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Art student reaches Semi-Final

Art student reaches Semi-Final

Year 12 fine Art student Alex West Reaches the Semi-Final Round of the ARTiculate Competition

We are delighted that Alex has reached the semi-final round of the ARTiculate competition. She was selected for her talk on Ed Ruscha’s ‘The Music from the Balconies - 1984’. The event was held at the Courtauld Institute of Art and Alex was well supported by her father, several RES students, Mr Berriman and Mr Field. The adjudicator -The Courtauld’s Dr Barnaby Wright- gave some of his reasons for selecting Alex in his positive feedback. He was impressed with “the quality, approach and analysis of the presentation”. He also praised Alex for her “choice of subject matter and for her insightful, passionate and personal response whilst engaging with the complexity of the work and unlocking it for the audience”.

ARTiculation 2017 and The Roche Court Educational Trust

To see news of the event and more, visit the ARTiculate website.

Alex will now compete in the semi-final round which takes place at the National Gallery on February 24th -with a chance to reach the final in March.

The ARTiculate competition at RES

ARTiculate is a national public speaking competition run by the Roche Court Education Institute since 2006. Over 3000 sixth form students from 5 UK REGIONS were involved in the competition in 2014. Alex competed against another nine students from the London area in this quarter-final. ARTiculate has already proved to be a fantastic artistic and critical experience for RES students. Participants of the competition take turns to present a 5-10 minute talk on an artwork of their choice, followed by questions about their chosen area. Alex was selected earlier in 2016 from a group including four other RES students (Elizabeth Ghalustians, Emilia Lamkin, Elena Male and Lana Robinson), who competed in the RES heat for the competition.

ARTiculation 2017 and The Roche Court Educational Trust

The competition culminates in March at an education Symposium held at Cambridge University. The Roche Court describes the Symposium as: ‘designed to engage students in looking at and talking about art and architecture, as well as offering an insight into university life.

The day includes:
-A key note lecture presented by an art historian
-Tours of the university art collections given by University of Cambridge undergraduates
-A university fair
-Q & A with the Tutors for Admissions and Access

A group of sixth form students including Alex are looking forward to being driven to the final with Mr Berriman in the RES minibus.

--Good luck at the National Alex!—

Mr Berriman - Head of Art & Design Technology Faculty

Donation from RAG Week

Donation from RAG Week

Rydens Enterprise School RES Sixth Form Rag Week

The Sixth Form Student Leadership Team, Mrs Blackiston and Mrs Payne proudly handing over the money raised during RAG week to Nina Malyon from Walton and Hersham Foodbank

Students from RES Sixth Form College were delighted to meet Nina Malyon from Walton and Hersham Foodbank in mid-December to hand over the proceeds from their fundraising activities over the term. The school carries out a range of fundraising activities over the year and students from the Sixth Form were keen to support such a worthwhile local charity.

Just before half term the Sixth Form Student Leadership Team organised a packed and vibrant RAG week offering games, competitions and food and drink to entice their fellow students to part with money for a good cause. Bushtucker Rydens and the servant auction were particular highlights and really captured the interest of the student body. The week was a phenomenal success and raised just short of £800.

In the build up to the Christmas break, students organised and delivered hampers to be distributed to those in need at a time of the year when struggling to make ends meet is even more keenly felt. Students and staff worked together to contribute items for the hampers and the Sixth Form students played the role of Santa in delivering them ready for the festive season.

The students themselves chose Walton and Hersham Foodbank to fundraise for. As a local charity that helps thousands of people each year, the students were keen to support the community of which it is a part and the fantastic work they do. The work of the Foodbank is increasing and support such as that provided by the school goes some way to help it continue to support those who need it most. The combination of food and monetary donations are vital to the charity.

The school and charity hope that in working together they can help to greater support the local community and that this is the start of an ongoing relationship with the foodbank.

Art Textiles - Work of the Week
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 00:00

Art Textiles - Work of the Week

This week we have the work of Year 11 student, Paula. The topic she chose for her mock assessment unit was based on the ‘Fantastic and Strange’. Paula looked at a whole range of weird and wonderful pieces including the work of Textiles artist Emily Hiller who created an oversized woven garment.

Textiles artist Emily Hiller's woven garment

Textiles artist Emily Hiller's woven garment

Paula produced a great sample to accompany this piece made from woven strips of grey jersey cotton but my choice for work of the week this week has to be the stunning drawing she did to go along side this critical study.

Amazing! Well done Paula!!

Rydens Enterprise School RES Art Textiles Work of the Week

Paula's woven strips drawing

RES Apprentice 2017 Round 3
Monday, 05 December 2016 00:00

RES Apprentice 2017 Round 3

The Bingham Hotel, Richmond, Surrey

Rydens Enterprise School RES Apprentice 2017

This boutique hotel is tucked away beside the river in Richmond-upon-Thames, the Bingham Hotel In Richmond is one of London’s most unusual boutique hotels, or ‘restaurant with rooms’: A Georgian townhouse overlooking the Thames, the Bingham Hotel is a chic retreat for romantic getaways, a gourmet bolt hole for gastronomic experiences, and a unique wedding and events venue. This Boutique Hotel offers something for everyone at The Bingham Hotel Richmond.

Upon arrival we were met by General Manager Erick Kervaon who gave the students an interesting background to the hotel and to some of the new businesses he has recently been involved in setting up with particular interest to The Alliance of Independent Restaurants. This is a new concept dreamt up by Erick in response to supporting and working with independent restaurants to help them as a group compared to the larger already established chains of restaurants.

A.I.R will support with procurement, HR & Legal work, Support Network and PR & Marketing.

Rydens Enterprise School RES Apprentice 2017

There is no joining fee and Erick and the 6 other shareholders are hoping to get well over 100 members (independent retailers) signed up for this business to be profitable. AIR guarantee that this will be returned through helping get cheaper prices for their food drink and insurance whilst also providing HR & Legal work, a support network, PR and marketing.

The students task in this round of the competition was to come up with some creative and innovative ideas to help achieve members of 100+ in the first 3 months of launch and to ensure that the shareholders of AIR and suppliers would all be profitable. Ideas were then to be pitched to Erick taking into consideration methods, time frames, cost and financial implications.

Team 1 – Oscar Rolfe & Jack Saunders
Their idea was for members to join AIR and in turn would get a members code which they could then use when approaching suppliers for their goods. AIR would refer their members to their suppliers. This in turn would pass 5% of sales to that member directly to AIR thus leading to a profit on each member’s order of supplies.

Team 2 – Adam Lamont & Joe Taylor
Adam & Joe had the idea of developing a tier based system: Gold, Silver & Bronze. A member chose what tier they wanted to be part of and although no joining fee what did happen is that each time they went to suppliers for stocks a variable percentage of the sale would go back to AIR. Each tier also gave the member company different services from AIR be it HR, Legal work ,support, PR and networking. They could set up the correct package depending on what their own company needed support with the higher the tier the more percentage from their purchase of supplies would go back to AIR.

Team 3 –  Rosie Chapman, Daniel Herbert & Joe Rolfe
This team was to create AIR-ONLINE. Again, with the idea of a 5% commission charge on members order of supplies. They were also to create an on-line booking system so guests wishing to book a table at the restaurant (member company). By guests booking through AIR a small charge could be taken from the member company each time the booking was made thus creating further profit for Air.

Rydens Enterprise School RES Apprentice 2017

After questioning each of the teams during their presentations Erick then gave feedback to all 3 teams and said what they could have done better and what ideas he liked. He also spoke to them about their presentation techniques and what they had learnt from the day. Some of the ideas he was quite keen on developing.

Erick chose a clear winner from the day which was Team 2– Well Done to Adam & Joe they are through to the final. The remaining 2 teams had to fight their corner and convince Erick why they should be put through to the final. After a lengthy debate Erick chose Team 1 – Oscar & Jack.

So,our 4 students in the Final of the RES Apprentice 2017 are :
Adam Lamont, Oscar Rolfe, Jack Saunders & Joe Taylor

The Final this year takes place in February and being hosted back at school in the Enterprise Suite at Confirmation of the date to follow.

For information about being involved with The Apprentice Competition please contact Sarah Maton - Deputy Head of Claremont House and Business & Enterprise Co-ordinator on either 01932 242994 X368 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Admissions 2018 Consultation

Consultation on Admission Arrangements for September 2018

The Interim Academy Board of Rydens Enterprise School and Sixth Form College as part of The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) will be consulting on proposed changes to the admissions criteria for September 2018. This consultation is open to all interested parties and the Interim Academy Board is distributing this communication to all parents/carers, local schools, local stakeholder groups and other admissions authorities.

The changes to the admissions criteria have been highlighted in bold/italic, the main changes being an increase in PAN to 300 and the inclusion of Burhill Primary School and Grovelands Primary School as named feeder schools as the academic year 2017/18 is the first year that these two primary schools will have a Year 6. The increase in our PAN is at the request of the local authority. We expect to move into our new school building (please see the update attached) in December 2017 and by September 2018 we will be able to accommodate 10 forms of entry. We would ask that you please, as appropriate, make parents and community/resident groups aware of this consultation process, either through your website, in your newsletter or on school notice boards.

Rydens Enterprise School and Sixth Form College joined The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) on 1 September 2016. As a result, THPT has become the Admissions Authority and we are required by law to consult for a minimum period of six weeks on changes to the admissions arrangements. The consultation period beings on 28th November 2016 and will end on 23rd January 2017. If you have any comments on the proposed changes to our admission arrangements please email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or write to The Chair of the Local Governing Body, Rydens Enterprise School and Sixth Form College, Hersham Road, Hersham, Walton on Thames, KT12 5PY.

The following documents are available by clicking the links below:

Proposed Admissions Arrangements 2018

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