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Many thanks to the Art Department for creating virtual art exhibitions for the whole school.  Please use the links to view the work of our talented students: End of Year Exhibition – Year 12 and Year 13 End of Year Exhibition – Year 11 Chalk and Charcoal Drawings – Year 10 End of Year Exhibition – Key Stage 3

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Students at our Rochester Grammar School have achieved one of the best sets of IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme) results in the school’s history and will progress on to some of the world’s leading universities and education institutions this September. RGS has accomplished an average point score of 39. This is a high score compared with the international average of 33.02 and the maximum score of 45. READ MORE: All you need to know about the International…

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Congratulations to Dr Vickery and Mrs Pearson and all the students at RGS that have taken part in Duke of Edinburgh activities this year.  Thanks to their commitment and passion for the Duke of Edinburgh programme, students from RGS dedicated 1066 hours to volunteering between April 2020 and March 2021, with a social value of £4850.30. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, we are immensely proud of their dedication and effort to support students achieve their Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.

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Six talented Year 7’s recently attended the finals of the Kent Athletics competition. Each student was required to compete in a track event and a field event. Many schools attended and the competition was tense throughout the day. Our students showed determination, talent and sporting etiquette in all their events. These skills resulted in a great success and an overall win of the competition by 32 points. A huge congratulations to all who attended. The PE department are eagerly anticipating the…

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Students at our Rochester Grammar School have achieved one of the best sets of IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme) results in the school’s history and will progress on to some of the world’s leading universities and education institutions this September. RGS has accomplished an average point score of 39. This is a high score compared with the international average of 33.02 and the maximum score of 45. READ MORE: All you need to know about the International Baccalaureate IB students excelled,…

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Attending a Thinking School means your child will know all about thinking reflectively, critically and creatively. These tools can help when supporting with home learning and also help you and with everyday life outside of school.

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In the lead up to the half term holidays, students spent the week celebrating the diverse cultures that we have within our school community. The celebrations included a range of form time activities and culminated in a cultural Tag Day to raise money for Sickle Cell Society, a charity with special importance to staff and students at RGS.

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WATCH our amazing video! We all have mental health and need to feel empowered and supported enough to speak freely about it. In this we share the weight of mental health – the green ribbon – between all of us. P.S. The music is epic too!

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Anxiety is not just feeling shy, it’s bigger and more complex than that, and it’s also a totally normal feeling of fear or panic. When humans face stressful situations it can trigger our ‘gut feeling’, the in-built body alarm bell we have, which tells us when we don’t feel right about something, and we need to deal with it. Anxiety can kick start our ‘fight or flight’ response, which make us feel more alert, stops us thinking about other things, and even pumps more blood to our legs to help us…

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Self-harming is difficult to talk about but very common, it’s when you hurt yourself on purpose. Usually it’s because something else feels wrong, it seems like the only way to let those feelings out. Self-harming is a symptom of another problem. Self-harm is when someone hurts themselves as a coping mechanism to deal with difficult feelings, painful memories or overwhelming situations. Some people have described self-harm to express something that is hard to put into words, to change emotional pain into physical pain or have a sense…