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Robert May's School

There has been a Robert May’s School of one kind or another in Odiham for over 300 years. Our aim is to build on existing traditions of excellence and deliver a first class educational experience for all.

Our priority is the quality of learning and teaching in the classroom and around the school. Recruiting and training highly talented and motivated teachers who can provide superb learning opportunities for every student is an essential part of what we do.

We believe in supporting and developing the whole person. Outside formal teaching time our school offers great opportunities for developing sportspeople, dancers, artists, chess players, musicians, scientists, digital experts, equestrians, engineers and other future careers almost without limit.

We have high expectations of students’ attitudes to learning and behaviour. In the climate we create, students are polite, productive and passionate about what they do. Our ethos draws upon Robert May, our founder, for inspiration. We invite all our students to learn to help themselves, learn to help others, and learn to make the world a better place in an atmosphere where excellence is standard, every day.

About our school experience

At RMS we offer a day's school experience in a specific department. This will involve observing lessons and having the opportunity to speak to staff and students. Candidates do not need to undergo a DBS check and there is no fee. Please make sure that you arrive at 8.15am and report to reception. You will need to bring your own lunch as we have a cashless catering service.
Start and finish times
8.15am to 3pm - Flexible

The start time could be flexible but we do need to be able to have a time where a member of staff can meet you.

Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos, Remove piercings

Teacher training

University of Brighton

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
    • Must have a degree
    • They must live within 20 miles of the school
    • Photo identification: eg, passport or driving licence
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

No availability during October half-term (Monday 28th October-Monday 4th November inclusive), Christmas (Wednesday 18th December-Friday 3rd January), February half term (17th-21st February), Easter (6th-20th April), May Bank Holiday (Friday 8th May), May half term (25th-29th May), Friday 26th June and the Summer holiday which starts on Monday 20th July.

Monday-Friday- Science

Monday- Maths

Tuesday- Design and Technology

Wednesday- Religious Education

School experience type
Both Virtual and In school


West Street, Odiham, Hook, Hampshire, RG29 1NA
Map showing Robert May's School

Yes - on site parking provided

Candidates can park in our school car park.

West Street, Odiham, Hook, Hampshire, RG29 1NA
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Design and technology
  • Drama
  • English
  • French
  • History
  • Maths
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Spanish