Colchester Royal Grammar School

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Colchester Royal Grammar School


Name Colchester Royal Grammar School
Website http://www.crgs.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
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Inspection Date 07 November 2007
Address Lexden Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3ND
Phone Number 01206509100
Type Academy
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Christian
Gender Boys
Number of Pupils 955 (88% boys 12% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.4
Academy Sponsor Colchester Royal Grammar School
Local Authority Essex
Percentage Free School Meals 2.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 11.9%
Persisitent Absence 7.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Description of the school

This is a smaller than average, selective boys’ school where girls are admitted to the thriving sixth form. There is a small boarding section for sixth form boys. The school is non-denominational but accords broadly with Christian values. The school draws from a very wide area and serves much of north east Essex. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is very low. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is above average, although the numbers that do not have English as their first language is below average. Attainment on entry is well above average, as Essex grammar schools select from the most able of the school population who choose to apply. The proportion of pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is low, as is the number with a statement of special educational need. The school holds a specialist accreditation for science. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate