Thursday 9th October 2014
On Tuesday 7th October, Mr Nick Herbert MP visited Steyning Grammar School for breakfast to meet boarding students and to see what life is like as a boarder at the school.
This visit comes just after the State Boarding School Association issued the largest-ever parent survey of state school boarders, an extremely positive report with 93% of parents confirming that... Read more »
Wednesday 8th October 2014
Following his success at the recent World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, where he won a silver medal, Team GB rower Scott Durant visited Lancaster Royal Grammar School last week, to inspire another generation of rowers.
Olympic hopeful Scott attended LRGS from 1999 to 2006, along with his twin brother Mason. They both took up rowing at the school the age of 13.... Read more »
Monday 6th October 2014
State boarding schools across the UK have been praised by parents for offering high academic quality, the chance for children to fulfil their potential and good value according to a new independent survey.
The survey by Research Stories for the State Boarding Schools’ Association (SBSA) was completed online by 1,530 parents of boarders in 29 of the UK’s... Read more »
Monday 22nd September 2014
To some, manners may seem like an old fashioned concept, one which no longer applies to modern times. Because of this, manners are not made a priority and are often kept in the background at schools. The importance of good manners, and the impact it will have if someone is perceived to have bad manners, are rarely explained to students.
Mr Sam Shaw, Deputy Head of... Read more »
Wednesday 17th September 2014
After eight months’ intensive training, nine students from Old Swinford Hospital completed their Gold Duke of Edinburgh award expedition in Cumbria over the summer. The two groups were successful in meeting all of their planned challenges in sometimes difficult conditions and passed with flying colours.
Friday 22nd August 2014
Congratulations to Sixth Form students from Lancaster Royal Grammar School who have achieved some of the school's best ever results at A-level.
Well over half of all subject entries for the 162 Upper Sixth students were awarded A or A* grades, and over 78% of all exams received grade B or above – a result that has only been bettered once in any previous year.... Read more »
Saturday 12th July 2014
The junior boarders at Lairthwaite boarding house planted herbs and flowers to welcome spring.
On a Sunday afternoon in May, two ladies from Keswick in Bloom came around and helped them plant herbs, bedding plants, sunflowers and lettuce for the Boarding House patios. With care and love over the past month, the flowers are blooming and have added a fantastic... Read more »
Monday 7th July 2014
453 students took part in Trooping the Colour for the Reverend Jonathan Woodhouse CB QHC, Chaplain-General on Friday 4 July 2014.
The children, aged 11 to 18, are students at the historic Duke of York's Royal Military School, in Dover, which became the first government funded Academy sponsored by the MoD in 2010. Founded in 1803, it is the only school in England... Read more »