Our teaching goes beyond the National Curriculum, stretching children’s imaginations and encouraging them to think independently and creatively. Topics are brought to life through inspirational teaching and exciting activities and trips.
With our small class sizes we are able to know your child well and provide the individual attention they need to succeed, both academically and in the extensive range of co-curricular opportunities on offer. Our robust process for tracking pupil effort and attainment enables us to challenge and stretch children in those subjects where they demonstrate higher ability, whilst providing additional in-lesson support in those areas they may find more difficult.
• School Teaching hours – I-V: 08.30 – 15.30
We create education for today and the future. Being able to gather information is an easy task for all of us, but being able to select this information is very important. In today’s society, it is important not only to follow orders, but also to take the initiative in creating your future success. We believe that the best way for a child to take responsibility for his choices and decisions is through learning, developing his personal motivation, and creating his future. We raise self-confident, determined and active global citizens who pave the way in modern society through their experiences.
School hours are 8.30am to 3.30pm. Our children feel happy, secure and supported and enjoy coming to school. Through exceptional teaching, extensive co-curricular opportunities and the warm relationships they enjoy with all members of staff, our children develop the self-confidence and academic skills needed to move beyond the Primary School to our Secondary School.
Our team of specialists are guides in the educational process, helping to develop the independent ability to think, learn and solve problems.
Learning takes place on the child’s own initiative. Ability to choose activities that are interesting to the child, learn through personal experience.
Royal Russell school in Vilnius educate according to the British Primary Education curriculum, which is recognized internationally.
Our educational environment is designed to encourage children’s curiosity, motivation to learn and create, to cooperate, to work in a team.
We put the pupil at the heart of everything we do, making sure we know the strengths and areas for development for each Russellian. Ensuring that our most able pupils are intellectually stretched is at the core of what we do. This is achieved through our academic extension programme which ensures pupils are set extension tasks is appropriate subjects, receive mentoring, access seminars and lectures in their subjects of interest, and participate in national and international competitions.
We aim to assist those students who require additional support in order to reach their maximum potential. The team also support parents and subject teachers with additional guidance and strategies when required.
Academic ambition and our focus on each individual’s talents and strengths ensure success at each stage of our student’s learning journey. Every member of our outstanding teaching staff is passionate about providing the best possible educational experience for every student. Our students are encouraged, nurtured and, where necessary, driven to reach their full potential and achieve their goals and our excellent public examination results reinforce the success of each of our students.
We admit a carefully balanced community of students to the school, those who bring and share their many talents and skills, reinforcing our values and motto – ‘non sibi sed omnibus’ (Not for oneself but for all). Our boarding students, who make Royal Russell their home, bring a much-valued international element.
Through our tutor system and small class sizes, we know each student individually and can provide bespoke guidance and outstanding pastoral care. Parents are regularly informed of effort and attainment grades and the results of standardised assessments and aspirational targets are set, relative to each student’s ability in each subject.
We create education for today and the future. Being able to gather information is an easy task for all of us, but being able to select this information is very important. In today’s society, it is important not only to listen, but also to take the initiative in creating your future success. We believe that the best way for a child to take responsibility for his choices and decisions is to learn, developing his personal motivation, and creating his future.
Royal Russell works with leading educational professionals, receives support in the integration of educational programs, bilingual practice and daily activities: preparing educational plans, assessment system, teacher training, setting up classrooms, using best practices since 1853. At Royal Russell school, education is carried out by integrating the General British Primary Education and Royal Russell programs. The education is conducted only in English.
Our community is very diverse – both families and teachers come from different corners of the world, different nations and religions, so everyone is welcome and loved at Royal Russell School . We are united by common values, aspirations and goals, language, and traditions and internal culture are reflected in Royal Russell heritage.
Children of different ages at the Royal Russell School successfully cooperate with each other, learn from each other, observe the abilities and skills of their elders, try to model, and develop the competencies needed for adulthood. Such interweaving encourages the elders to be more creative and playful, to take into account the abilities and needs of the younger ones. For younger children, this method of education develops a sense of responsibility, encourages them to acquire new skills, and learn cooperation, teamwork with people of different ages, interests and intelligence.
The most successful and effective learning is that which is initiated by the learner himself. Our children themselves choose the most acceptable activities, set learning goals and self-assess their progress. Without a strict educational schedule or curriculum, children can learn independently, according to their needs and abilities, in the mode most acceptable to them.
We believe in sport for all and from the earliest age our girls and boys enjoy a range of sports and games. In our school educational setting, children have specialist PE, Games and swimming lessons, making full use of the extensive facilities on offer.
In Primary School, children are coached in a wide range of sport including football, netball, hockey, basketball, cricket, gymnastics, athletics and trampolining. With our small year groups, all children participate in regular competitive fitures against local schools, children of all abilities enjoy representing their school.
School competitions and our Sports Days for all children from Nursery to Year 6 encourages all children to do their best in a fun, nurturing environment.
Games are very important and necessary for all children, so at Royal Russell School – Vilnius we learn by playing. We believe that learning the elements of thinking through play is easier than in class. By playing, we develop a more complex form of thinking – abstract thinking. Children learn to connect symbols, see their new meanings and thus learn to look at the situation from different aspects.
During the game, we learn cooperation, teamwork, communication, leadership, conflict resolution, engineering, creativity, responsibility, and many other life skills. We learn by playing and we learn by playing. Therefore, at Royal Russell School, we give children more time and opportunities to immerse themselves in real play and experience a more versatile learning experience.
We believe that the child’s desire and motivation to learn comes from the child himself, who must take responsibility for his own educational process, and professional teachers who respond to the child’s abilities and a purposefully prepared educational environment and contextual education pedagogy encourage the child’s curiosity and perception of the topic from different perspectives. When a child begins to explore a certain topic more and more deeply during all subjects, it naturally becomes interesting for him, the child asks questions, he willingly takes up activities himself, e.g. while learning about the space, the children study the planets that week and through learning about the world, they develop mathematical abilities, calculating celestial bodies, comparing sizes and weights, improve language development by reading books, develop sensory abilities, creativity in the art class, imagine.
The Royal Russell School is like a guide, catalyst and navigator, helping the child to constantly improve. Our educational system is flexible, adapting to the needs, interests, context and environment of the children. The child is at the center of the educational process of Royal Russell School. Part of contextual education is individualization and differentiation. A child learns when new information is meaningful to the child, teachers take into account each child’s age, abilities, child’s experience, ability to concentrate, family situation, needs.
Royal Russell primary school is fortunate to share its extensive facilities with our secondary school. This provides the benefit of an uninterrupted and seamless co-educational experience for our children and ensures that siblings can continue to be educated within the same setting. By the end of Year 6, children are extremely familiar with the School campus. Children move with ease and confidence into Year 7, fully prepared for the exciting new challenges ahead.
Children are assessed at the end of Year 5 and offered a place ahead of external candidates. Royal Russell secondary school offers a broad and enriched curriculum and an abundance of co-curricular opportunities.
Please get in touch with us at [email protected] to arrange a visit during your trip so that you can truly experience the atmosphere and character of our school. You will have much to discover and consider when choosing a nursery for your child and we are here to help. If this is not possible, interviews can be carried out via Skype, WhatsApp, Facetime, WeChat or Zoom.
We run open days, and personal visits can be arranged by appointment throught the year. Individual families or small groups are welcome to view our outstanding on-site facilities and meet our staff and pupils at a mutually convenient time during any working school day.
We’re delighted you are considering Royal Russell for your child. If you agree that Royal Russell offers an outstanding educational and pastoral experience within a family school and would like to register your child, your next step is to contact us with your child details.