Truth, Compassion, Wisdom
|Bruce, ACT, Australia|
|Type||Independent, Coeducational, Day school|
|Denomination||Anglican Church of Australia|
|Established||11 February 1984|
|Enrolment||1600 (Pre-K – 12)|
|Colour(s)||Maroon, White & Navy Blue
Founded in 1984, the College is named after Bishop Lewis Bostock Radford. It has a non-selective enrolment policy, with an equal balance of boys and girls, and currently caters for over 1,600 students from pre-kindergarten to Year 12.
Radford was established on 11 February 1984, its foundation stone having been laid on 30 April 1983. Under founding principal Jock Mackinnon AM, the College opened with 240 students and 21 staff. Professor T.B. Millar AO served as the inaugural chairman. Radford presently has more than 1,600 students enrolled across its Junior (pre-kindergarten to Year 6), High (Years 7-10) and Senior Schools (Years 11-12). Results of year 12s performing with an ATAR (or UAI) over 99 were released in the school news report. However this was discontinued as of 2013.
|1984– 1989||Jock Mackinnon AM (formerly headmaster of Pulteney Grammar School)|
|1989– 1992||Peter Casson|
|1993– 2000||Graeme Wigg|
|2001– 2008||Dr David Mulford (currently headmaster of Newington College)|
|2009– 2013||Phillip Heath (formerly headmaster of St Andrew's Cathedral School)|
|2014– Present||Fiona Godfrey (formerly headmaster of St Peter's Collegiate Girls' School)|
Junior School pupils undertake the International Baccalaureate Primary Years programme. The High School operates a core curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography and Physical education as well as various electives including languages.
In the Senior School, students work toward the Year 12 Certificate, a credential awarded to ACT secondary students on completion of their studies. Radford offers a range of courses leading to an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), in addition to accredited courses for students not desiring to enter university. In 2011, more Radford students sought tertiary entrance than any other school in Canberra, with 93% of students receiving an ATAR. Radford has a record of academic success, with its Year 12 graduates achieving the highest median ATAR of all ACT schools in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
- Prince Viliami of Tonga, The Prince Ata, younger son of King Tupou VI
- Aaron Ayre – Wicket keeper for the ACT Comets
- Nicholas Bishop – Australian actor
- Katherine Calder – Professional Skier and Winter Olympian
- Ryan Carters – First class cricketer for Victoria
- Alistair Coe – Member of the ACT Legislative Assembly
- David Dawson – First class cricketer for the Tasmanian Tigers
- Anna Flanagan – Professional hockey player for the Hockeyroos
- Chloe Hosking – Professional cyclist for HTC-Highroad Women
- Nick Kyrgios – Professional tennis player
- Sam Michael – Technical director for the Williams F1 team
- Kaz Patafta – Professional soccer player for the Newcastles Jets
- Tom Rogic – Socceroo, Futsalroo, Nike 'The Chance' Winner, and professional soccer player for Celtic in the Scottish Premier League.
- K. J. Taylor – author of The Land of Bad Fantasy and The Dark Griffin
- Jesse Wagstaff – Professional basketball player for the Perth Wildcats
- Strategic Plan 2011-2015 Accessed 21-12-11
- History and Location Accessed 21-12-11
- Junior School Accessed 21-12-11
- High School Accessed 21-12-11
- Senior School Accessed 21-12-11
- BSSS 2011 Overview Accessed 21-12-11
- "Students with ACT Tertiary Entrance Statements". Annual Report 2004-2005. ACT Department of Education and Training. Retrieved 2011-12-21.
- "Radford Tops School Tertiary Rankings". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2011-12-21.
- "Students with ACT Tertiary Entrance Statements". Annual Report 2006-2007. ACT Department of Education and Training. Retrieved 2011-12-21.
- "Parents in Dark on UAI Results". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2011-12-21.
- "Colleges Roll Out Rush for Uni Spots". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2011-12-21.
- "Radford Pulls Rank with Exam Scores". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2011-12-21.
- "School Exam Scores Slip". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2011-12-21.
- "On course for bright futures after ATARs". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-12-20.
- Royal Ark, Tongan Genealogy details
- Nicholas Bishop Biography Accessed 21-12-11
- "Comets focus on former Canberrans". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2011-12-21.
- Alistair Coe Speech Accessed 21-12-11
- "Flanagan picked in Roos". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2011-12-21.
- Annual Report 2010 Accessed 21-12-11
- Nearpost Football Blog Accessed 21-12-11
- Sydney Morning Herald Accessed 4-11-12
- Jesse Wagstaff - 2008-09 Men's Basketball