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Day in the life of a Rendcomb College student

At Rendcomb College, each day is different from the next. From unleashing that creativity in the classroom to catching up with friends in the evening, we’re here to offer an unforgettable experience, and first-class education rolled into one.

Settling into Park House is as easy as 1,2,3. And so getting up in the morning feeling refreshed and rejuvenated after a good night’s sleep should be no exception. 

Whilst  boarding, you’ll enjoy a comfortable, spacious living area, where you can wake up ready for the day ahead.

It’s time for breakfast, so you’ll need something healthy but sustainable – food to increase concentration and keep you energised is always an added bonus. Enjoy the most important meal of the day from your self-catering apartment, or, if you choose to, head down to the dining hall for a large bowl of creamy porridge, fresh fruit, or a proper English cooked breakfast before classes begin.

Now, it’s onto the important part – learning. 

From nursery to early years, we offer small classes and a generous ratio of teachers-pupils. This helps grow confidence as the children learn to engage with others, as well as enables pupils to get some great one-on-one time, and more focus with the teacher. The National Curriculum is used as a stable framework, from which children are encouraged to grow creatively, and be nurtured into their own person. 

When taking GCSEs, there’s no end to what educational excitement each day can hold. With 10 to choose from, the core subjects consist of the three sciences, two English specialities, and maths. From there, students can embrace their personal tastes and begin down chosen career paths, with subjects including art, drama, further maths, design technology, and PE all at their fingertips. 

As it’s such an important stage in every young adult’s life, we offer plenty of nurturing and advice, as well as the opportunity to discuss subject choices with teachers, and more senior members of staff, such as the Deputy Head. 

For Sixth Formers, students can take their educational choices to the next level, working towards A-Level and BTEC qualifications, to set them off into adulthood. 

You’ll also likely find yourself with some free periods throughout the week, and if so, the ones first thing can be put to fantastic use. Head to the library to get some extra study time in whilst you’re feeling fresh and ready to tackle the day. 

Lunchtime and dinnertime are much-loved affairs at Rendcomb; with a constantly-changing menu (on a three-week rotation), offering the best in fresh produce and delicious home-cooked meals, it’s no wonder the dining hall is a place is awash with pupils once lessons are over. Tuck into traditional dishes, such as lasagne and beef with Yorkshire puddings, or keep it light with a fresh salad from the salad bar, followed by fruit or something more comforting for desert. 

Once the working day is over, there’s several way pupils choose to unwind and relax. There’s a multitude of sporting activities on offer, including sports clubs, which are a great way to make new friends and socialise. 

Choose from tennis, rugby, cricket, netball, rounders, football, athletics; the list is vast and appealing to all different tastes. 

There’s also drama, music, and dance for the more creatively-driven, including ballet and contemporary. 

And when it comes to the weekend for those boarding, these can be mostly spent catching up with friends, taking time out to chill, watch films in the communal areas, getting a head-start on the next assignment in the library, or hitting the sports field to let off some steam. 

It’s all part of a day in the life of a Rendcomb student.