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A-Level students from The Royal School achieve their first choice universities by shining in the most rigorous, facilitating subjects, seen to be of greatest value to universities and major employers.   Thirty percent of A Level grades attained are at A*/A/B with particularly excellent results in some subjects. Thirty-three percent of our students in geography and French attained A*- A, while 29% in physics attained A*-A and 18% at A*/A in chemistry and mathematics.  Pupils studying further maths performed well with 75% attaining A*/A/B grades and in Art 67% attaining A*/B grades.  As a non-selective school, we are very proud of our students and their results, particularly during these heavily disruptive times and much publicised uncertainty.

Worth mentioning are a selection of our star students: Huge congratulations to Jade Newnham for obtaining her Veterinary Science offer from the University of Nottingham; and Amelia Brien for her offer to study medicine at Aston University.

Polina Gribova will be studying banking and finance at Leeds as a result of her A in Russian, A* in mathematics and B in economics and psychology.  Head Boy Ryan Harris achieved two A’s in chemistry and maths, and B’s in further maths and biology as well as an A in EPQ (the research based Extended Project Qualification) that universities highly value. Ryan will be pursuing medical neuroscience at the University of Sussex. While Head Girl Ciana Hodgson attained two A’s in chemistry and biology, and a B in psychology.  She will be studying psychology at the University of Nottingham. Anna Kraemer achieved a very impressive set of A Level results with an A* in business studies, A in history and a C in psychology.  She will be studying business finance and management at the University of East Anglia and Ryan Badiel also achieved an A in maths, B in geography and further maths and will be studying maths at University of Birmingham.

Although these results are impressive and have enabled our students to attend their first choice universities, we still await the adjustment process which we envisage will change some of these grades to deserved higher results.

“This is excellent news for the pupils who are now heading off to a range of exciting destinations for higher education. We are extremely proud of our students, who have together with a talented and committed staff, achieved excellent results and leave us as truly well-rounded individuals.  At The Royal, our focus continues to be on the development of the whole person as all pupils engage in a range of enrichment activities.  As part of life in the Sixth Form, they take significant leadership roles, and develop teamwork skills which will take them beyond outcomes in examinations into a productive and successful career in their chosen discipline.” said Principal Mr Mark Heywood.

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


Flexibility – we have packages available for flexi boarding which might suit busy families where both parents work late or where parents may want some time away.

3 night stays mid-week for £135

3 night weekend stay which includes an activity for £155

Single night £55

Routine – structured evenings including a supervised prep, evening activities and a good bedtime routine ensuring our boarders are well rested for the next day.

Enrichment – our boarding houses are incredibly diverse and act as an opportunity for boarders to experience cultures from all around the world. The nurturing environment helps them develop socially and helps prepare them for life after school.

Family – We have a strong family ethos here at The Royal School, strengthened by our fantastic and experienced staff and their own families including our much-loved Harry (4) and Thomas (1) who have all the boarders in the palm of their hands.

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