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Raynes Park High School - November 2014

Following the real improvement in examination results in August, the start of the new academic year here at Raynes Park High School has been focussed on every student doing their absolute best from the first day, knowing that excellent progress is the expectation. I have been personally impressed by the dedication and determination shown by my own classes and this very positive attitude is being echoed throughout the school – the best results in the school’s history are only the best until August 2015! 

On Thursday evening we had our annual Open Evening and it was a real pleasure to open our doors to prospective students and parents along with the local community and let them experience just what our school is like. We had more students than ever acting as ambassadors and the obvious pride they have in their school and the very courteous and thoughtful way that they showed visitors around made me once more realise how privileged I am to be the Deputy Headteacher here. I am sure everyone had a fantastic evening and enjoyed trying to solve a mystery in English, the cookies and catapult in DT, ice cream and dissection in Science and realising how much we have to learn about the origin of our food in Geography to name just a few of the things happening. I look forward to welcoming many of those young visitors as students in the future and I thank the ambassadors for making their first experience of Raynes Park High School so very positive. 

Every morning last week the school opened for tours where prospective students and their families saw us on a normal school day, enjoying the high quality learning that is such an integral part of our day to day life. It is a pleasure to be able to show families and members of our local community how hard our students work and how much they achieve in lessons. 

We have all made a really positive start to the new academic year and there is much to look forward to with House play casting and sports fixtures under way now, educational visits in the pipeline, the addition of Dance and Netball Academies to the already existing programme involving Basketball and Rugby and the many other events that ensure Raynes Park High School remains a vibrant, exciting place to study. 

Among all of that, the aim of “Inspiring learning; achieving excellence” remains and I encourage all of our students to push themselves to the maximum in every lesson so that the Interim Reports issued at key points throughout the year are an opportunity to celebrate achievement.  

I look forward to an exciting and successful year.

Ms Bailey - Deputy Headteacher


Anyone for Dance? 

Following their success in the UK schools Street Dance Championships earlier this year ‘Make it Rayne’ the street dance crew (Years 10,11,12 and 13) are hoping to retain their title at next year’s final. Taking their competitive streak to the next level, they are also entering the UK Street Dance Championships on the 15th November this year. The Dance Department is also in the process of developing a new Junior Crew and a Contemporary Competition team. These groups will be set to compete in 2015. Watch this space for lots more titles. 

In addition to our competition teams, we have also launched The Dance Academy.  With 85 students already enrolled, these students are relishing the opportunity to attend Street Dance and Ballet lessons provided by specialist Dance teachers from the Royal Academy of Dance and Evokearts Company. They are working towards the Performing Arts Evening in December, followed closely by the RPHS Dance Show on the 15th January 2015.

Our annual House Dance competition is in April and is sure to be a close run fight, with Newsoms hoping to remain champions!

New for 2014/15 - Ballet after school. Friday at 15.30! 

It’s official, Raynes Park High School launches its Dance Academy

The opportunity to get fit and have fun in the process has just been made easier with the creation of The Dance Academy. 


With the excellent facilities at the school and our reputation for dance growing, Ms McGullion welcomes boys and girls to come and try the different genres of dance now on offer.

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