Saint Ronan's School

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Let's Start

Saint Ronan's School

Let's Start

Headmaster's Welcome

When we designed our website, we wanted it to serve two main purposes: to keep our school community up to date with what is happening and to communicate to those outside a little more about who we are, what we stand for and what we are up to! Whatever your reason for looking at the website, I do hope that it conveys something of what makes Saint Ronan’s such a special place.

Saint Ronan’s was founded in 1883 in Worthing and moved to Hawkhurst in 1946, after war time evacuation to Devon. Over the years, it has evolved into a co-educational day and flexi-boarding school for children from 3 to 13+. It is set in the magnificent Tongswood estate, which offers 250 acres of excitement and adventure. The centre of it all is Tongswood House, a large and rambling Victorian mansion which was once the home of the Gunther family of ‘Oxo’ fame.

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Awards

Here are just a few of our awards from over the last few years.

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Best of the Best

Named as 'Best of the Best' Prep School for Innovation by The Week!

Muddy Stilletos - Best Sense of humour award

Highly Commended Experiential Learning category

This award relates to all the wonderful work that we are doing as a community in ‘Rewilding Tongswood’
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Muddy Stilletos - Best Sense of humour award

Finalist Best Sense of Humour - Muddy Stilletos

We are finalists in the Best Sense of Humour category (who knew?!) - we do things ‘differently’ at St R’s!
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2021 Tes Prep School of the Year

Winner This award is for continued excellence. ‘It recognises more than academic achievement, but innovation, imagination and efforts to develop children in ways that go beyond the league tables’.

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Shortlisted- Tes Prep School of the Year, Award for Wellbeing

The wellbeing initiative is specific to ways the school has improved mental health of the children during this period. This relates to the work of the community in the daily Radio and TV programmes during lockdown.

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Shortlisted- TES Independent Schools of the Year, Award for Marketing.

Finally, and ironically for a School that has no ‘Marketing department’, we were delighted to see recognition for maintaining and enhancing the reputation of St R. through marketing! This award recognises the Radio and TV as our strategy to promote the pastoral side of the school to a wider community. Sharing the ‘magic’! Marvellous.

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