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Colchester Royal Grammar School

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About the School

Colchester Royal Grammar School was founded in 1206 and granted two Royal Charters, by Henry VIII in 1539 and by Elizabeth I in 1584. It has, therefore, a history of scholarship dating back to the sixteenth century. It became an academy in 2012 and was designated a National Teaching School and a National Support School in 2013.

Colchester Royal Grammar School is an 11-18 school for boys and admits girls into a co-educational Sixth Form. It is one of very few state boarding schools, with a family style boarding house designed for 30 Sixth Form students. This adds to the multicultural community of the school, which also offers a wide range of trips, exchanges and extracurricular activities to enrich the students’ education. Colchester Royal Grammar School has outstanding music and drama facilities and a comprehensive sports fixture list.

There is a unique ethos throughout Colchester Royal Grammar School, one which forms the foundation through which the students make the excellent progress that they do. Lessons designed to stretch and inspire are a fundamental feature of school life, but this is only a small part of the story.

Colchester Royal Grammar School delivers a range of experiences through which staff develop all students into well-rounded, confident and talented young adults. Colchester Royal Grammar School seeks to provide the best education, give the students the greatest of opportunities and compete with the very best schools across the world. Indeed the Telegraph describes Colchester Royal Grammar School as the ‘top-performing state school’ and places it at the very top of their league table. The school has won multiple awards, including several from the ‘Good Schools Guide’, which describes the school as “One of the country's top selective boys' state schools; rivals many independents.”

Colchester Royal Grammar School is founded on, and committed to, very traditional values. They combine this with a forward thinking and modern approach to education. This is a unique combination which leads to the outstanding success that the school has become famous for; staff are preparing all students for a very bright futures and producing the next generation of leaders for this country.

Colchester Royal Grammar School welcomes applications from students for entry at 11+, 13+ and 16+ and it encourages parents of prospective students to attend one of the school’s Open Evenings.

Year 7 11+ Exam Content

Essex 11 +set by The Consortium Of Selective Schools in Essex (CSSE).

How to prepare for the 11+ in 

Colchester Royal Grammar School

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School Type:-

Boys' Grammar

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Year 7 Places:-

Year 7 Admission details:-

A lot of applicants with up to 9+ applicants for every place.

Exam Format

Essex 11+ set CSSE.


Colchester Royal Grammar School, Lexden Road, Colchester CO3 3ND

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