Student Support: Year 9
Being in Year 9 at Rugby Free offers an exciting and dynamic experience for students. Your child will find themselves immersed in a vibrant and supportive environment that emphasises both academic achievement and personal development. At this stage, students will be encouraged to explore a new range of subjects by choosing their GCSE options at Easter, enabling them to discover their own passions and interests. The school's commitment to students will foster resilience, respect and a sense of collaboration among students.
Year 9 provides opportunities for individual growth, with engaging lessons and a supportive network of teachers. Your child will be encouraged to take on new challenges, develop critical thinking skills, and expand their knowledge across various subjects.
At RFSS, Year 9 is a pivotal stage where students can thrive academically and personally, building a solid foundation for their future endeavours.
Meet the Head of Y9 - Mr Hallmark
Mr Hallmark has been a member of staff at RFSS for 4 years. He is a specialist in Science and has interests in sports, fashion, fitness and mental health and well-being.
Working within the pastoral team has always been a real passion of his. To this end, Brandon has also supported students in improving attendance, working specifically with male students to improve attainment and is in the process of creating a social mental health mentoring group within school.
To further enhance his leadership skills, Brandon has recently completed an NPQ in leading behaviour and culture, demonstrating a commitment to creating a nurturing and inclusive school environment.
Dealing with the challenges that students face and being able to support their safeguarding needs has been a privilege and a responsibility he has truly enjoyed.