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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

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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This year’s whole school production is now on! Sister Act runs from 7th-9th March, with tickets still available via Mrs Peploe at the finance hatch, online via our parentmail system, and on the door for both the Thursday and Saturday performances. Doors open at 6:30 for both Thursday and Friday night’s performances, with the show starting promptly at 7pm. Saturday’s performance starts at 4pm, with doors opening at 3:30. The production boasts a strong cast of talented students from all year…

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BBC School Report 2019 This year a few students from years 9-12 wrote articles and reported the news both nationally and locally. Please take the time to read their articles here or via the link to the BBC site: https://www.mixital.co.uk/profile/dyd937v6m6 Arriva Fever Is tardiness a Medway epidemic? Arina S, 15, The Rochester Grammar School Arriva is the main bus service that children of a secondary age, in Medway, use to commute to school. Schools such as The Rochester Grammar School,…

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As part of our Global Exchange Programme, a group of students from RGS, who are taking German as a language GCSE, visited our partner school Leibniz in Berlin last January. They had the chance to experience a school day at in Germany, and attended several lessons. Many students have expressed how much they enjoyed the trip, with one quoted as saying ‘it was an amazing experience’, and they all thoroughly enjoyed staying with wonderful host families, who made them feel welcome…

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The RGS Robotics Club recently competed in the Tomorrow’s Engineers Tournament held at Mid-Kent College. They competed against other local schools in a series of challenges. The Robotics Club has been working to prepare for this event for many months by meeting together during lunchtimes and afterschool. They were a mixture of older and experienced robotics students and many younger students. They were coached by Mr Jackson and Mr Vidler and Sixth Form students David Fadare and Ore Emmanuel. The theme…

“Trainees and NQTs are valued and appreciated by their placement and employing schools.” “Schools and mentors ensure that trainees receive strong support throughout their training year.” Ofsted, November 2018 Read the full Ofsted report here.

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Thank you to all of you who have donated through our gofundme page. We hope your daughter/son enjoyed the ‘Just Dance’ sponsored event yesterday morning. Thank you to our Executive Officers for organising such a fun fundraiser. I joined all the students dancing over the course of the morning and they were full of energy and enthusiasm. They even managed to teach the staff some new dance moves. Please continue to support the Student Council in this fundraising project – just…

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On Monday 10th December we held our annual Christmas Carol Service at Rochester Cathedral. This is always a favourite of all of us here at RGS as it puts us all in a festive spirit and this this year didn’t let us down! The service started with ‘Once in Royal David’s City’ with the solo sung by Yasmin Ahmed before being joined by the choirs and then the congregation. After a welcome from The Revered Matthew Rushton we had a mixture…

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The RGS Robotics Club recently competed in the First Lego League tournament held at Kent University, at Canterbury. They went up against a dozen other local schools in a series of challenges. The Robotics Club has been working to prepare for this event for many months by meeting together during lunchtimes and afterschool. They were led by Mr Jackson and Sixth Form student David Fadare who served as the coach for the team. The theme for this year was “Into Orbit”.…

The ‘Untold Stories’ Black History Exhibition   The first stage of the project started last year. We met with a member of the Medway African and Caribbean association, Yassmin, and a researcher from the Chatham Historic Dockyard, Ally. They both eagerly talked to us about the plans to create a massive exhibition, highlighting the untold stories of the revolutionary men and women that played a huge role in shaping our country and how they all had one place in common: Medway.…

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Students and staff at Rochester Grammar School are overjoyed to be collecting some brilliant GCSE results today – with a quarter of all results a grade 8 or 9 (equivalent to an A or A*). An impressive 10% of GCSE students set the bar especially high by achieving no grade lower than a 7 (equivalent to all A or A*) – and 15 students achieved some of the top grades in the country, with all grade 8s and 9s in English…