Royal Grammar School


RGS wins national Good Schools Guide Award

RGS wins national Good Schools Guide Award

RGS were recently awarded two gold Good Schools Guide Awards for girls taking French and boys taking Art and Design (Fine Art) at GCSE.

RGS was presented with the award by The Good Schools Guide for out-performing all other English schools in its category. The prestigious awards, which are now in its 10th year, are based on a detailed analysis of the most recent examination results, and are designed to highlight consistently good teaching. 

On receiving the awards, Headmaster Bernard Trafford said,

'We are very pleased to have been acknowledged in this way for the outstanding teaching we deliver here, not just in the subjects we've received awards for. 

We're sure that this outstanding level of teaching and achievement by our students will continue for years to come.'

Ralph Lucas, Editor of The Good Schools Guide, commented,

'Our annual awards scheme is designed to recognise and reward excellence in teaching in every subject area at both GCSE and A-Level or equivalent. 

'Our awards give individual teachers and departments where teaching is at its very best, the recognition they deserve.'

The Good Schools Guide Awards are based on a series of calculations which take into account relative popularity and performance of the subject, absolute performance, and percentage of pupils taking the subject.

The Goods Schools Guide is the largest independent guide to UK schools. The guide contains over 1300 good schools across both the independent and state sectors and is available from good book shops or online at