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Lord Lieutenant opens new boarding house

Wednesday 29th February 2012

The Lord Lieutenant of Sussex, Mrs Susan Pyper, will officially open the new boarding house at Steyning Grammar School on March 14th, 2012 from 3.00pm. Heralded as "education's best kept secret", there are only 38 state boarding schools in the UK which offer state-funded education to young learners from a range of backgrounds. Steyning Grammar School is not only the largest... Read more »

Showjumping Star Visits School

Monday 27th February 2012

International Showjumper Jessie Drea came to talk to pupils at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School on Wednesday.  The School, which has its own riding school with around 20 horses, has many enthusiastic riders aged from 7 to 18, so Jessie received a very warm welcome.

During the presentation 20 year old Jessie explained that she comes from a family which runs... Read more »

Les Misérables a roaring success at Wymondham College

Tuesday 21st February 2012

The combined dramatic and musical talents of the students of Wymondham College were on fantastic display in the College's recent production of Les Misérables.

With 5 performances over 5 nights, climaxing in a sensational end of half-term gala evening, the students demonstrated a level of musical and acting ability that would have done professional performers... Read more »

Sheep start at boarding school

Thursday 9th February 2012

Numbers suddenly increased at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School when a flock of sheep came to join pupils in Gatton Park. The flock of around 50 sheep arrived this week and can now be found in fields surrounding the School's boarding houses.

The sheep are all pregnant ewes on loan from a local farmer. In a few weeks they will return to the neighbouring farm for... Read more »

Professor Sarah Churchwell gives Fourth Wymondham College Lincoln Lecture

Wednesday 8th February 2012

The fourth annual Lincoln Lecture was given by Professor Sarah Churchwell, Professor of American Literature and Public Understanding of the Humanities at the University of East Anglia.

The Lincoln Lecture was inaugurated in 2008 to mark the co-incidence of the bicentenary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, the Golden Jubilee of Lincoln Hall at the College and the opening... Read more »

Visit from newly appointed School Commissioner

Wednesday 1st February 2012

School Commissioner, Dr Elizabeth Sidwell, visited the staff and pupils at The Duke of York’s Royal Military School (DOYRMS) in January.   

The School invited Dr Sidwell, who has 20 years’ experience of running schools and was appointed by Educational Secretary Michael Gove, to demonstrate its success of becoming an Academy... Read more »

Matthew receives offer from Jesus College, Cambridge

Monday 30th January 2012

A year 13 pupil at the Duke of York's Royal Military School has been granted a conditional offer to study mathematics at Jesus College, Cambridge University.

Matthew Garner attended two interviews at the University in December. One interview, with a tutor, tested his mathematical ability, asking questions around the subject. In the second interview, the 17 year old's... Read more »

An animated ICT lesson

Monday 30th January 2012

Sixth Formers at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School saw ICT come to life on Friday. Jamie Denham of Sliced Bread Animation showed students some of the animations produced by his company for clients such as Burger King, Sky and Sony.

The visit was arranged so that students could gain an understanding of what is involved with producing an animated film. Jamie took... Read more »


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