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Record results for A Level at Wymondham

Friday 16th August 2013

Students at Wymondham College were celebrating record-breaking AS and A2 results yesterday as the College bucked the national trend towards lower grades and produced some superb results.

1. Students achieved the second best ever A-level results (as measured by percentage of grades A*-B) – and the best since the expansion of the Sixth Form in 2009

2.... Read more »

450 go on a school trip

Friday 5th July 2013

It was uncharacteristically quiet at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School yesterday. That's because over 450 pupils went on school trips. It's the last week of term at this state boarding school and staff are keen to ensure that the week is a productive one. So instead of winding down and taking it easy as they anticipate their summer holiday, pupils have engaged in three... Read more »

Lairthwaite Boarding House Keswick School

Monday 1st July 2013

I'm Rachel and I go to Keswick School, this is my first year here. My parents live in Saudi Arabia and I came to Keswick with my younger brother. We both love boarding and love it here in Keswick. Even though we are always kept busy and the staff are always so helpful, it's not always easy being away from our parents. At the start, we were both homesick and found it hard,... Read more »

Holyport College – Headteacher appointed and Funding Agreement secured in advance of September 2014

Wednesday 26th June 2013

Holyport College has appointed Walter Boyle to be its first Headteacher. Walter is currently Deputy Principal at Wymondham College, Norfolk, a leading state boarding school. He will start in his post in January 2014 prior to the school opening in September 2014.


“Holyport College is one of the most exciting developments in boarding education... Read more »

Swimming winner

Tuesday 25th June 2013

Over the last few weeks, 13 year old Zoe Cawsey has picked up a good crop of medals for swimming.  Zoe, who is a pupil at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School, has been competing in various swimming competitions, and has had considerable success. 

Zoe is a member of Redhill and Reigate Swimming Club and recently competed in the club championships. ... Read more »

Small Guy Long Ride

Friday 21st June 2013

After completing a demanding 2-year A Level course, most 18 year olds would be planning to take it easy for a few weeks. But Ross Gardner, a student at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School has other plans. He will spend the summer cycling down the west coast of the USA, raising money for Cancer Research.

On 30th June Ross will fly to Seattle in Washington State.... Read more »


Wednesday 19th June 2013

Mr Melvyn Roffe, currently Principal of Wymondham College in Norfolk, will be moving north to become Principal of George Watson's College in Edinburgh from August 2014.

Mr Roffe has been Principal of the College since 2007. During his tenure the College has consolidated its position as one of the country's most successful state schools. The number of students at... Read more »

LRGS boarding is Outstanding

Tuesday 11th June 2013

Boarding at Lancaster Royal Grammar School has just received a rigorous, zero-notice inspection by Ofsted and been rated as 'Outstanding' across all categories. One of the particular strengths highlighted was the 'warm homely environment' in the boarding houses, in which pupils form strong friendships.

After the three-day inspection, the state boarding school was... Read more »

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