Welcome to the Rushmoor School website
Coronavirus Update - 1 June 2020
We were pleased to be able to welcome back a small proportion of our pupils on the 1st June 2020. Everything went smoothly, from the one-way entry system, with guides for social distancing, through to the strict hygiene measures. It was wonderful to have the pupils back with us.
Families with children returning to the school site received detailed instructions and copies of the risk assessment, outlining the procedures in relation to the health, safety and well-being of all pupils and staff entering the school premises. Families also had the opportunity to attend a Teams meeting with the senior leadership team to ask any questions about the return to school.
Rushmoor and St Andrew’s Schools Alliance are following the Government’s guidelines and pupils from Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 were the first to come back. Families can choose if they wish to send their child into school. Those not returning are continuing with our virtual lessons using Microsoft Teams or SeeSaw. We are pleased that our virtual teaching and learning has received excellent feedback from our families, with face-to-face conference call lessons, set assignments and even assemblies provided.
As the Government sets out further instructions, we will update our families accordingly. In the meantime, stay safe.
With our very best wishes
Investing in the future
In September 2013 Rushmoor and St Andrew’s Schools formed an alliance. They now work under the guidance of one Governing Body under the leadership of one Principal.
Across the Rushmoor and St Andrew’s Alliance, in recent years we have received national recognition from The Independent Schools Association in the following categories:-
Winner – Award for outstanding provision for learning support.
Winner – Award for outstanding provision in sport.
Winner – Award for excellence and innovation in early years provision.
Winner – Award for financial innovation.
We have also been a finalist for the ‘Award for Excellence’.
We have purchased a 40 acre site and are now actively planning for our formal merger and move to a modern, purpose-built educational setting.
We are very pleased to be investing in the future. Our new site will provide classrooms offering stunning views across the Ouse Valley. The new facilities will help to ensure our pupils thrive in the STEM subjects and the countryside location will be the perfect setting for a Forest School and outside amphitheatre.
Our reputation for providing outstanding sports provision for all abilities means we will make good use of the additional space to provide enviable sporting opportunities. We will also continue to invest strongly in performing arts and the creative design arts to ensure these important subjects are accessible for all our pupils.
Planning the new site is an exciting opportunity to build on our strong ethos. With 230 years of providing excellent education and pastoral support across both schools, we know the importance of meeting each child’s individual needs. The formal merger and move to the new site will ensure we can continue to meet those needs long into the future.
We hope you find this website useful and of interest in finding the right educational setting for your son or daughter. It can be no substitute, however, for a personal visit to the school, giving an insight into school life and the unique ethos of Rushmoor. Please contact the Admissions Secretary to arrange a personal tour with the Principal.
We appreciate the importance you attach to selecting the best independent school for your son or daughter; childhood is something which can be experienced only once. With this in mind, and the belief that children learn best when they feel happy and secure, we aim to develop in our pupils a lifelong interest in learning - one which encompasses the full range of intellectual, cultural, artistic and sporting achievements of our society.
In line with Charity Commission requirements we offer bursaries and scholarships at both Rushmoor and St Andrews. New applications are welcome at both schools for the next academic year. Bursaries are means-tested whilst scholarships are awarded for sports/arts/academic.
EVENTS AT A GLANCE
- Friday 12th June 2020
- Thursday 18th June 2020
- Friday 19th June 2020
- Wednesday 24th June 2020
- Friday 26th June 2020
- Thursday 2nd July 2020
Quiz Night Friday 20 March 7.30 pm St Andrew's School POSTPONED
Auction of Promises Friday 2 October 7.00 pm Pavenham Golf Club
Summer Fayre Saturday 27 June 11.00 am - 1.30 pm St Andrew's School
Welcome BBQ for new and present parents Friday 11 September St Andrew's School
The PTFA exists as the social and fund-raising arm of the school's activities.
We organise different social events throughout the year, trying to involve as many children and parents as possible in events such as fetes, feature evenings, sporting events etc..
We are a group of volunteers, parents looking to be innovative and find new ways to support the children and the school.
In the last year, there have been a number of significant purchases, most recent being the mini bus lite and junior playground.