We’re always proud of our learner and staff achievements at R.E.A.L. and as we take a look back over the last 12 months, it’s easy to see just why we’re so proud.

RIS Ilkeston started the school year knowing they’d just received their first ever Ofsted report, which came back as ‘Good’. A fantastic achievement for the team that was shortly followed by an Ofsted inspection at RIS Blidworth who kept their ‘Good’ rating too. 

To then put the real cherry on top, R.E.A.L. won Education Today’s Independent School of the Year award, an amazing win that echoes the positive Ofsted reports.

Throughout the year, learners have excelled both in and out of the classroom. From LEGO creations being displayed at Mansfield Museum, to R.E.A.L. learner Archie, who was proudly honoured at the Mansfield Rotary Courage Awards in March, for his sheer resilience and determination over the last few years.

Along the way we’ve also had theatre trips, special guests, live performances and many, many afternoon teas. It’s not every year we get a new monarch, is it?

This is just a handful of the great news stories from our last school year, if you’d like to read more, head to our news stories page on the R.E.A.L. website.