Welcome to Ralph Sadleir School.
At Ralph Sadleir School we are proud to achieve. Achievement at our school can mean many different things, one of them being academic excellence. We also encourage our pupils to give everything a go and to always try their best be it inside the classroom or during extra-curricular activities.
Ralph Sadleir School was founded in 1971 and has served the community of Standon and Puckeridge since its inception. The school became an Academy on 1st October 2013. Academy status means that we are able to get the best value for money and the highest quality for our pupils. We have more freedom to do what is most beneficial for our learners because every school has individual needs. It is very much about evolution not revolution because we want to use the academy status to continue to try to drive forward; enabling us to maximise the learning experience and therefore better equip our young people for the challenges they will face in their futures.
Education is very much a partnership between parents, the school and the pupils. We believe in giving children opportunities and experiences which go beyond the classroom enabling them to develop skills and interests that we hope will be lifelong. Our curriculum has a skills focus whereby children acquire a range of transferrable skills which they can use to be successful as learners in the future.
Ralph Sadleir is a school where children can feel safe within a happy, stimulating and attractive environment in which each child is encouraged to enjoy learning and develop a lively and enquiring mind. We also want children to develop the ability to question and discuss rationally; whilst applying themselves to tasks as they strive to reach their full potential in all aspects of school life.
In 2012 Ofsted judged that Ralph Sadleir is a good school with a number of outstanding features. “This is a good school. Pupils achieve well and their progress is improving. Teaching is good and meets the learning needs of pupils well. Pupils’ behaviour is good, they are well cared for and the school ensures they are safe.”
Our code of conduct is based around the notion of mutual respect. I have high expectations of the behaviour of students and staff. We operate in an environment where students have respect for learning, their peers and staff. Equally, our staff demonstrate their respect for students by delivering high quality lessons and treating them as individuals with differing needs.
We believe it is important to work closely with other local schools, thus ensuring that all pupils’ 4 – 19 education is as seamless and fulfilling as possible. In 2005, along with Freman College and Edwinstree Middle School, we achieved Specialist College status for Humanities. This has served to strengthen the relationship between the schools and others within the partnership.
If you would like to find out more then please come and see us in action, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Mr D Spong