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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 »

School to own Amazon rainforest

Monday 25th January 2010

The first week of February (1st to the 5th) is Sustainability Week at Cranbrook School.  This is being organised to raise awareness about this increasingly important issue, both globally and in the school itself so that students can consider and implement new ways to generate energy and use what we have efficiently.

 As a result of this focus on a sustainable... Read more »

SBSA Annual Conference 2010

Tuesday 12th January 2010

The 2010 Annual Conference for SBSA will be held at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, by kind permission of Headmaster Roy Page.

Accommodation will be at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Marlowe.

Dates for your diary now: Sunday 17 – Monday 18 January 2010

We look forward to seeing as many members of SBSA as possible at what is always a stimulating... Read more »

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