Colchester Royal Grammar School
Essex, United Kingdom
About Colchester Royal Grammar School
Colchester Royal Grammar School is an academy school based in Essex for boys aged 11-18. It is a Christian school.
The school also has a small boarding section with 30 places which are available to sixth form students from the UK.
In 2006 a new extension to the school’s science block was completed and then in 2016 a large new building opened that further extended the range of science laboratories, as well as providing new air-conditioned computer laboratories. The school also opened a multi-purpose performance studio in 2013, which is used for activities such as school productions, visiting lectures, and political debates. In addition, the school gym was extended in 2016 and new gym equipment has been funded with considerable support from the school’s Parents’ Association.
Values and vision
Colchester Royal Grammar School aims to maintain the range and depth of subjects appropriate to a selective school. There is regular emphasis placed on traditional whole-class teaching, but use is also made of a wide range of other teaching approaches, including group work, self-study, and personalised learning. Attention to each individual student and to their educational development, needs and success is viewed as fundamental by the school.
In recent years, the school has also made a point of developing its support for students with mental and emotional difficulties. A sixth form group meets regularly to plan events to raise awareness of mental health issues and the school employs its own psychotherapist.