Welcome to our school

On behalf of the staff, students and governors, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Roding Valley High School.

Roding Valley High School is an extremely popular and academically successful 11-18 school in Loughton, Essex that has an excellent reputation within the community.

We ARE Roding Valley, Aspiration, Respect and Endeavour are the key attributes that we work hard to instil in our students. We want everyone to aspire to be the very best that they can be. We ask everyone to respect each other, be tolerant and kind towards others. We require everyone to work hard to achieve challenging goals. Our sole focus is the success of each of our students.

We are extremely proud of our school which is rated Good (Ofsted 2013).

Our innovative approach to teaching and learning, data and assessment ensures that more students than ever are achieving high levels of academic success.

In 2016, 68% of our students achieved good passes in both English and Maths GCSE. We achieved a positive Progress 8 score, this shows that our students are achieving above that expected nationally across a range of subjects.

As well as academic success we are also proud of the wide range of extra-curricular clubs and activities offered to our students. Our sports teams complete at local, regional and national levels. There are also a wide range of trips and visits that allow our students to gain skills and experiences beyond the classroom.

In September 2015 we set up a new 6th Form as part of the Epping Forest District 6th Form, a consortium with Debden Park High School, Epping St John’s School and King Harold Academy. This is now in its second successful year and is oversubscribed for 2017. The consortium model allows us to offer a broad curriculum and provides students with many opportunities to progress into work and university. From the current Year 13 cohort, 97% have received an offer from a university and 14% have applied to Oxbridge.

Whilst our approach to teaching is innovative, it is underpinned by an insistence on the traditional values of excellent behaviour, courtesy to others, wearing school uniform with pride and self-respect and discipline. It is my belief that students will only achieve their full potential if these values are exhibited by everyone in the school community.

Our aim is to provide all of our students with an outstanding education that will prepare them for a successful future. As Head of School of Roding Valley High School, I am extremely proud of what our students achieve. It is a real pleasure to lead such a great and welcoming school and one that I am confident allows success for every student, regardless of ability.

We also work in close liaison with The Boswells School in Chelmsford. Paul Banks is our Executive Headteacher and oversees both schools.

I hope you find this site useful and that it provides you with the information you are looking for. You can also keep up to date with news and information about the school via our Twitter feed (@RodingValleyHS).

I look forward to welcoming you to Roding Valley High School.

Best Wishes

Mrs S Jenner
Head of School


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