Good News

14th February
Students from Years 11 - 13 took part in our annual Careers Fair in the man hall on Thursday 6th Feb...
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Ruislip High alumni attend Careers Fair
29th January
A Met Police Chief Superintendent was the visitor for the Sixth Form external speaker programme on W...
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Sixth Formers hear from Chief Superintendent
24th January
Author Alex Wheatle, winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, gave a special assembly talk t...
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Year 11s hear from inspirational author
14th January
The Learning Support Faculty took nine students to compete in the first round of the West London Pan...
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Panathlon Competition
20th December
The winter newsletter is out now! Each term Ruislip High School brings you all the news from the pas...
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Winter Newsletter 2019
14th November
Ruislip High’s most prestigious event of the year, Presentation Evening, took place on Thursday 14th...
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Star student Emily delivers message on ‘success’ at Presentation Evening 2019
3rd November
A group of Ruislip High students has taken part in an English Literature Battlefields trip run by Un...
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English Literature Battlefields Trip
19th October
GCSE Latin and Geography students enjoyed an incredible trip to Rome and Pompeii from Saturday 19th ...
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Volcano hike enjoyed by students as part of trip to Rome and Pompeii
18th October
Year 10 and 11 students have enjoyed a fantastic cultural experience in Barcelona as part of their G...
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Students practise speaking Spanish on visit to Barcelona
15th October
Ruislip High Sixth Formers stood outside 10 Downing Street on a Year 12 Politics study trip on Tuesd...
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Sixth Formers visit 10 Downing Street
3rd October
Ruislip High School opened its doors to Year 6 students and their parents/guardians on Thursday 3rd ...
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Student Volunteers Shine at Year 6 Open Evening 2019
12th September
Sixth Form History students in Year 13 visited the National Archives in Kew on Thursday 12 September...
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A-Level History Students Visit the National Archives

Upcoming Events

14 Feb
Year 9 Battlefields trip
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15 Feb
Year 10/11 Berlin trip
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17 Feb
Half term holiday
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24 Feb
Term begins
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3 Mar
Sixth Form NYC MUNGA trip
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Year 7 parent survey statistics - November 2019

99%My child likes school.
100%My child works hard.
99.1%My child feels safe at school.
98.1%I was happy with the support given to my child during their transition from primary to secondary school.
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Welcome from the Headteacher

The journey for Ruislip High School began when the school opened its doors to its first cohort of Year 7 students in September 2006. In its short history, the school is proud to have been graded Outstanding by Ofsted in November 2007 and June 2011. The school’s reputation has grown in the local community as a school of choice in an area of excellent school provision. On 1st September 2018, Ruislip High School joined the Vanguard Learning Trust, a local multi-academy trust, with Ryefield Primary School and Vyners Secondary School. We believe this is an exciting opportunity to develop a strong partnership with local schools which will provide more opportunities for our respective school communities.

At Ruislip High School we believe in the mantra that ‘hard work equals success’ and this can be seen not only with our alumni, some of whom have attended the most prestigious universities in the country, but also in the resilience and character of all our current students who are academically driven and motivated to make a meaningful contribution to our society.  I could not be prouder of the community and culture that our students and staff have created together. As a leadership team we believe passionately that education opens doorways and allows students to fulfil their undoubted potential.

Ruislip High School’s logo reflects the students’ journey from grass roots to reaching for the sky. We believe high aspirations are realised through high expectations. We believe that students need to take responsibility for their learning and their actions. Students are encouraged to be challenged in lessons and to understand that learning is not always about getting the right answer!

We are a school both in, and for, the community. We believe that engagement with our local community is essential. We have set up strong relations with local businesses, our feeder primary schools and with higher education institutions such as Brunel University. We work closely with parents and have fostered an open and reflective relationship through our annual parental questionnaires and termly parents’ focus groups. In addition, we are fortunate to be supported by the Friends of Ruislip High School, our PTA, which has shown a commitment to the school since its genesis in 2006.

Teaching and learning will always be at the heart of everything we do at Ruislip High School. It is our core business and we will never lose sight of its importance. However, we also recognise that education is more than what happens in the classroom. The school runs an extensive ‘above and beyond’ programme that encourages students to thrive and pursue their interests whether these are extensions to the curriculum such as science club or more extra-curricular clubs ranging from gardening to Gaelic football. We are also one of the few schools to offer the Duke of Edinburgh Award at all levels - Bronze, Silver and Gold. We believe that students continue to develop their self-esteem and pride through their achievement in lessons and their commitment to enrichment activities, especially when they have to face new challenges. 

We also ensure that our students have an established and effective ‘voice’. Student leadership is encouraged throughout the school and leadership teams exist in Year 9, 11 and the sixth form. Year team councils are well established and 2019 saw the creation of the Ruislip High School Student Parliament.

It is through students’ positive engagement and sense of ownership that the school has gone from strength to strength. In September 2012, we were delighted to inform the local community that we had increased our Year 7 intake from 150 to 180. In 2019, the school expanded again to 210 students in the Year 7 cohort. To accommodate the increase in student population, a new wing is being built that will house our brand new state-of-the-art sixth form centre.  As part of the expansion, the school is opening two special resource provisions: one for physically disabled students and the other for high-functioning autistic students. These provisions reflect the school’s commitment to inclusive and comprehensive education.

Our vision for Ruislip High School is to build on our excellent foundation, ensuring that we provide all our students with a broad and balanced secondary education which will equip them for their future lives. I hope visitors find this website useful and informative, and I would welcome the opportunity of welcoming any prospective students or parents to the school in the near future.

Gareth Davies

Welcome from the Head of School