Ruislip High School

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Ruislip High School
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Type Academy
Headteacher Dr Martina Lecky
Location Sidmouth Drive
Local authority Hillingdon
DfE number 312/4023
DfE URN 140748 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 750
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Website RHS school website

Ruislip High School is a secondary comprehensive school in Ruislip, within the London Borough of Hillingdon. The school opened to a single intake of Year 7 pupils in September 2006, and was officially opened in a ceremony in March 2007. The school's first GCSE results were released in August 2011, by which time the school had reached being five-form entry.


The process of planning for a new school began in January 2005 when a group of architects and designers were selected to form a design.[1] Miller Construction Ltd was chosen in May of the same year to commence work on the site, which was required to prepare the greenfield land for the development.[2] The school was designed by the architects Scott Brownrigg, using various methods to reduce the school's energy consumption.[3]

The school opened to a single intake of Year 7 pupils in September 2006,[1] and was officially opened on 21 March 2007 with a ceremony including the burial of a time-capsule in the school grounds.[4]

Following the end of the 2010/11 academic year, the school's first headteacher, John Goulborn [1], announced his retirement. At the same time, the school received an "outstanding" rating from Ofsted, from an inspection carried out earlier in the year. This was the second time the school had been awarded the rating since opening.[5] In August 2011, the school recorded 81% of students achieving at least five A* to C grades in their GCSEs, excluding English and Mathematics. This came from a total of 151 students entered into the examinations.[6]

Professor Heinz Wolff gave a speech at Ruislip High's first presentation evening, on 16 November 2011.[7]

Previously a community school administered by Hillingdon London Borough Council, Ruislip High School converted to academy status in April 2014. However the school continues to coordinate with Hillingdon London Borough Council for admissions.

Sixth Form[edit]

In 2012 Ruislip High officially opened their sixth form. The sixth form includes a common room, study room, outside decking and reception. The sixth form has no specific uniform for the students however, appropriate clothing must be worn. The sixth form students enter this area through the side door using their specific ID cards. So far there have been 4 sixth form year groups and a 5th one is in plan.


Ruislip High, since opening has offered a variety of subjects to its lower year students and sixth formers. Including;

Maths, Further Maths (sixth form only), English Language/Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Media, History, Geography, PE, Textiles, Wood Work, Metal Work, Food Tech, Art, Business Studies, ICT, Cultural Studies, Sociology (Sixth form only), Psychology (sixth form only), Politics (Sixth form only- coming in 2015/2016), French, Spanish, Music, Drama, Travel and Tourism (Sixth form only),

Community use[edit]

Ruislip High also includes an Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts performing arts school,[8] and houses the South Ruislip Adult Education Centre.[9]

Appearance in film[edit]

Ruislip High represents the fictional school "Rudge Park Comprehensive" from The Inbetweeners television series and The Inbetweeners Movie.,[10] which began in 2008.[11]


  1. ^ a b "Ruislip High School and Adult Learning Centre". London Borough of Hillingdon. 8 October 2009. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Decisions Sheer Published By The Cabinet Office on 25th August 2009" (PDF). London Borough of Hillingdon. 25 August 2005. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Official Opening takes place at Ruislip High School". Scott Brownrigg. 2007. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "The School • RHS Official Opening - 21st March 2007". Ruislip High School. 2007. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  5. ^ Cracknell, James (14 July 2011). "Top rating for Inbetweeners school Ruislip High". Uxbridge Gazette. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "Outstanding GCSE Results". Ruislip High School. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  7. ^ Cracknell, James (17 November 2011). "Professor gives inspiring talk at Ruislip High School". Uxbridge Gazette. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  8. ^ Cracknell, James (28 September 2011). "Ruislip to host X-Factor style auditions". Uxbridge Gazette. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  9. ^ Cracknell, James (3 July 2010). "Plans for new South Ruislip library submitted". Uxbridge Gazette. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  10. ^ Cracknell, James (22 August 2011). "Ruislip enjoys box office success with Inbetweeners". Uxbridge Gazette. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  11. ^ "Third Time Unlucky for The Inbetweeners". Film London. 4 August 2009. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 

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Coordinates: 51°33′46″N 0°24′42″W / 51.56278°N 0.41167°W / 51.56278; -0.41167