13th August 2020 — Resilience and flexibility among Royal School pupils and staff has resulted in quality outcomes despite a global pandemic. Today we celebrate the hard work and commitment of our pupils that have ensured outcomes are a real credit to them and we wish them every success as they prepare for the next chapter in their lives.
Mrs Pippa Smithson, Head at The Royal School commented: “I feel particularly proud of our pupils this year. The Royal is about pastoral care, academic ambition and instilling confidence in our learners through a nurturing and supportive environment; never has that been more valuable than in recent times. They are a talented bunch of individuals who are going on to pursue a wide range of exciting courses at prestigious universities or colleges. They have asked for help when they needed it, shown initiative and resilience in uncertain times and I am sure they have learnt a great deal about themselves which will stand them in great stead for the future. “
As a proudly mixed ability school, The Royal is academically ambitious for all its pupils and this year is consistent with its usual excellent academic record. Many pupils received top marks against its impressive offering of a particularly broad range of subjects; 25 in total.
Catering for the individual is at the heart of the school. This is clear in the array of courses pupils are going on to. On the day 80% of pupils achieved their first choice of university, with some still waiting to hear and over half the pupils in the year group are off to Russell Group Universities. The courses range from traditional degrees such as Mathematics and Geography to more vocational degrees including Social Anthropology, Computer Science for Cyber Security, Aerospace engineering and Fashion Business Management.
The highest performers include Alex D who joined The Royal School in Sixth Form and will be reading Chemistry at UCL. Alex’s intellectual curiosity and initiative made him take the unusual step of completing two EPQs. (Extended Project Qualification). Sophie A will be joining a prestigious Dance Conservatoire. Isabel B, Head Girl, who joined The Royal School in Prep 2 will be taking a gap year before applying to Oxbridge and Charlotte P will be studying Criminology at Bristol University.