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Covid-19 Update

Further information about how our Trust and schools are taking necessary precautions since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, can be found in our Trust’s ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) website section’.


Further information on the free school meals scheme can be found here: https://www.edenred.co.uk/Documents/DfE/DfE_FreeSchoolMeals_ParentCarerFAQs.pdf

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping students at home wherever possible.  Please note that because of staffing plans, parents of key workers should email office@newhorizonschildrensacademy.org.uk or call 03333 602120 by 9am the day before to be eligible for provision the next day.

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Latest News

Latest news and press releases from The Rochester Grammar School.

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We are proud to announce that Magda, a Year 9 student Rochester Grammar School, was selected out of 17,000 submissions to have her work exhibited at the Royal Academy of Art’s second Young Artists’ Summer Show 2020.  The exhibition opened online on Monday 13th July and Magda’s work, “My Town” can be viewed here Congratulations Magda, we look forward to seeing you grow and develop as an artist.    

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So that we can still celebrate Founders’ Day together, we have created a virtual service for you all to enjoy, Just click on the link here This year’s charity is the Sickle Cell Society and we would love to raise as much money as possible in memory of Tega, an RGS student. In the virtual service there are some fundraising ideas and donations can be made through our Just Giving page. Thank you in advance for your support

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At the end of June, despite being in lockdown, year 7 and 8 pupils achieved amazing results in the nationwide UKMT Junior Mathematical Challenge.  With the inability to come into school, it looked like RGS pupils would miss the challenge. However, through the arduous work of the UKMT and coordination from the RGS Mathematics department, pupils were able to sit this year’s challenge online. Aylin Raza top scored in year 8 was awarded the Gold award in addition to the prestigious…

3 April 2020 Dear Parent/Carer, I hope that you and your family are keeping well and healthy throughout this uncertain and difficult time. I am writing today to update you on the Trust’s free school meals arrangements. To date, we have worked alongside our food provider Chartwells to deliver emergency food packs to those who are entitled to free school meals. After the Easter school holidays these arrangements will change, and we will be implementing the Government’s Food Voucher scheme. Parents…

Key worker letter   20 March 2020 Dear Parents/Carers, As you know, following the announcement by the Prime Minister on Wednesday 18th March, all schools are closing from the end of the school day on Friday 20th March. Last night guidance was issued by government and it states that the most recent scientific advice on how to further limit the spread of COVID-19 is clear. If children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the…

Provision for all students   20 March 2020   Dear Parents/Carers, As you know at the end of today we will be closed for the vast majority of our students until the government decides that schools should reopen. The government has published a useful FAQ document to support parents during this time: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers I would like to thank you for your support and understanding over the last few weeks as we have responded to the emerging Coronavirus situation. I…

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Some useful resources whilst you are studying at home:   CHILDLINE: Childine is a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, they are there for you online, on the phone, anytime. www.childline.org.uk   THINKUKNOW: THINKUKNOW is an education programme to help protect children both online and offline. www.thinkuknow.co.uk   CEOP: CEOP is a law enforcement agency which helps to keep children and young people safe…

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On Thursday 5 March, RGS celebrated World Book Day.   Once again both teachers and students dressed up as characters from their favourite books with some original and creative ideas on show.   Teachers also created book posters for their classroom doors and starter activities on that day consisted of teachers reading extracts to the students from their favourite book.   At lunchtime, an activities fair was held in the library where students could take part in literary quizzes, create a character profile for…

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Students from The Rochester Grammar School travelled to Snowdon on Friday 28th February 2020 for their acclimatisation and training weekend for World Challenge.  A group of 30 students led by Miss Parry and other staff will be travelling to Tanzania in July 2020 for their World Challenge expedition. A group of these students will be climbing Kilimanjaro during their expedition and needed to experience climbing a mountain and camping in challenging conditions.  As most of the students had completed either their…

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Students and staff at Rochester Grammar School are delighted after the school has been reaccredited as an “Advanced Thinking School” by the University of Exeter. The report by the University of Exeter’s Graduate School of Education, issued as part of the reaccreditation process, noted that RGS has “gone from strength to strength in its strive for excellence”. It also noted that the school is very successful in “developing independent and reflective thinkers”. RGS was first accredited as a Thinking School in 2009, subsequently…