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At Rugby Free Secondary School, we recognise the importance of a smooth, positive transition from primary school to secondary school.


We understand that this may be a stressful time for both students and parents. Therefore we work very closely with students, parents and our feeder primary schools to ensure that the process is as stress free as possible. Deciding where to send your child to secondary school is a huge decision and one which must be taken early on.

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We ensure that the 
transition process 
is as stress free as 


Why don't you come and visit us?

In order to help you make the decision on whether RFSS is the right school for your child, we invite you to join up for our Open Evening held at the beginning of each academic year.


During the Open Evening you will have the chance to meet the leadership team, teaching staff, support staff and discuss all aspects of school life. You can visit our excellent facilities and see examples of students work as each department showcases what they have on offer. There will also be the opportunity to hear directly from the Headteacher during one of the talks held throughout the evening.


Please keep an eye on our website and social media pages for dates, times and links to book in for the evening. If you would like to see the school but can't wait until one of our Open Evenings then you can watch our virtual tour, the video for which is shown below.


Admissions Policy 2023-24

Click HERE for the In Year Admissions Application Form

This form is only to be used for in year admission applications for Year 8 - Year 11 for the 2023-2024 academic year. 

Year 7 in year admission applications are managed by Warwickshire County Council until the end of the Autumn Term.  At the start of the Spring Term, the above form can then be used.

  • Kindness
    We regularly give ‘shout outs’ for staff who have gone above and beyond and demonstrated an exceptional display of one of our values We encourage and try to support flexible working requests and promote ‘family values’ as something that makes the workforce distinctive. We try to ensure staff have the opportunity to attend personal events or celebrations when requested and within agreed time frame.
  • Collaboration
    We have an active Staff Wellbeing committee who meet regularly to discuss staff wellbeing and workload. We provide all new staff with a ‘buddy’ to provide support and advice. We plan a variety of staff social events across the year. We provide staff with a free lunch on the day of their duty. We have regular staff breakfasts, provide food on all CPD days and occasional treats such as Pizza!
  • Curiosity
    We invest heavily in staff CPD and both promote and support opportunities to develop staff. We provide opportunities for all staff to network and visit other schools to improve their practice and share great ideas.
  • Respect
    We have a Staff Room, where staff can meet, work and even socialise Each faculty has its own staff work room We have regular appraisal conversations to discuss career progression
  • Resilience
    We promote resilience through our reflective CPD pathways. We have an area in the staff room dedicated to wellbeing which is used to promote health and wellbeing. We share weekly health and wellbeing information.
  • Endeavour
    Promote a work life balance by being considerate when sending emails and holding meetings. We will endeavor to celebrate our staff and their achievements on a regular basis, for example; a black tie celebration evening.
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