Working closely with local communities
RET has worked in close partnership with parents, communities, and diocesan authorities to set up secondary schools. These schools are inclusive comprehensives with high academic standards, serving their locality and working as part of their local family of schools. Both RET, and the founding groups with whom we work, were firmly resolved that our schools would all be judged to be good or outstanding by OfSTED within two years of opening. This has been the case with all five schools inspected. For more information about our schools please follow the links to their websites:
Bristol Free School was opened in 2011. It was established by RET in partnership with Parents’ Voice, a local campaigning group.
Bristol's first intake of 72 children made progress in the top 25% of schools nationally. The school's English Baccalaureate success, and English and maths C+ grades were significantly above national average.
The school is heavily oversubscribed and at the request of its Local Authority increased its admissions number.
Becket Keys was established by RET in 2012 in partnership with local primary head teachers and the Diocese of Chelmsford. The school is heavily oversubscribed and opened its Sixth Form in state-of-the-art new facilities and celebrated its first set of A Levels in 2019.
Becket Keys received its first Ofsted inspection in May 2014 and was judged to be outstanding overall and in all four inspection categories.
King’s is an ecumenical Christian school, established by RET in 2013 in partnership with local parents. The school is affiliated to the Diocese of Chichester and has close ties with the Church of England and Church of England primary schools in Brighton and Hove.
King's received its first Ofsted inspection in June 2015 and was judged to be good with outstanding leadership and management, and outstanding behaviour. The School had a section 8 inspection in December 2018. Ofsted commented, “that the school has demonstrated strong practice and marked improvement in specific areas”. King’s School looks forward to its next inspection in the near future.
The school is oversubscribed.
St. Andrew's was established by RET in 2013 in partnership with the Classical Education Trust and the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain. It is the first Greek Orthodox secondary school to be established in the UK.
St Andrew was judged as good in all categories in its Ofsted inspection of November 2018. The school is oversubscribed.
Turing House established by RET in September 2015 in partnership with local parents. It is an inclusive comprehensive school, with a broad and balanced curriculum, specialising in science, engineering and music. Turing House has established a reputation for academic excellence, with such speed, that it is already heavily oversubscribed.
Turing House received its first Ofsted inspection in May 2018 and was judged to be good with outstanding leadership and management, and outstanding behaviour.