The school week
In 2018, Head of College, Rob Jones, announced significant changes to the senior school timetable which saw the working week change from Monday to Saturday, to Monday to Friday, with sports fixtures and enrichment opportunities on Saturdays. Academic lessons are all taught Monday to Friday across a two-week timetable.
Mr Jones said: "I have reviewed the senior school timetable and evaluated how we might better meet the needs of our current and future pupils. We have focused particularly on Saturdays and have, following extensive consultation with parents, pupils and staff, created a new format which I am delighted to share."
The most significant change is to the Saturday timetable. Saturdays consist only of sports fixtures, field trips, enrichment activities, health and fitness classes and focused study time. The Saturday programme is compulsory for boarders and optional for day pupils while all pupils selected to represent the College in a sports fixture will be required to play.
Mr Jones said: "My desire was to create greater flexibility for families, to have more opportunity to complete work in school during the working week and to deliver an improved co-curricular programme while maintaining current teaching time. These changes will make a significant improvement to the education that we offer at the College, for boarders and day pupils, both in and out of the classroom."
A further improvement to the school week is the provision of wrap-around care for day families. Rendcomb will eliminate the late-stay fee for day pupils who wish to stay at school on weekday evenings offering parents and pupils greater flexibility. There will be just a small charge of £2.75 for supper.