Welcome to the Rushmoor School website

Coronavirus Update 


We were pleased to welcome back to the school site pupils from our junior classes, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 on Monday 22nd June 2020. 


We welcomed back Year 10 and Year 12 pupils to the school site on the 15th June 2020.  25% of these senior cohorts are allowed on site at any one time, so a rota system is in operation.  Our focus for those wishing to come into school is to concentrate on practical lessons to support the on-line learning they have been receiving via Microsoft Teams lessons throughout the lock-down period.  


On the 1st June 2020 we welcomed back a small proportion of our pupils who chose to return from Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6.  


Families with children returning to the school site received detailed instructions and copies of the risk assessment, outlining the procedures in relation to the health, safety and well-being of all pupils and staff entering the school premises. 


Rushmoor and St Andrew’s Schools Alliance are following the Government’s guidelines.  Families can choose if they wish to send their child into school.  Those not returning are continuing with our virtual lessons using Microsoft Teams or SeeSaw.    We are pleased that our virtual teaching and learning has received excellent feedback from our families, with face-to-face conference call lessons, set assignments and even assemblies provided.     


As the Government sets out further instructions, we will update our families accordingly.   In the meantime, stay safe.   


With our very best wishes 


Ian Daniel



Investing in the future 

In September 2013 Rushmoor and St Andrew’s Schools formed an alliance.  They now work under the guidance of one Governing Body under the leadership of one Principal. 


Across the Rushmoor and St Andrew’s Alliance, in recent years we have received national recognition from The Independent Schools Association in the following categories:-


Winner – Award for outstanding provision for learning support.

Winner – Award for outstanding provision in sport.

Winner – Award for excellence and innovation in early years provision.

Winner – Award for financial innovation.


We have also been a finalist for the ‘Award for Excellence’.  


We have purchased a 40 acre site and are now actively planning for our formal merger and move to a modern, purpose-built educational setting.


We are very pleased to be investing in the future.   Our new site will provide classrooms offering stunning views across the Ouse Valley.   The new facilities will help to ensure our pupils thrive in the STEM subjects and the countryside location will be the perfect setting for a Forest School and outside amphitheatre. 


Our reputation for providing outstanding sports provision for all abilities means we will make good use of the additional space to provide enviable sporting opportunities.  We will also continue to invest strongly in performing arts and the creative design arts to ensure these important subjects are accessible for all our pupils.   


Planning the new site is an exciting opportunity to build on our strong ethos.  With 230 years of providing excellent education and pastoral support across both schools, we know the importance of meeting each child’s individual needs.  The formal merger and move to the new site will ensure we can continue to meet those needs long into the future.


We hope you find this website useful and of interest in finding the right educational setting for your son or daughter. It can be no substitute, however, for a personal visit to the school, giving an insight into school life and the unique ethos of Rushmoor. Please contact the Admissions Secretary to arrange a personal tour with the Principal. 


We appreciate the importance you attach to selecting the best independent school for your son or daughter; childhood is something which can be experienced only once. With this in mind, and the belief that children learn best when they feel happy and secure, we aim to develop in our pupils a lifelong interest in learning - one which encompasses the full range of intellectual, cultural, artistic and sporting achievements of our society.


In line with Charity Commission requirements we offer bursaries and scholarships at both Rushmoor and St Andrews. New applications are welcome at both schools for the next academic year. Bursaries are means-tested whilst scholarships are awarded for sports/arts/academic.








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As part of their work on a poem called 'The Kraken' by Alfred Lord Tennyson, Year 6 designed a DVD cover and wrote a blurb for an imagined movie inspired by the poem.  This excellent work belongs to Eros
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Rushmoor School moved from London to Shakespeare Road, Bedford in 1918. It was privately owned and educated children in the age range from eight to thirteen. In 1965, the owner announced her retirement and the closure of the School. At this time, a group of parents and friends persuaded her to...

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Future Events

Quiz Night Friday 20 March 7.30 pm St Andrew's School POSTPONED 

Auction of Promises Friday 2 October 7.00 pm  Pavenham Golf Club 

Summer Fayre Saturday 27 June 11.00 am - 1.30 pm St Andrew's School

Welcome BBQ for new and present parents Friday 11 September St Andrew's School 

 The PTFA exists as the social and fund-raising arm of the school's activities.

We organise different social events throughout the year, trying to involve as many children and parents as possible in events such as fetes, feature evenings, sporting events etc..

We are a group of volunteers, parents looking to be innovative and find new ways to support the children and the school.

In the last year, there have been a number of significant purchases, most recent being the mini bus lite and junior playground.

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