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 High School, Aspiration, Respect and Endeavour are the key attributes that we work hard to instil in our students. We expect everyone in our school to aspire to be the very best that they can be, regardless of ability. We ask everyone to respect each other, to be kind to others, to be tolerant and embrace diversity. Students are expected to work hard to achieve challenging goals and we insist on the highest standards of behaviour and conduct. Here at Roding Valley we have one aim – to ensure that every student achieves their potential.

At Roding Valley High School a student can expect high levels of support, encouragement and high quality teaching. Our innovative approach to teaching and learning, data and assessment ensures that more students than ever are achieving high levels of academic success. Our core purpose is to inspire confident learners to thrive in order to prepare them for the world beyond the school and help them become responsible individuals who will be valued members of society.

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.

We are 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 third successful year and is oversubscribed for 2018. 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.

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

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.

Best Wishes

Mrs S Jenner
Head of School


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