There is both a strong work ethic and a high academic expectation at Radley so that boys from across a broad range of ability achieve outstanding results at GCSE and A-level.
The engine for this is a Common Room of distinguished teaching dons for whom nothing is too much trouble Many boys are helped in work organisation and to improve literacy skills by a Learning Support department which is integral to specialist subject teaching. Departmental and year group societies stretch boys' horizons, and prepare the most ambitious in each year for Oxbridge and other top universities.
Academic achievement is the result of a partnership to which the boys make an essential contribution. ISI inspectors in 2008 commented that their
'learning is excellent'
'their attitude to work is positive'
'boys expect to work hard and enjoy their learning'.
A feature of Radley is the fact that boys not only draw on their teaching dons, but on other pupils in the learning process:
'there is always someone around who will give you help'
The learning process is augmented by first class teaching facilities; since 1996 nearly every department has been re-located in beautiful, spacious academic buildings. The Library at the heart of the school has proved a popular and stimulating resource, while the campus wide wireless network links Departments, Socials and Dons.