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Introduction to our Senior School

Pupils at the Royal School are taught by a dedicated team of caring, committed professionals, each working hard in their specialist subject area to bring out the best in every child.

We offer a rich and varied learning experience, underpinned by our core values of respect, community, trust, initiative and risk. As well as acquiring knowledge and skills and, of course, preparing students for those all-important academic exams, we also aim to provide a supportive and nurturing environment. We want to see our pupils grow over the years into confident and mature young adults with an awareness of their own potential alongside an understanding and appreciation of the wider community.

As a Free School, we continue to put the emphasis on an extended school day with the academic timetable running alongside a busy programme of extracurricular activity and after-school clubs. Be it ballet, football, photography or gymnastics, there is something for everyone at The Royal and we are fortunate in being able to offer some outstanding facilities, including swimming pool, dance theatre and all-weather outdoor pitches.

There are many nationalities represented at the Royal and this alone adds to the diverse learning experience and effective preparation for the world outside of the school. Add to this the School’s long-standing tradition of a friendly, competitive house system and the opportunity for seniors to take on leadership roles through the Duke of Edinburgh scheme and Combined Cadet Force, and you soon get a flavour of the unique cultural, academic and sporting mix that plays such a vital role in every child’s success.

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Celebration of Well-being and Character Development

Tuesday, 9 to Friday 12 July

The final week of term will be a celebration of well-being through a host of character development activities. The week begins with the senior school sports day on Tuesday, 9 July.

On Wednesday, 10 and Thursday, 11 July, students will take part in a variety of house competitions and activities that will give them an opportunity to enhance a variety of skills such as leadership, teamwork, problem solving, creativeness and resilience through enterprise, drama and STEM activities to name but a few. During these days, students will also be off site taking part in a number of different activities that encompass our school values such as supporting community projects in the surrounding area and taking to the outdoors for some outdoor and adventurous activities. The school year is brought to a close on Friday, 12 July, with our final house competition. Students will need to use all their skills they have been developing throughout the year and during the week for this end of year extravaganza. We can’t tell you too much about the day as it will spoil the surprise!