Founder’s Building in 2019. The COAM Awards … Read more

Founder´s Debate

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On January 26th, Runnymede celebrated its Founder’s Day, paying tribute to Mr Arthur Powell OBE and his wife Julia, who founded the school in 1967. The annual Founder’s Debate was duly held in the Julia Powell Building, with Years 7 to 9 coming to watch six talented sixth formers show off their debating and presentational … Read more

University of Cambridge Offers

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We are pleased and proud to announce that two Runnymede students have been offered places at the University of Cambridge for September 2023.Mafalda M in Year 13 has received an offer to study Natural Sciences at Newnham College. In addition, Carmen A — who has been taking a year out after graduating from Runnymede in … Read more

Outstanding Learner Awards Update

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We are thrilled to announce more news about the academic excellence of our current Sixth Formers. Firstly, it was wonderful to learn last week that Isabella R in Year 12 was awarded not one but two Outstanding Learner Awards by the Cambridge examination board. She was recognised for coming Top in Spain in Chemistry IGCSE … Read more

Head of Sixth Form Interview

Runnymede College is justly proud of its successful Sixth Form, one of the jewels in the school’s crown. Anyone joining the Sixth Form — whether as a pupil transitioning from Year 11, or as a student joining us from elsewhere — will be given the chance to fulfil their potential in a myriad of ways. As our Co-Head of Sixth Form, Mr Crumpton, makes clear in this video interview, our sixth formers are taught by fantastic teachers who will make sure they aim high and achieve excellent grades in their A-levels. Indeed, we are certain that A-levels unlock the doors to a world of opportunity for our students, bringing an incomparable mixture of academic breadth and depth that gives our graduates the possibility of studying at university in the UK, USA, Spain, and the rest of the EU.

A cohesive, dedicated team of staff members work together to provide support and guidance for students applying to higher education systems all over the globe, ensuring that our sixth formers can realise their ambitions and study what and where is best for them, including at Oxbridge and top US colleges. However, we are also committed to being a mixed ability school, and our staff work hard to differentiate and develop individualised teaching strategies, meaning that all our pupils are supported on every step of their academic trajectory.

Not only do Runnymede sixth formers become independent-minded, scholastically rigorous students, they are also encouraged to become brilliantly well-rounded individuals. They can embark on an astonishing range of different co-curricular opportunities — from lunchtime clubs including Chess, Model UN and Biotechnology; to after-school Team Runnymede sports or the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme; to creative activities like the school band, Choir and Drama Club. We are proud to have the staff, coaches and facilities to once again allow our pupils to grow into individuals who are challenged and rewarded by every moment of their Runnymede journey, both within and beyond the classroom.

University Offers Update

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We are delighted with the success of the current Year 13 cohort, who spent much of last term working hard on their applications to the UK and USA. Yesterday we were thrilled to learn that two students have received offers from the University of Oxford. Marcos A has a conditional place at St Catherine’s College … Read more

Christmas at Runnymede

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It has been a wonderful end to the term, with the entire school joining together in a spirit of togetherness and festive fun. The Music and Drama departments have delivered Christmas-themed performances for a variety of audiences: not just parents and classmates, but also the residents at the local old people’s home on Calle Salvia, … Read more