Dr Llewelyn spent an enjoyable morning at the Royal Alexandra & Albert School in Reigate, touring the school and its magnificent grounds and meeting the staff team, pupils and the interim executive head David Blow. She also joined a maths lesson!
During her school tour, the High Sheriff learned from pupils about the school’s diversity and inclusivity, and it is always easy to get help from a ‘peer support’ or teacher. They also loved the boarding houses’ homely feel and told her all about the hobbies or sports they enjoyed and their ambitions for when they leave school.
Then, Dr Llewelyn congratulated the school chefs on their reputation for producing excellent food and enjoyed a delicious tea with pupils in the magnificent Gatton Park House.
About 12% of the school’s boarding places are reserved for Foundationers – pupils part-funded or funded by the Royal Alexandra & Albert School Foundation, charities, trusts, benevolent funds and local education authorities. Foundationers may have lost parents, have a parent that’s chronically ill, or have been abandoned or abused, or a parent can no longer meet their needs.