Our Activities & Achievements
The school community was shocked to learn of the sudden death of school governor Jo Randle. Jo was the Chair of the Friends of Royal Liberty School as well as serving as a Parent Governor. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Gary and James.
Congratulations to our Year 11 students who performed so well in the GCSE examinations. Despite a 1.9% drop nationally in the A*-C pass rate in English, our results in the subject rose and are now well above the national average.
We were thrilled that Amy Williams – Olympic Gold Medallist was our guest speaker and presenter this year. In her excellent speech she described how she spent years planning and working towards her sporting goal of representing Great Britain in International competitions.
Dustbins, hosepipes and plastic food containers were just some of the “instruments” that formed part of a stomp-style orchestra last week.
The annual Royal Liberty School Junk Orchestra competition took place on Friday, featuring the whole of Year 7 performing on instruments made from recycled household materials.
Each class from the school in Upper Brentwood Road, Romford, had their own ochestra and were tasked with impressing judge and musician Malcolm Henderson in the battle to be crowned champions.
Essex Schools High Jump Champion - Congratulations to Aaron who is the Year 7 boys Essex schools High jump champion. Aaron represented Havering at this competition and cleared a height of 1.40m. This is an excellent achievement and is a result of Aaron's hard work, determination and commitment to Athletics. We look forward to Aaron leading a strong year 7 boys team at District Athletics on the 2nd July.
We took strong junior and intermediate boys teams to the Chelmsford Athletics stadium in May. It was a gloriously sunny day with many exceptional performances from the boys. It is a team event where pupils take part in different events earning points for their team. The junior boys (308) and the intermediate boys (281) were our best results for 3 years. The top individual performances came from Shane Johnson and Nathan Meskell who both earn themselves English Schools Athletics Gold awards. Well done to all students for a great day.
Mr Flynn launched the famous Royal Liberty rockets to start Easter with a bang.
A group of music students had the wonderful opportunity to play at a conference held at the British Museum in London. The students M Selby, A Harvey, D Smart, J Davies, S Faisal, F Hawksbee and M Lawes played a set of 5 songs all based on the theme of money.
The 14th – 21st March was RLS Science Week 2014. This was a programme of activities for both students of RLS and our community primary schools to celebrate our schools specialist science status. RLS students in KS3 completed activities such as project work on biodiversity, developed teamwork and engineering skills in building structures and used real life forensic techniques to collect evidence in solving a crime.
In addition to this, around 600 students from our community primary schools visited RLS to complete practical work on chemical changes and to observe the weird and wonderful creatures in the "Jaws and Claws" workshop.
9 students have been invited to join MENSA following their results in a recent test. Mensa is a national organisation that was formed to promote thinking and learning.
People must achieve an IQ score of 148 and above on the tests set by Mensa to be eligible to join the organisation.
We are committed to achieving high standards for all our students. Our expectations of students are high in terms of academic achievement and personal behaviour.
As a relatively small secondary school we believe that we have the opportunity to know each of our students as individuals. Respect for other people is one of our core values and this contributes to a strong school community. Students here are encouraged to take on leadership roles and responsibilities from an early age. We have a strong programme of extra-curricular activities and expect our students to make a positive contribution to school life.
With recent examination results above the national average and good Ofsted reports we offer an excellent education for boys of all interests and abilities.
The Royal Liberty School for Boys
Upper Brentwood Road