Wednesday 28th November 2012
Lancaster Royal Grammar School again ranks highly in a list of the UK's top 100 state schools published by the Sunday Times recently.
With 72.9% of A-level grades at A* to B in 2012, the boys-only day and boarding school is one of the best performing state schools in the country, coming 5th in the North West overall, and the second highest boys-only school across... Read more »
Tuesday 27th November 2012
Mr Mike Barton, Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary, was guest speaker at Lancaster Royal Grammar School's annual Speech Day and Prize Giving recently. Mr Barton attended LRGS from 1968 to 1975, during which time his teacher described him as a 'no nonsense boy full of every sort of enthusiasm'.
Mr Barton shared the secrets of a successful career with the pupils,... Read more »
Friday 23rd November 2012
Pupils at the Duke of York's Royal Military School were delighted to perform with greatly acclaimed group The Soldiers at their end of term inter-house singing competition.
The school choir first met with The Soldiers earlier this year to record a track Farewell Love for their new self-titled album, released on 29 October. The group's producers discovered the School... Read more »
Friday 23rd November 2012
On Monday Year 11 pupils at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School will be going to the Annual Business Studies Conference at Disneyland Paris. Unfortunately, Business Studies teacher Lily Lawrence won't be going with them. Her excuse for non-attendance is that the dog ate her passport.
Miss Lawrence was preparing paperwork for the trip yesterday when she left the... Read more »
Tuesday 23rd October 2012
On Friday, the first ever Ralphs Medal was presented to Amy Ottaway, a Sixth Form student and member of the London 2012 Paralympics GB Team. The Ralphs Medal was endowed by the Ralphs family to mark their longstanding association with Wymondham College, and was presented by Lady Ralphs.
It is awarded annually to a College student who exemplifies the words of Sir... Read more »
Tuesday 16th October 2012
Trudy Stevenson, the Zimbabwean Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal, returned to Wymondham College on Friday to speak to the students about her life and political career, and her perspectives on African culture and politics.
Students, staff and former teachers welcomed former Wymondham College student Trudy Stevenson back to the College on... Read more »
Monday 15th October 2012
The Royal Alexandra and Albert School has become only the second senior school in the country to achieve the Silver Bike It School Mark. This follows the achievement of the Bronze Mark in January earlier this year.
To achieve the Silver Mark, the school had to meet some tough challenges;
- over 20% of day pupils to regularly cycle to school
- include... Read more »
Friday 5th October 2012
400 years of boarding at Steyning Grammar School has passed an historic milestone this September as it opened its doors to 120 boarders, the most the school has ever accommodated in its long and illustrious history since foundation in 1614.
State-school boarding has never been in better shape at Steyning Grammar and as the only such school in West Sussex, it boasts... Read more »