Royal Grammar School


RGS Wins Outstanding Progress Award!

RGS Wins Outstanding Progress Award!


The RGS was awarded a significant accolade at the prestigious Education Business Awards in London this week. Headmaster Dr Bernard Trafford received the award from Cheryl Baker of Buck’s Fizz fame under the “Outstanding Progress Award -Independent Schools category: “presented to the UK independent school that has made outstanding progress in the management of its facilities, finances and human resources and can demonstrate an increase in the educational performance of the school”. The RGS was chosen ahead of four other finalists in this category: Brighton College, Bromley High School for Girls, Kilgraston School in Perthshire and Wellington College, Berkshire.

The nomination for the RGS read: “Respected throughout the country, pupils at the Royal Grammar School sit the International GCSE for the opportunity to join one of the largest sixth forms in the independent sector. Spectacular achievements in sport and performing arts are backed up by solid progress in examinations since becoming fully co-educational in 2008”.

Dr Trafford commented:

“In recent years we have succeeded in investing in excellent new facilities, upgrading those we already had and getting better all the time in sport, the arts and in hard-edged exam results – all for the benefit of our fantastic students. So, yes, in all modesty we can say we justify the judges’ choice!”