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Our History
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Our History

In 1694, Robert May, a local merchant, donated money for the purpose of educating twenty-five boys to be taught at the school. This act of philanthropy set in motion a school which has had a long and vibrant journey to become the high-achieving comprehensive it is today. Our aim is to continue the work of our Founder, to strengthen his legacy and to be both the anchor and kite for the community we serve.

“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” Neil Postman

Inspired by our Founder:

  • We are proud of our traditions and give back to our community

  • We educate the whole person 

  • We look forward and embrace modern ideas 


From the Archives

Please see below a publication from 1958 about the history of Robert May's School, which at that time was based in The Bury, Odiham (currently Mayhill Junior School)

1958 History of RMS cover

Robert May's School 1958 Publication