Welcome to Robert Pattinson School. We are fortunate to have a large and relatively secluded site, with only one vehicular entrance. The school is well resourced, employs highly qualified teachers and support staff, and enjoys a great deal of support from parents and the local community in general because it is very successful in serving the needs of young people.
We were invited to become a Beacon School in 2001 and were the first school in Lincolnshire to be nominated for Language College Status. The School recognizes the importance of developing an understanding of Global issues incorporating this into its curriculum alongside an extensive international programme. This enables our students to respect and value different cultures. Staff have benefited from our international work through professional development offered both by our partner schools and with the support of the British Council, for visits to Russia and China.
In the same year we received a legacy from a local benefactor, John Smith Alexander, which allowed us to build and equip a new Music Block, named in his honour.
We celebrated our Golden Jubilee in 2003; when Sir Robert Pattinson opened the school he compared the standard of facilities favourably with those at public schools. Since then we have striven to improve these even further for the benefit of students and the wider community.
We were recognised as a high achieving Specialist School in 2005 and asked to apply for a second specialism. As well as gaining re-designation as a Language College we were granted Science and Mathematics Status in 2006. We are the only school in this area with this double status, and have just received confirmation of our third session as a Language College.
The school works closely with the neighbouring North Kesteven School to provide unparalleled opportunities for over 400 sixth form students as part of the North Hykeham Joint Sixth Form. Each school retains its own Sixth Form with its own identity.
Robert Pattinson School has played a major part in developing the Lincoln Specialist Schools Group, a soft federation of seven schools working together for the mutual benefit of their students, in curriculum development and enrichment, staff training and a virtual academy initiative.
As a foundation School we have an enterprising approach to challenging our students to play to their strengths and have a positive view of what they can achieve.