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Rydens Enterprise School RES PTA Winning Quiz Team

Our latest quiz night was a great success. 15 teams battled it out over 8 rounds of questions. With less than 3 points between the top 3 teams it was a closely fought contest. The eventual winners ‘Simple Minds’ proving they weren’t quite so simple after all !

The next fundraising event is RES LET’S ROCK on Friday 16/6 featuring ‘The Mixtape’ … a 4 piece rock & pop party band from Brighton. Now in its 4th year this live music and BBQ evening is always popular so mark the date in your diaries. More information coming soon.

Click on the link to hear a demo of the band

Sainsbury's Active Kids

Yes we are collecting please send your vouchers in to Student Services.

Claremont Halloween Fair 2016
Friday, 21 October 2016 00:00

Claremont Halloween Fair 2016

Rydens Enterprise School RES Claremont Halloween Fair 2016

Claremont House held our ever famous Halloween Fair at lunchtime today and was as spooooooky and spectacular as ever !. On offer there were Chocolate dipped apples, a TomTomBola, Oreo and Malteser Milkshakes, Yucky Dip!, Flippin Bottles, Liquid Nitrogen Icecream, cake stalls, Halloween sweets and goodies plus lots more.

Rydens Enterprise School RES Claremont Halloween Fair 2016

There was also the amazing Raffle by Year 10 student Pippa Sceats of tutor group C8. Pippa had 3 amazing prizes of Halloween urns filled with goodies.

Rydens Enterprise School RES Claremont Halloween Fair 2016

The raffle was drawn by Mrs Payne (Head of School) at the end of lunch at the lucky winners were….

1st Prize – Matthew Kodicek (R4)
2nd Prize – Hannah Francis (W8)
3rd Prize – Katy Gunn (H8)

A fabulous end to an busy term.. Rest up Claremont house and thank you for all your amazing work.  See you in a week’s time.

Rydens Enterprise School RES Claremont Halloween Fair 2016

Miss Walshe & Mrs Maton

Year 11 Big Interview Day
Thursday, 20 October 2016 00:00

Year 11 Big Interview Day

Rydens Enterprise School RES Big Interview Day 2016

On Thursday 20th October volunteers from our local business community and beyond came to RES to support our Year 11 Big Interview Day.

Rydens Enterprise School RES Big Interview Day 2016

As an Enterprise School we are committed to preparing students in the best way possible for their future working lives and at the end of Year 10 students took part in workshops to produce their own CV and writing a covering letter for a job that have an interest in for when they leave school. These are the documents that would form the basis of the interview today with their interviewer.

27 volunteers arrived at RES from a range of different businesses to start the task of interviewing around 200 students in one morning! We had an amazing response this year from the following companies ~

RES Big Interview Day Company Logos

Without such support this day would not be possible so we are enormously grateful for all that took time out of their valuable working day to help our students.

Rydens Enterprise School RES Big Interview Day 2016

Students spent time with their interviewer discussing the job role, their qualities and the job they had applied for whilst the interviewer asked them many different questions which they may face in a real interview situation. This experience of applying for a job and having an interview will be in some cases the first time some of our students have had a real-life interview. The students were given feedback from the interviewer which they can use along with interview skills to take forward with them and use when they find themselves in a real life interview situation either for a job or a college place. All students also received a Certificate signed by their interviewer to confirm their attendance of the day.

Rydens Enterprise School RES Big Interview Day 2016

If anyone is interested in volunteering in next year’s Big Interview Day please contact Sarah Maton ~ Deputy Head of Claremont House and Business & Enterprise Co-ordinator on 01932 242994 x361 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Visit to Princess Alice Hospice
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 00:00

Students from Richmond visit the Princess Alice Hospice

On Wednesday 19th October four students from Richmond visited the Princess Alice Hospice (PAH), West End Lane, Esher. The purpose of the visit was to get an insight into how funding raised by Richmond House last year has been used at the Hospice.

Rydens Enterprise School RES Princess Alice Man Shed

Summer (year 8), Kieran (10), Eliza (11) and Anisha (11), were given a full guided tour by Claire and Tim who are fundraising partners at the PAH. Claire discussed how the hospice provides a holistic approach towards therapy and treating patients to help promote health and well-being. We saw this type of therapy in action when we visited the ‘Man Shed’, a place where patients (men and women) can go and take part in carpentry activities and build things for use around the hospice. The ‘Man Shed’ was opened on Monday 20th June 2015 by John Inverdale and cost £100,000 build. At the end of the tour the students handed over a cheque for £1,713.11 that was raised by Richmond students during the 2015/16 academic year. Thanks to the amazing generosity of the local community and the exceptionally hard work that students in Richmond have put in at RES, this project was made possible.

Rydens Enterprise School RES Princess Alice Man Shed

We are looking forward to raising lots more money in 2016/17 and are starting the year with the Challenge the Teacher week, and the Santa 5K Fun Run on Sunday 27th November in Bushy Park.

Click the link to read the Thank You letter from Princess Alice Hospice

RES Apprentice 2017 Round 1
Thursday, 13 October 2016 00:00

RES Apprentice 2017 Round 1

BP International Centre for Business & Technology

Fifteen, Year 12 students from RES started out on their journey to be crowned the next RES Apprentice winner.

Rydens Enterprise School RES Apprentice 2017

This competition sees students face 4 gruelling rounds working in groups, pairs and then individually throughout the competition. Following a series of eliminations at each round the remaining 4 go through to face an individually based task, these will be presented at the Grand Final in February 2017. The tasks in the competition are all business related and set by our local business contacts who have kindly offered to sponsor each of the rounds. Throughout the competition students are encouraged to be entrepreneurial, articulate, committed and confident and need to impress.

Supported by BP we headed to their site in Sunbury on Thames for the 1st round of this competition. Welcomed by Saul Moorhouse, students were given an informative tour of their Upstream Engineering Centre before being lead to the training room for the day which would become their base to work on the task set to them.

Rydens Enterprise School RES Apprentice 2017

The Task

In the Retail Fuel market, differentiation is challenging. Consumers generally buy fuel on either a cost of location (convenience) basis. Whilst the quality of their fuel remains essential, BP also need to demonstrate differentiation to their consumers when it comes to their forecourt offers.

BP Retail wanted to address these frustrations and provide their customers with a more positive customer experience when using a BP forecourt.

Rydens Enterprise School RES Apprentice 2017

Students worked in groups of 3 and they were tasked with developing and presenting a compelling offer that they believed will enable BP Retail to provide a differentiated experience to their consumers, one that drivers would preferentially choose to buy their fuel from a BP forecourt. They were to deliver their concept to a small team of Senior Level Leaders who were to make up the judging panel. The student teams were;

Team 1Jack Saunders, Dani De Freitas & Rosie Chapman
Team 2Joe Taylor, Hayden WoodJacob Levy Davies
Team 3Saqlain Ahmed, Adam Lamont & Joe Rolfe
Team 4Max Hirst, Charlie Lees & Lana Robinson
Team 5Samuel Maton, Oscar Rolfe  & Daniel Herbert

Each team watched each other's presentations which ranged from Fast fuel light up pumps to show you which lane is free, pay stations at each pump, rewards initiatives and triple points ideas, pre-order shop and petrol idea with your order being ready to collect when you arrive. Each idea that the teams came up with was well delivered and explained by the team members. They had researched the feasibility of their ideas and answered questions fired to them at the end of the process.

Rydens Enterprise School RES Apprentice 2017

The judges gave feedback to each team and put 4 teams through with one team being fired.

The teams going through were:

Team 1, Team 2, Team 3 & Team 5. We say goodbye to Team 4: Max, Charlie and Lana.

Rydens Enterprise School RES Apprentice 2017

A huge well done to all students who put themselves forward to take part in this competition and good luck to those going through to the next round which will take place on the 18th November at IBM’s Emerging Technology Centre at Hursley, Hampshire.

Round 3 will be on the 8th December at The Bingham Hotel, Richmond.

For information about being involved with The Apprentice Competition please contact Sarah Maton - Deputy Head of Claremont House and Business & Enterprise Co-ordinator on either 01932 242994 X361 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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