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English & Drama

English Language and Literature

The Department aims to imbue in all students a love of English and its literature through a range of texts, genres, cultures and tasks across the age-ranges. Students are encouraged to read widely for academic purposes and personal enjoyment. Drama, writing, public speaking, shared reading and speaking and listening are promoted within lessons and in extra curricular activities.

Wherever possible, texts studied are supported by visits to productions or by DVD or videos, either of the text or providing insight into background or context. In class, every voice matters and the layout of classrooms within the department is organised to foster interaction between individuals and within the group.

Results matter but the needs of individual are paramount. The Department’s success in external examinations would seem to support this approach.




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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