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Covid-19 Update

Following the Government’s most recent Covid-19 update on Sunday 10th May it is important to note that there are no immediate changes in the education or child care provision made by schools.

Therefore, schools will continue to provide distance learning support for students and child care for Key Workers who have provided 24 hours notice of their intention to use the child care facility. 

 

As you will be aware, the government has announced the expectation that Secondary schools will begin a phased transition to school based learning during Term 6 for selected Year groups.

 

We are working closely with the Local Authorities and the Department For Education to ensure the most effective and safe return to school for students and staff. We will be in contact you shortly to update you on our plans.

 

Please continue to check your mailboxes and this website for updates.


Thank you for your continued support.

 

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.

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…

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The Rochester Grammar School will be performing its 10th annual charity dance show on 13th-15th February 2020. Over 80 students have worked since September in numerous roles including choreography, performance, set production and advertising to produce a spectacular show. Dates: 13th-15th February 2020 Doors Open: 6.30PM Show Starts: 7PM Prices: Adults £8.50, Concessions £6.50 We really hope you will join us for what promises to be a spectacular production, and look forward to seeing you there.  

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This year’s whole school production is being performed this week. The story explores the part fictionalised story of the Salem Witch trials which took place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692/93.  All those involved have worked exceptionally hard and have produced a powerful and moving production which we hope to see you at.   Tickets are still available from both the finance hatch and on the door for each performance.   The performances are as follows: Friday 7th February – doors open…

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External applicants can apply for completing an application form, please click here.  Applications should be returned to the school by Wednesday 22 January, successful applicants will be invited to a consultation taking place w/c 10th February. Internal Students: You will be given information whilst in school on how to complete your transfer form.  Forms should be returned to school by Friday 7th February.