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The 'Flash' advert below was designed by Ben Cuff in year 7 to advertise the 'ICT MASTERCLASS', where students have learnt how to animate using flash and build their own games using 'GameMaker'.

We believe that students benefit enormously when they participate in our wide range of extra-curricular activities. School must be fun and must provide memorable experiences.

We are very successful in sport. Students can join a wide variety of clubs and school teams in our well-equipped sports hall, our gym, in our forty acres of playing fields or on our netball, basketball or tennis courts. Our students have achieved, either individually or in teams, District, County and National success. The House competitions draw in students from all years.

Our students can follow a wide range of creative endeavours in Art. They have opportunities to paint, draw or sculpt. They can make prints, photographs, jewellery, graphic designs or textiles. We exhibit locally and nationally.

We are renowned for our Drama. Our musicals draw in members of our local community by virtue of their quality alone. A Good Schools Guide Award for the best boys A level results in England in 2005 indicates the degree of
academic strength. House Drama competitions, school plays and Drama clubs allow participation at a variety of levels and many ex-students have established themselves as professional actors. For students interested in Music, our choirs, bands and orchestras allow for all tastes and talents to develop. The Yamaha Music School provides excellent new keyboards for all of our students to access during the school day and after. With Southern County Arts and through our own resources we can provide individual tuition in a wide range of traditional and modern instruments.

Departmental trips, chess club, Year 7 residentials, ski-ing trips, Young Enterprise Scheme, Art and languages trips to France, Christmas Cake Club and History trips to Belgium among others further enhance the experience of our students.


Library Carnegie Group

The CILIP Carnegie Medal is the most prestigious prize awarded annually for the best book for teenagers/children. Young people take part in the scheme by ‘shadowing’ the official judges’ reading and voting. RES has participated in Shadowing since 2002. Our Carnegie reading panel has members of all abilities, drawn from Years 7, 8, 9 and 10. All our readers are volunteers, and membership of the panel is very popular, because of the quality of both the books and the free biscuits! We also enjoy getting to discuss books with people from other years and houses that we would otherwise not have met before. Students who have participated in Shadowing are then invited to join the Library Student Books Committee which meets throughout the year and recommends new books for purchase.

To visit the RES Carnegie page and read book reviews etc, please click on the logo

Rydens Enterprise School and Sixth Form College, part of The Howard Partnership Trust. The Howard Partnership Trust: Registered Office: Lower Road, Effingham, Surrey, KT24 5JR. Registered in England and Wales. Company Number: 07597068. An exempt charitable trust.