Principal’s Message

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Principal’s Message

Mr. Nicholas Rickford

Welcome to Sunmarke School – Where Amazing Happens

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Sunmarke School, a place where tailored academic pathways, innovative Signature Programmes and a holistic approach to Positive Education converge to provide an outstanding educational experience for your child.

At Sunmarke, we understand that every student is unique, with their own strengths, interests and aspirations. That is why we have developed a wide range of academic pathways that allow us to cater to the individual needs of every student. We are one of the very few schools to offer students the choice of A Level, IB Diploma, IB Career-related Programme and BTEC. By providing such enviable options and personalising learning experiences, we empower students to explore their passions and reach their full potential in a supportive and dynamic environment.

One of our key areas of focus is Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Our STEAM and Design Thinking curriculum fosters creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Through hands-on projects, collaborative learning and exposure to real-world applications, Sunmarke students engage with virtual reality, learn how to code and develop the essential skills of tech literacy and digital fluency.

As we prepare students for the future, we recognise the vital role that artificial intelligence (AI) plays in our society. We embrace AI, incorporating it into our curriculum and enabling learners to consider the limitless possibilities and ethical considerations associated with this transformative technology. Through our innovative AI programmes, students gain practical experience, develop computational thinking skills and become equipped to navigate the AI-driven world of tomorrow.

Our other Signature Programmes provide further opportunities for Sunmarke students to explore their interests and talents in specialised areas. From Performing Arts, Media and Communication to the Global Language Academy and Environment and Sustainability (which includes the incredible Forest School), our signature offerings inspire students to delve deep into their passions, develop expertise and build a strong sense of compassion and social responsibility.

At Sunmarke, we are extremely proud to offer a world-class, comprehensive Positive Education programme. We believe that academic success is intricately linked to emotional wellbeing, character development and the cultivation of positive relationships. Our PosEd framework fosters resilience, empathy and a growth mindset. Through mindfulness practices, character education and social-emotional learning, we enable all our students to thrive academically, emotionally and socially.

I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our academic strengths, unrivalled Signature Programmes and Positive Education approach. We look forward to partnering with you in nurturing your child’s intellectual curiosity, fostering their passions and equipping them for the future. In joining Sunmarke, your family will become part of a forward-thinking, vibrant and welcoming community “Where Amazing Happens”.

Warm regards,


Nicholas Rickford
Principal