The Royal Masonic School for Girls
Rickmansworth Park, Rickmansworth, WD3 4HF, Hertfordshire
Girls' Day & Boarding Preparatory & Senior, Nursery & Sixth Form
|Headmaster||Mr Kevin Carson|
|Date Appointed||January 2017|
|Girls Age Range||2-18 years (boarding from 8)|
|Boys Age Range||2-3 years|
|Number of pupils||985|
|Day fees per annum||£4,350 - £7,490 per term|
|Boarding fees per annum||£9,095 - £13,140 per term|
|Associations||BSA, GSA, HMC, ISC|
For more than 200 years, RMS has been nurturing every pupil to develop an enduring curiosity to learn. The school continues this unwavering commitment to provide inspirational teaching, delivered by passionate and dedicated staff in a dynamic learning environment where every lesson is informative and stimulating. Emphasis is placed on developing, within their students, a commitment to and a love of learning. RMS staff appreciate that every girl is unique and they take time to get to know every individual, demonstrating total commitment to bringing out the best in every girl.
The school moved to its current Rickmansworth location in 1934 where it is situated amidst 315 acres of stunning green parkland and yet just a short walk to Rickmansworth which is served by the Metropolitan line and Chiltern Railways. With so much space, RMS offers extensive facilities such as a sports centre that also houses a fitness suite, dance studio and squash courts; an indoor heated swimming pool; an all-weather pitch; a six-hole golf course together with multiple tennis and netball courts and cricket pitches. There are separate departments for art, textiles and photography as well as a dedicated performing arts centre that includes a recital suite, a green screen and a recording studio! The younger pupils enjoy the Forest School and all pupils have access to the planetarium! To continually improve their offering, Sixth Form facilities have been extended this year with the introduction of a coffee shop, a wellbeing room, a new futures (careers) centre and a conference room.
RMS welcomes girls from Nursery to Sixth Form with boarders from age eight. The cosmopolitan boarding community provides a happy and supportive home to a mix of full, weekly and flexi boarders.
The broad and varied curriculum together with a co-curricular programme offering 100+ activities, ensures that every girl discovers her niche and thrives whilst maximising use of the extensive grounds and facilities. The prep school, known to the RMS community as Cadogan House, offers an exciting environment in which their youngest pupils thrive. The Early Years Lead works closely with the Head of the Nursery to ensure a smooth transition from Nursery to Reception. The majority of pupils continue effortlessly from the Prep School to the Senior School but with an increase in capacity in Year 7, 11+ is also a popular entry point for both boarding and day girls.
Scholarships and Bursaries are available at both 11+ and 16+ entry points for a variety of disciplines. At the 11+ entrance point, all applicants are considered as potential academic scholars and no separate application is required.
As a school that continually looks to improve and to think differently, in addition to the vast array of subjects at both GCSE and A Level currently on offer, new for September 2024 will be the introduction of an Extended Certificate in Professional Cookery by Leiths Academy.
Pupils at RMS are challenged daily and the learning style inspires pupils to dig deeper, often resulting in futures they had not imagined. As experts in girls' education, RMS understand how girls prefer to learn. The school ably guides, supports and nurtures and provides the opportunity to expand horizons. RMS pupils are encouraged to think critically, creatively and collaboratively. Above all, RMS girls are happy and balanced and will become the best version of themselves.