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Duchess shares school’s 250 year celebration

Thursday 4th March 2010

Wednesday 3rd March marked a very special day for the Royal Alexandra and Albert School as it was the 250th anniversary of the admission of the first pupil to the Orphan Working School (which later became the Royal Alexandra and Albert School). 

To mark the occasion, pupils and staff were joined by the School’s President, Her Royal... Read more »

Lancaster Royal Grammar School concert in Lancaster Cathedral

Tuesday 2nd March 2010

The combined LRGS/LGGS orchestra and choir will be presenting a superb evening of tuneful and moving music at St Peter's Cathedral, Lancaster this April. The combined orchestra will play the spectacular Danse Macabre by Saint-Saens, the overture to Mozart's opera The Magic Flute, and Beth Fuller-Teed will be the soloist in Vaughan-Williams' The Lark Ascending, probably the... Read more »

Admissions anguish for parents

Tuesday 2nd March 2010

Admissions staff at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School are once again bracing themselves for an avalanche of calls from disappointed parents this week.  This week parents find out about Year 7 secondary school place allocation from the local authority and many will be disappointed as they will not be offered a place at their first choice school. 

The... Read more »

Duke of York’s Royal Military School is temporarily a building site

Tuesday 2nd March 2010

Work started this Summer on capital works funded by the Ministry of Defence at a cost of c £8.5 million.  Two major projects are underway:-

Refurbishment of Boarding Houses

Work commenced on 3rd August on the bathhouses in Haig, Kitchener and Alanbrooke.  The old bathhouses have been stripped out and new facilities... Read more »

Dallam School judged as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted

Thursday 25th February 2010

Dallam School, just off the M6 in Cumbria, is the latest state boarding school to be judged Outstanding in its boarding inspection.  "Boarding pupils feel safe at the school and are fully supportive of one another. The strong sense of community and comradeship amongst them is viewed as a particular strength of the school."  Inspectors reported that the new accommodation... Read more »

Arts Week at Cranbrook School

Tuesday 23rd February 2010

Cranbrook School is celebrating drama, music, poetry, dance, art and film during March in a week-long festival of the arts. Students will be taking part in Circus Workshops, the Plinth, dance workshops, a poetry slam and music workshops.

Arts Week takes place from March 1st to... Read more »

Lancaster school supports Nigerian pupils

Wednesday 10th February 2010

Charity worker Gary Foxcroft visited his old school, Lancaster Royal Grammar School this week, to update them on the work of Stepping Stones Nigeria.  He was able to report in particular on the project that LRGS pupils have been raising money for, the Stepping Stones Model School.   

He told the pupils: “I am happy to say that the Stepping... Read more »

New food technology building planned for LRGS

Tuesday 9th February 2010

Lancaster Royal Grammar School has received planning permission from Lancaster City Council to go ahead with constructing a new food technology building on the site.

The plans were formally agreed at Planning Committee this week for a £1.4m building to be constructed on the school site, below the dining hall.  The development will provide facilities for... Read more »

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