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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 »

USA college exchange

Monday 4th January 2010


Links between Duke of York’s Royal Military School and Valley Forge Military Academy and College (VFMA&C) near Philadelphia USA continue to flourish.

Nicholas Amalfitano left shortly before Christmas having spent the whole of the Autumn term with us.  He has thrown himself with real enthusiasm... Read more »

New Exchange with Spanish Schools

Saturday 10th October 2009

Adding to our successful exchange programme with schools in France, Germany and the USA, the Duke of York’s Royal Military School is for the first year in partnership with a Spanish School.  The Colegio Menor Nuestra Seňora de Loreto in Madrid is a secondary School funded by the Spanish Air Force.  Pupils from the School (see photograph) have recently... Read more »

SBSA Headmaster To Be New Chairman of BSA 2008-9

Wednesday 24th June 2009

In September, Melvyn Roffe, Principal of Wymondham College in Norfolk, becomes new Chairman of the Boarding Schools’ Association.

Melvyn has held senior positions in two independent boarding schools before becoming Head of Old Swinford Hospital School and then Principal at Wymondham in September 2007.

Melvyn is particularly keen in his year as Chairman... Read more »


Wednesday 10th June 2009

The 2009 AGM of the SBSA will be held on Monday 15 June at St George’s VA School, Harpenden in Hertfordshire, by kind permission of Headmaster Norman Hoare OBE and the governors of the school.

The Meeting will be enlivened by addresses from Melvyn Roffe, Principal of Wymondham College in Norfolk and current Chairman of BSA on admissions and from Denise Eacher,... Read more »

New Chairman of SBSA

Tuesday 2nd June 2009

Malcolm Lloyd, Headmaster of Brymore School in Somerset, took over as Chairman of SBSA at the AGM in June.

Taking up post for two years, Malcolm thanked out-going Chairman, Paul Spencer Ellis (Royal Alexandra and Albert School, Surrey) for his outstanding contribution to SBSA and his energetic and enthusiastic leadership of the Association for the past two years.

Malcolm... Read more »

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