SIXTH form students from Lancaster Royal Grammar School are celebrating having received offers from Oxford and Cambridge University. Timothy Ye (computer science), Ben Knott (engineering) and Andrew Ross (economics) have received offers from Cambridge University while Francis Bristow (German), Gabriel Jotischy-Hull (French and Russian) and William Burrow (Physics) have been offered places at Oxford. "Applying to Oxford and Cambridge is one of the most competitive academic challenges for any sixth former," said headmaster Dr Chris Pyle. "I am delighted for those who have received offers, and wish them every success as they work towards the summer exams. "Well done to all of our sixth formers who have gained offers from a wide range of top universities, medical schools and high quality apprenticeships. I hope that their success will also inspire many younger students to aim equally high.” Sarah Haigh, head of sixth form, said: “These boys all worked incredibly hard on … [Read more...] about Lancaster Royal Grammar School students receive offers for Oxford and Cambridge
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Three south Bucks schools have made the list of "England's worst" after failing to meet the government's minimum standards. One in eight of England's mainstream secondary schools were under-performing in 2017, according to new statistics released by the Department for Education (DfE). In Buckinghamshire, out of 37 schools, six of those - 16.2 per cent - are currently under-performing. The Beaconsfield School, The Royal Grammar School and Princes Risborough School all made the list. Elsewhere in the county, Buckinghamshire UTC, The Grange School and The Mandeville School - all in Aylesbury - also made the list. The DfE figures showed that a total of 365 schools across the country failed to meet the government's minimum standards. Schools can fall below the government's performance threshold if pupils do not make enough progress across eight subjects, particularly English and maths. The DfE said the rise in under-performing schools - from … [Read more...] about REVEALED: Which Bucks schools are under-performing?
COLCHESTER Royal Grammar School's badminton teams have been crowned Essex champions. Both the school's Year 7, 8 and 9 and Year 10 and 11 teams were victorious, at the County Championships. They beat the much-vaunted Loughton-based Davenant Foundation School in the final, to be crowned champions. The success at county level has given the boys the opportunity to play in the Eastern Region Final, later this year. The Year 7, 8 and 9 team was made up of Arav Swati Abhay, Brian Chan, Saif Rahman, Arnav Thayur and Hassam Zahid, while the Year 10 and 11 team consisted of Praneesh Kathirval, Jason Chan, Anath Srinivasan, Matt Johnson and Nikith Thumalapenta. They had battled through the North East Essex competition to emerge as champions and go forward to represent the district, at the County Championships. … [Read more...] about Colchester Royal Grammar School badminton teams crowned Essex champions
BRADFORD Council has rubber-stamped a traffic regulation order to implement waiting restrictions and permit parking in an area of the city plagued by inconsiderate parking. Residents of Squire Lane and Lingwood Avenue had formed an action group in 2016 to tackle the problems caused by parents dropping off and picking up children from Bradford Girls' Grammar School. There were complaints, too, of inconsiderate parking from NHS staff and patients using Bradford Royal Infirmary. At a meeting of Bradford West Area Committee this evening, members discussed objections to the proposals from parents whose children go to the grammar school. Residents complained of people parking in their drives or blocking them in and verbally abusing them when they asked them to move. The problem was worse in the afternoon because several parents were going early to pick the children up from school so they could get a parking place leaving residents with nowhere to park for almost two hours. … [Read more...] about Residents near grammar school get permit parking to ease congestion
A “first-class” teacher who inspired generations of young men at a High Wycombe school has sadly died. Tributes have poured in for Alan Yeates, who was the longest-serving member of the teaching staff at Royal Grammar School, after he lost his fight against cancer on January 4. Mr Yeates joined RGS in September 1982 and was a “dedicated and caring” form tutor throughout his time at the school, head of modern foreign languages and German and chairman of the common room. A grammar school boy himself, Mr Yeates grew up in Portsmouth - a steadfast Pompey supporter - attending Portsmouth Grammar School, progressing to the University of London [Queen Mary’s College] for his degree and to the University of Oxford [Pembroke] for his teaching certificate. Having spent a year abroad as part of his degree and with a love of sport, music and outdoor pursuits, Mr Yeates was an attractive candidate for RGS when he submitted his application to Rowland Brown, the … [Read more...] about Tributes to ‘first-class’ grammar school teacher