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A wonderful end to the year for RGS students and staff as we celebrate receiving the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Bronze Award. RGS is part of the award-winning Thinking Schools Academy Trust and shares a commitment “to provide an outstanding school with an ethos of excellence and high expectations”. It is with this mentality that we made the decision to embark upon the Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) in September 2021. The journey started by informing members of staff and parents…

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Ahead of the Winter Showcase 2021, students were given an open brief to take a photo to represent their family, to explore traditional or contemporary media and to explore Portraiture, Still Life, Animals or Home/Place.  Fifteen Artworks were shortlisted, and the winning best nine photographerss were exhibited in Café 6 representing students across Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5. The audience voted for their one favourite photo to attain a Gold, Silver and Bronze Award for the…

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The Art department are very proud that IB and GCSE Art students had the opportunity to exhibit their artwork at the ‘Under the Rainbow’ exhibition at Bluewater Shopping Centre alongside practising artists and other students in the locality. The exhibition was created to celebrate local artists and to promote the work they produced over lockdowns. Pictured painting a horse is Ella who is currently studying IB Visual Art.  Ella spent a Saturday painting in situe at the exhibition.  She said that…

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This week students and families have been donating items for Harvest Festival.  In keeping with RGS tradition, students decorated their donation boxes during form time and these were shared and displayed in the school hall.  The creativity and enthusiasm of all students was incredible. We are pleased to donate the items to Medway Foodbank as they help local people in crisis.

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At Rochester Grammar we are very excited to have started our journey to becoming a UNICEF Rights Respecting school. The whole programme is founded upon the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This Convention seeks to protect the rights of children no matter who they are or where they are from. We believe that our community should be one in which everyone is respected. Diversity and Equality is a priority for our school so in the process of becoming…

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In August 2021, 11 current and former students of Rochester Grammar School completed their Gold DofE Qualifying expedition on Dartmoor. The expedition lasted four days with the students walking, on average, 20 km a day. They started in Princetown and completed a circuit of the South Moor. There are no campsites on the moor so each of the 3 nights the students camped in the wild near a stream which they used for their water supply. The weather was perfect and…

  Congratulations to Ellen Jones in Sixth Form for coming 1st place (for the second year running) in the Ringing World National Youth Competition – a national bell ringing competition for young people.  Ellen volunteers at Rochester Cathedral to ring the bells for Sunday morning services.  She is also in the Kent Youth Team for Kent Young Ringers.

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Students and staff at Rochester Grammar School, are celebrating today as they receive their GCSE grades. This year, despite the challenges caused by the coronavirus, students have excelled, and the academy is rejoicing in a year of fantastic results for students. RGS saw particular success in subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Art and Religious Studies, while GCSE PE saw 100% of students achieve a grade 7 or higher. There are also some standout individual performances. These include: Kayleigh Shaw who achieved the…

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Students and staff at Rochester Grammar School are rejoicing after receiving their A-Level grades. This year, despite the challenges caused by the pandemic, students have excelled, and the academy is celebrating a year of strong results for students. Many students are now preparing to head on to the university, apprenticeship or job of their choice. RGS students showed the breadth of their talents with success in both STEM and creative subjects.  Particularly impressive were Economics and Further Maths, with these two…

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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