History & Governance
The story behind Radnor House is as inspirational as the school itself. Having welcomed the first group of pioneering Radnorians in September 2011, the school has grown to over 400 today, ranging in age from 9 to 18.
The school started as little more than a dream, when in May 2010 David Paton was Head of Sixth Form at the Harrodian School in South West London and studying for an MBA. When the rare opportunity to purchase a school building (Pope’s Villa) presented itself, he realised he had to act. Together, David Paton and the founding Head, Bob Cook of Victoria College, Jersey, developed a vision for Radnor House based on the shared aim of becoming an active learning environment for limitless minds.
The acquisition of Pope’s Villa was achieved through a £9m investment from VCT manager, Albion Ventures LLP, and funding from David and his wife, Jo. Since then, over £2 million has continued to be invested into the facilities and fabric of the building to achieve a high-quality learning environment.
Governance is provided in the form of an advisory Board of Directors, who meet monthly to oversee the strategic vision of the school and to maintain and enhance the existing high standards.