Radley has always inspired boys to become outstanding young men and we believe that our core values should never change: the timeless Christian qualities of humanity, compassion and understanding of others. Yet as the world changes, so we must look at things afresh: we must make our values and the educational opportunity we provide genuinely relevant in a world of technology and expanding diversity, cultures and attitudes. Our vision is to create global citizens of the future: those who care for and about others (citizens) and who can do so in any environment or place (global). We want all our boys to be ready to embrace the challenges of a future not yet realised.
To do this, we must seek an increased number of boys from different backgrounds; boys with different outlooks and experiences, from different social, cultural and economic circumstances. We must ensure a Radley education remains within the reach of families who might now find an education here beyond them. We must seek boys of talent in all areas: boys who will create a profound and lasting impact on those around them and on the world in which they live. And we must then make sure that the education we offer them is outstanding and lifelong in its effects.
I am a great believer that our core values should never change.
The Three Strategic Pillars
- People – providing opportunities for a greater number of talented and deserving boys, from diverse backgrounds, to enjoy the benefits of a Radley education.
- Place – ensuring that the school provides, and is known for providing, world-class teaching within world-class facilities.
- Purpose – giving all our boys the understanding, skills and global awareness to contribute positively to a changing world.
We invite you to watch three videos which can be found below: Our Vision for Radley, Thank you Radley and a recording of the Vision Event which took place in October 2016.
Frequently Asked Questions
We were delighted with the positive response to the event in October 2016 that we held in London; at that event, we asked for feedback and described the way in which we wanted to continue ‘the conversation’. This is not a short term process but rather a long-term vision; it is by its very nature organic, built on a series of values and principles, developing over time.
Working together, the Radley community (boys, staff, parents, old Radleians, friends of the College) can realise our vision. Vital to this is the mission of the Radley Foundation.