About Royal Russell School

A warm welcome

I am delighted that you have expressed an interest in our vibrant school. Our happy, vibrant and forward-looking community provides our girls and boys, from 3 to 18 years, with an outstanding range of excellent opportunities.

Our academic ambition, our dedicated staff and focus on each individual’s talents and strengths ensure success at each stage of the learning journey from Nursery through to the Sixth Form and university beyond.

We have outstanding teaching and classroom staff who give their expertise, their knowledge, their time and of themselves to ensure that we achieve every possible success for our pupils. Royal Russell staff are committed to make to ensure that our pupils are encouraged, nurtured and, if necessary, driven to achieve their goals. In the classroom, the Houses and in the myriad of challenges and opportunities that they experience beyond, it is the guidance and inspiration of the teaching staff that enriches the experience of us all.

Chris Hutchinson, Headmaster


Current Vacancies

see all our current job openings below!



  • Job Title

    Junior School Secretary

  • Location

    Croydon

  • Posted

    22nd September 2021

  • Salary

    TBC

  • Hours

    Part Time

  • Description

    Junior School Secretary (Part Time) 20 hours per week 14.00 – 18.00 Monday – Friday term-time (36 weeks pa) Are you a qualified and experienced School Secretary looking for your n ...

  • Job Title

    Minibus Chaperone

  • Location

    Croydon

  • Posted

    22nd September 2021

  • Salary

    c£10.23ph

  • Hours

    Term Time

  • Description

    Minibus Chaperone 12.5 hours per (6am to 08.30am) Mon-Friday during term-time (36 weeks pa) c£10.23ph Are you enthusiastic, energetic and willing to work as part of a friendly tea ...

  • Job Title

    Teacher of Business

  • Location

    Croydon

  • Posted

    17th September 2021

  • Salary

    Above SNS

  • Hours

    Part Time

  • Description

    Teacher of Business and/or Economics 0.4 fte January 2022 Are you a creative and inspiring teacher able to inspire our Economics and/or Business students to achieve success? Royal ...

  • Job Title

    Teacher of Chemistry

  • Location

    Croydon

  • Posted

    16th September 2021

  • Salary

    Above SNS

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    Teacher of Chemistry January 2022 Can you help our students to be at the leading edge of scientific learning? Our dynamic teaching team needs a Chemistry specialist to teach acros ...

  • Job Title

    School Nurse

  • Location

    Croydon

  • Posted

    10th September 2021

  • Salary

    £50,000pa (pro rata)

  • Hours

    Full Time,Part Time

  • Description

    School Nurse Monday to Saturday shift pattern (worked during Term Time of 36 weeks + 2 weeks) £50,000pa (pro rata) We are seeking to appoint a qualified Nurse (RGN/RSCN/HCPC) to j ...

Staff Benefits

What we offer

  • Pension Scheme Support Staff
  • All Royal Russell support staff between the ages of 16 and 75 are eligible for the Royal Russell Aviva Pension Scheme (RRAPS). If you wish to join the pension scheme, the School will pay 7% of your basic salary into the scheme. Staff may also choose to contribute personally to the scheme.

  • Life Insurance Support Staff
  • All Staff receive life cover at 3 x annual salary through the School’s own insurance policy provided by Canada Life.

  • Pension Scheme Teaching Staff (TPS)
  • All Royal Russell teachers between the ages of 18 and 75 are eligible to belong to this scheme and will become members unless they manually opt out themselves. Teaching Staff are also eligible to join the Royal Russell Aviva Pension Scheme (RRAPS) and make a minimum 7% employee contribution to that scheme.

  • Life Insurance Teaching Staff
  • All Staff receive life cover at 3 x annual salary (depending on pension arrangements) through the TPS or Canada Life if in RRAPS Pension scheme.

  • Free Parking
  • Ample on-site parking is available to all staff. We also have excellent public transport links via rail, bus and Croydon Tramlink, which stops outside our school.

  • School Meals
  • Free lunch may be taken in the school dining hall when the kitchen is in operation. Healthy well balanced meals are available. Breakfast and supper are provided to staff working unsocial hours at the start or end of the school day, and at weekends where appropriate.

  • Holidays
  • Support and operations staff working all year round receive 30 days paid annual leave each year plus 8 public/bank holidays, pro rata for part-time staff.

  • Training and Development
  • We show loyalty to our staff through training and advancement opportunities. The school will provide financial support to staff undertaking external courses of study that are of benefit to us and the member of staff. Every member of staff has access to EduCare an e-learning service designed specifically for the education sector. The service combines a broad range of online courses.

  • Employee Assistance
  • Royal Russell subscribes to the Education Support Partnership, which offers a free and confidential telephone counselling service and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and includes up to 5 face to face counselling if required.

  • Fitness and Well-being
  • Our on-site swimming pool, strength and conditioning room, gym, floodlit astro-turf and tennis courts can be used by staff at designated times. The school cross-country course provides a testing challenge for the more energetic! We also have a strength and conditioning and physiotherapy team who can offer advice to staff and build fitness plans.

  • Medical Centre
  • We are extremely fortunate to have our own Medical Centre on site, with three fully qualified nurses which staff can use for friendly support and advice.

  • Parental Leave
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity, Parental and Adoption Leave benefits all contribute to our first rate offering to staff with families.

  • School Fees
  • Staff are entitled to a discretionary discount of up to 50% on Royal Russell school fees (pro rata for part-time and term time posts).

  • Before and After School Care
  • A highly subsidised Breakfast Club and after school Crèche is available to all staff with children in Royal Russell Junior School.

  • Childcare
  • Unfortunately, the Government closed the Childcare Vouchers scheme to new entrants on 4th October 2018. For help with childcare choices follow the following link: https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

  • Swimming
  • Staff and children of staff are entitled to a 25% discount on the Royal Russell Learn to Swim programme.

  • School uniform
  • All staff can receive a 10% discount on school uniform at Hewitts of Croydon and sports kit from Dreamsport.

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    Royal Russell is an exceptional independent Day and Boarding school for girls and boys from Nursery to Sixth Form.

    The School's motto 'non sibi sed omnibus' (Not for oneself but for all) is at the heart of our ethos.

    Royal Russell is a happy, successful, forward-thinking school, providing an education that is a personal experience for every child.

    You’ll be joining a team of enthusiastic and talented operations and support staff, who give their energy, time and passion to ensure that every student achieves the very best they can.

    Our girls and boys are remarkable and a pleasure to teach. They are tolerant, respectful, fun and giving. We expect them to work hard, support each other and take risks in the pursuit of personal development and to become confident and resilient young adults. Our students perform exceptionally well in their public examinations, achieving our best ever A level results in 2015, and continue to their first choice universities.

    We provide a rich and varied programme of co-curricular activities, excursions and cultural experiences for all students to enjoy, including our Combined Cadet Force, Model United Nations and regular national and international educational and sporting trips and visits. Our support and operations staff are fully involved in supporting this programme outside of the core school day.

    Our students matter to us. They are nurtured, valued and praised and given opportunities and challenges where they are allowed to enjoy their success and learn from their failures. Effort and endeavour is recognised and rewarded and not doing one’s best is simply unacceptable.

    We are a family school, with a strong sense of community. Positive relationships with our parents are crucial and our staff take the time to build and nurture productive partnerships.

    We have an exciting and ambitious development plan that embraces new technology and provides for significant investment in new facilities, including the building of new boarding accommodation as part of a wider property development master plan.

    If we are a school that appeals to you, and you are looking to make your mark, get involved and make a difference, I look forward to hearing from you.

    Chris Hutchinson, Headmaster

    Our Mission & Values

    What are we striving to achieve at Royal Russell School?

    Royal Russell is an inclusive school which provides a high quality academic education for our girls and boys. We seek to develop the best of our pupils, staff and families within a vibrant community; one which cares and shows mutual respect for all and celebrates the success of each individual as part of the whole.

    'non sibi sed omnibus' (Not for oneself but for all) is at the heart of our ethos.

    All members of the School community are encouraged to give of their best and to share their talents with, and for, others. The School motto, non sibi sed omnibus, fosters the true meaning of identity and self and challenges us to acknowledge our responsibilities and duties to the communities to which we belong; locally, nationally and internationally.

    We nurture pupils’ intellectual, social, physical, artistic, cultural, moral and spiritual development, encouraging an enjoyment of learning, a spirit of enquiry and the pursuit of academic excellence, within a safe and stimulating learning environment.

    We offer pupils a broad and balanced curriculum and co-curricular programme, for acquiring knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes in preparation for Higher Education, the world of employment and lifelong learning as citizens of the world. We promote spiritual and moral values through Christian principles, emphasising honesty, integrity, generosity, respect for other people and the environment, and an appreciation of other races, religions and ways of life.

    We enhance pupils’ self-awareness and self-confidence, enabling them to develop their leadership skills; to value their own and others’ efforts and achievements and to develop a sense of care and responsibility for the School community and for wider society.

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