The Royal Liberty School For Boys

End of Term Message From Ms Saunders

Dear parents, carers and students,

The last few months have been incredibly challenging for our whole school community. I would never have imagined there would be a time where students were not allowed to attend school and national exams were cancelled. We have missed having our students in school and have worked hard to deliver online learning and feedback to support our students. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our staff (teaching and associate) for the work they have done to try to keep our students engaged in school life and to say well done to our students for continuing to work in such difficult circumstances.

Despite the difficulties of the situation there has been much to celebrate; online virtual lessons, weekly challenges, student rewards, the lockdown cookbook and virtual sports day to name a few. If you don’t already do so please follow us on Twitter (@royallib) to see the fantastic work of our students.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our parents. Our sense of community has never been more evident and you have done an amazing job of supporting your son’s learning through the lockdown period. I know it has been challenging to have been thrust into the role of teacher and we have really appreciated your engagement with us, your continued support and the uplifting messages of thanks and support to your son’s amazing teachers.

You will be aware that we have been open to children of key workers and it has been a privilege to look after your children to help you support our wider community-a very big thank you from all of us. It has also been lovely to see so many of our year 10 students for core lessons over the last month and those students who helped us with our school filming event for transition and open day.

We are looking forward to welcoming all students back to school in September. I hope you will appreciate that we need to plan this carefully to minimise risk to the whole school community and this is happening in a climate of continuous change. For this reason, final details will be sent out at the end of August but we have already sent out start dates of Friday 4th September for year 7 and Monday 7th September for all students.

I would like to take this opportunity to celebrate our amazing year 11 students. It was heartbreaking to see them leave early and miss the opportunity to demonstrate the result of all their hard work in their GCSE exams. In addition they have not been able to have their prom and results day will be remote. In spite of all of this they have acted with maturity and dignity and we are incredibly proud of them. We hope to celebrate with them at some point in the future.

Finally, I hope you have a restful and enjoyable Summer break, stay safe and well and we all look forward to seeing you in September.

With all best wishes

Ms Saunders

We are committed to achieving high standards for all our students. Our expectations of students are high in terms of academic achievement and personal behaviour.

As a relatively small secondary school we believe that we have the opportunity to know each of our students as individuals. Respect for other people is one of our core values and this contributes to a strong school community. Students here are encouraged to take on leadership roles and responsibilities from an early age. We have a strong programme of extra-curricular activities and expect our students to make a positive contribution to school life.

With recent examination results above the national average and good Ofsted reports we offer an excellent education for boys of all interests and abilities.

Message from the Headteacher

This is a unique school with a wealth of tradition and history, yet a school which always looks to the future. We are proud to be a member of the success for all education trust.

Ms A Saunders, Headteacher

Our Vision

To be growth mindset community where ambition, hard work and resilience makes success for all a reality.