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Steyning Grammar School commended for excellent GCSE results in 2014

Monday 30th March 2015

Steyning Grammar School has received national recognition for the exceptional attainment of its students in the 2014 GCSE examinations.

SSAT, the Schools, Students and Teachers Network, recently undertook its annual in-depth analysis of official Department for Education data on all state-funded schools in England and identified Steyning Grammar School's success.

The... Read more »

Steyning Sixth Form Conference

Wednesday 25th March 2015

The annual Sixth Form Conference was held on Friday 20th March for 270 year twelve students and a small selection of KS4 students.

The conference began with a warm up session for the students, getting them to join in a range of activities designed to encourage them to speak into radio microphones, and to get used to the sound of their own voices in a large venue.

The... Read more »

GB Hockey Olympian returns to Grammar School

Friday 20th March 2015

GB Hockey Olympian Jon Wyatt returned to his alma mater The Royal Grammar School High Wycombe (RGS) on Friday 27 February to launch an ambitious £1m fundraising campaign for urgent renovations and new facilities.

£1m is required by the end of August 2015 for hard play surfaces and renovations to the school's 100 year old main building. The Buckinghamshire... Read more »

Boarding Orchard Bears Fruit

Tuesday 17th March 2015

Lancaster Royal Grammar School is one of the latest schools to join the Boarding Orchard, a nationwide project run by the Boarding Schools' Association. LRGS welcomed BSA National Director Robin Fletcher to the School recently to plant the first tree in the orchard in the grounds of our newest senior boarding house, School House.

Headmaster Dr Chris Pyle said: 'We... Read more »

'Dinosaur Man' celebrated at LRGS

Tuesday 10th March 2015

The eminent Lancastrian and 'Dinosaur Man' Sir Richard Owen was celebrated at the unveiling of a blue plaque at Lancaster Royal Grammar School recently.

Owen, who attended LRGS from 1809 to 1819, is famous for coining the word 'dinosaur' (Greek for 'terrible lizard') and establishing the Natural History Museum in 1881. The current LRGS Headmaster Dr Chris Pyle said:... Read more »

Shedding light on particle physics

Tuesday 10th February 2015

On Wednesday 4th February, twelve A Level students from the Royal Alexandra and Albert School attended a Particle Physics Master Class. Organised by the Science and Technology Facilities Council, the master class took place in the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in the Harwell Oxford Science Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire.

The master classes, for students... Read more »

School nurse saves a life

Monday 26th January 2015

Less than two weeks ago, school nurse, Sue Phongsathorn attended a refresher training course on how to use a defibrillator. On Friday she was called to an emergency where she had to use the skills she had learned on the course. In doing so, she saved the life of a child who had collapsed during a football match.

Sue, who is a nurse at the Royal Alexandra and Albert... Read more »

LRGS receives awards for teaching excellence

Friday 16th January 2015

The Good Schools Guide, a leading independent reviewer of schools in the UK, has recently awarded Lancaster Royal Grammar School three subject awards for teaching excellence at AS and A-level.

The Pre-U (A-level equivalent exam) in Business and Management, along with A-level and AS level Classical Greek and A-level Latin were all given an Award for Excellence, based... Read more »

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