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Royal GCSE students achieve strong performances across a broad and challenging range of subjects with continued improvement in attainment across a range of performance table measures, particularly the core subjects of English and maths.

A stunning set of students attained 9-7 grades with the highest performances in music, PE, DT and art.  The on-going emphasis on STEM and the more challenging EBacc subjects is reflected in a significant number of pupils achieving 9-7 in sciences, and the many stellar performances in a range of modern languages, as well as a further upward trend in English and maths. This set of GCSE results emphasises The Royal School’s excellent performance across key academic subjects as well as the focus on the development of the whole person in a broad range of extra-curricular activities keeping doors open for applying to Russell Group and other universities in the future.

As a non-selective school, we are very proud of our pupils and their results. The majority of students will be staying on at The Royal to continue their A-Level studies in September.  We are proud of our excellent staff who, in difficult times continued to work diligently and professionally on behalf of our students.

“This is excellent news for the pupils, particularly at the highest end. We are extremely proud of our students, who have together with a talented and committed staff achieved excellent examination results and leave us as truly well-rounded individuals.  The Royal prides itself on its students’ progress as well as attainment, as demonstrated through the outcomes for all pupils.  Equally important for the pupils is their wider personal development promoted through our enrichment programme which offers 70 activities beyond the classroom each week with an increasing number or pupils opting for the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) and Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award demonstrating their leadership and teamwork skills which will take them beyond outcomes in examinations into a productive and successful career in their chosen discipline.  This all prepares the students for the next stages in their academic careers and we wish them all well in their sixth form experience” said Principal Mr Mark Heywood.

The Royal School was founded in 1850 originally as an orphanage, and is now a fully co-educational independent day and boarding Free School.