RSD has been helping boys and girls to fulfil their potential for over 400 years. Traditions are cherished but we are also a school committed to looking forward and embracing new opportunities. The personal development of young people is our focus and we encourage each boy and girl to learn about their favourite subjects, to find out about the world around them and to learn something about themselves. RSD is a caring community, underpinned by shared values, strong relationships and excellent pastoral care.
We are passionate about helping every girl and boy to enjoy school and to reach their potential. Opportunities to lead, take on responsibility and to operate as part of a team resonate throughout school life outside the classroom and in the wider community. Pupils are encouraged to be the best that they can be with a sense of resilience and integrity.
The Boarding Department offers both five and seven day boarding for boys and girls aged eleven to eighteen. The boarding houses are located in the heart of the school, and provide a warm, friendly, home-from-home environment where our pupils thrive.
Pupils are cared for by a team of boarding staff, including matrons, tutors and house parents. Staff are always on hand to offer support, advice and guidance, and ensure that pupils are supervised appropriately without unnecessary intrusion.