Today, The Royal School celebrates the hard work and commitment of their students.
Mrs Pippa Smithson, Head at The Royal School commented: “This group of students have excelled not only academically but also in developing those skills every employer will look for in the future. They have shown initiative, flexibility and incredible tenacity as they embraced remote learning. Pupils kept their cameras on and their engagement high throughout. We pride ourselves on the tight rapport between teacher and student at The Royal; this was particularly critical this year and played a major role in enabling such success.”
On the day, 83% of students achieved their first choice of university, with some still waiting to hear, and two thirds are off to Russell Group Universities. The courses range from traditional degrees such as Law and Architecture to highly specialist degrees like Statistics and Computer Science to vocational degrees including Songwriting, Illustration and Nursing.
Among the highest performers is Argy, who will be reading Physics at Bath University. Having experienced the benefits of boarding through flexi boarding, Argy chose to become a full boarder in order to focus on his studies.
Ottilie, Head Girl and Year 13 student, said: “I would like to say on behalf of the year group that the remote learning has been amazing. We are really lucky.”
One Senior School parent commented: “The management under United Learning during the last year has been so impressive. Through such unprecedented challenges they have consistently been entirely committed to providing pupils with the absolute best education and support.”