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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

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Latest News

Latest news and press releases from The Rochester Grammar School.

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On Thursday 4th July our Gospel Choir were invited by the BBC to attend the filming of the 3rd series of Antiques Celebrity Road Trip.  The episode they were filming for will see Sheila Ferguson, of the American pop band Three Degrees, investigating black history in Kent.  The choir, featuring 20 talented and committed year 7s and two leading year 12s, were invited to sing a rendition of ‘Swing Low Sweet Chariot’.  They sang the same song, in the same room…

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Rochester Grammar School students celebrate excellent IB results Students at Rochester Grammar School are celebrating after they again achieved excellent results in the international Baccalaureate (IB) this year – ahead of the school offering the high-quality qualification exclusively in its sixth form from September 2020. The overall average score for students at RGS, part of the high-performing Thinking Schools Academy Trust, was 36 – equivalent to A*A*AA at A-Level. The excellent individual results mean many RGS students have won their first choice of university, including…

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Year 8 Faraday Challenge 2019 On Thursday 23rd May eight year 8 students attended the annual Faraday Challenge day at Greenwich University in Dockside, Chatham. The competition’s aim was to set engineering challenges to students to encourage them to consider a future in one of a range of engineering careers. The students were split into two teams of four and were set a challenge linked to the development of the new James Webb Space Telescope, set to replace the Hubble telescope as the…

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Congratulations to NChant for reaching the final of Young Choir of the Year 2019.  You can watch the choir perform in the final on Songs of Praise at 1.15pm on BBC 1 this Sunday.

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NChant will be featured on BBC South East Today in the 6.30pm show tonight (24th May) ahead of their appearance on Songs of Praise at 1.15pm on Sunday 26th May.  We hope you enjoy watching their performance.

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RGS PE teacher Hanna Miller has been named the Best Secondary School teacher in Medway at the annual Kent Teacher of the Year Awards. Hanna, who juggles teaching with her other responsibilities as Assistant Head of Thinking, Teaching and Learning across the Thinking Schools Academy Trust, has been a highly valued member of the teaching staff at RGS for seven years, and we are delighted to see her receive public recognition for her efforts. Hanna was praised at the ceremony for her phenomenal…

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On Sunday 28th April, 18 students and 6 members of staff from Rochester Grammar School volunteered to be part of the baggage reclaim on The Mall for the Virgin Money London Marathon. After a chilly start, and a lot of waiting around, the girls organised nearly 2,000 bags to be ready for collection. Completing this in just over an hour made it their quickest time yet! At around 2.30pm, the runners began flooding the lorry and the girls calmly and professionally…

Rochester Grammar School reveals plans to improve opportunities and outcomes for disadvantaged children   Leading school sets out vision for £3.5m funding   The high-performing Rochester Grammar School (RGS) has set out its vision of how it will use Department for Education funding to benefit disadvantaged children and young people. RGS, part of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust, a family of 16 schools ranked in the top 10 of multi-academy trusts in the country by the Government, has been awarded £3.5m…

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RGS students attending the Japanese club have been learning about the Japanese Hinamatsuri Festival and have created their Hina-dolls in origami. Hinamatsuri also called Doll’s Day or Girls’ Day, is a special day in Japan.  It is celebrated each year on 3 March.  Platforms covered with a red carpet-material are used to display a set of ornamental dolls (hina-ningyō) representing the

The Rochester Grammar School performed its 9th annual charity dance show on 6th-9th February 2019. Over 80 students had worked since September in numerous roles including choreography, performance, set production and advertising to produce a spectacular show. This year’s theme was focussed entirely iconic movies. The choice of music was varied and exciting and the students enjoyed choreographing to songs old and new; it gave the students an opportunity to grow and develop as cast members and performers. We are delighted…