The Character of Sir Thomas Rich's
Sir Thomas Rich’s is committed to preserving its status as an outstanding grammar school serving children and families from Gloucester City, Gloucestershire and beyond. We are committed to single sex education in Years 7 to 11 as the best means of fostering academic and personal self-confidence in boys.
We aim to maintain the current healthy demand for places. We plan to enhance our relationships with our feeder schools and other primary schools, particularly those that serve communities with higher than average levels of deprivation so that access to the School is widened. We will ensure that Rich’s reputation remains such that personal recommendation more than active marketing promotes the School.
Outstanding relationships between learners and teachers are the bedrock of Sir Thomas Rich’s success. We will recruit the very best teachers and train and develop them so that they promote the School’s high academic standards and stimulating intellectual environment. We will seek to maintain and enhance our reputation for excellence in sports and continue to develop the expressive arts. We aim to maintain the outstanding pastoral care our pupils receive, ensuring they develop tolerance, kindness, leadership and resilience.
Sir Thomas Rich’s will continue to develop the intellectual curiosity of its pupils through innovative management of curriculum change at GCSE and GCE A Level; providing pupils with high levels of core knowledge and understanding. Sir Thomas Rich’s aims to maintain and improve its facilities. Astute financial management and substantial fundraising will remain top priorities.
Sir Thomas Rich's and the Community
Sir Thomas Rich’s recognises the importance of sharing its knowledge and experience with others through local, regional and international partnerships and other forms of collaboration. Sir Thomas Rich’s will seek to develop its links with other schools in order to deliver outstanding continuing professional development, initial teacher training and school-to-school support.