Rickmansworth School was originally opened in the mid 1950’s for some 500 students. The school has grown since that time to current numbers of around 1250 with a variety of older and modern buildings spread over a 20+ acre site. The large playing fields enables the school to have 5 football and rugby pitches during the winter months, which are then converted to cricket and athletic fields for the summer.

Rickmansworth School has invested in excess of £5M over the past 3 years in renewing and upgrading its buildings and facilities. This started in 2011 with replacement and insulation of all flat roof coverings and the installation of a new electrical sub-station, which has enabled the school to future-proof for new developments, including the recent replacement of main computer servers.

In 2012 the school then embarked on its largest building programme for a number of years with the construction of a new sports centre with a four-hall badminton court sized sports hall, fitness suite, dance studio, 3 classrooms and an IT suite and a large Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA). During the construction period the spoil removed to create the sports centre was recycled on site and used to re-grade some land at the bottom of the site and create an additional playing field.

A Safeguarding Project was recently completed which entailed the installation of security fencing and electronic entrance and exit gates. Areas of hard-standing have been resurfaced, external lighting upgraded and boilers replaced to improve the overall environment for our children.

The swimming pool has undergone an extensive refurbishment that has touched every area of the building and created a brand new resource for the school. Finally, an extension to the dining facilities has been completed enabling the school to offer meals and more seating in a modern, warm and safe environment.

Future plans:

The school will continue to bid for further capital investment to improve its facilities and priorities include a window replacement programme, further refurbishment of classrooms, rebuilding the gym block to create additional teaching spaces, and improving the library.

Following the appointment of Pabulum, the school’s catering contractor, a cashless system for school meals has been introduced.