Our role is to nurture our students in a safe and happy environment, preparing them for the challenges of life beyond school. RMGS has a long tradition of academic excellence which compares favourably with standards achieved in single-sex grammar schools. From the start of your child’s RMGS journey in Year 7, we encourage students to develop their own intellectual curiosity and to flourish as individuals in a supportive environment.
We are extremely proud that our students fulfil their potential and foster the core values of RMGS and leave us as curious, happy and resilient young people who are ready to contribute to further education and to society as a whole.
Mrs Agnes Hart
We have a broad curriculum including Art & Design, Drama, Music and three modern foreign languages, which means there is an opportunity for all students to flourish and thrive. Our learning facilities are well resourced with modern teaching suites, a Sixth Form study area, a sports centre, a dance studio, computing facilities and a refectory.
We are fortunate to have highly skilled and caring staff who support students in their RMGS journey to achieve academic and personal success. We believe in fostering a relationship with our parents, students, governors and family of schools to provide a stimulating and rewarding education which goes beyond the classroom and contributes to the wider community.
Our curriculum reflects the needs and interests of high-ability students, but is also designed to be inclusive of students whose strengths lie in different areas.
Our curriculum is underpinned by our principles of philosophy, reading, oracy, understanding the wider world and debate (PROUD). In all Key Stage 3 subjects, the National Curriculum is extended to broaden the experience in ways that are appropriate for each student’s ability and strengths. In year 9, students choose their subjects to study for GCSE and in the Sixth Form we aim to provide as wide a range of suitable subjects as possible: typically around 25 different subjects are available in the Sixth Form. We provide comprehensive careers education to support students’ progression.
Students also undertake a wide range of educational experiences aimed at enriching and extending their abilities and understanding, preparing them for life in the twenty-first century. Throughout the various groups of years, there is an emphasis on cross-curricular links, on educational trips and visits, foreign exchanges, and on building positive and valuable links with the local and wider community, including other schools in the Rainham Mark Educational Trust.