The school justifiably considers the sixth form its flagship, and it provides an outstanding standard of education. ‘A’ level results are outstanding.
The boarding house attracts a number of well qualified and well motivated students from the UK and overseas. These students have been successful and happy in our sixth form and boarding house. Teaching and boarding staff monitor academic progress closely. Our boarders consistently achieve 4 or more A* grades at A-level and will routinely apply to Oxford, Cambridge and the elite universities such as LSE, Imperial College and UCL. In recent years, almost half of Oxbridge applications have been successful.
The fees for 2018/19 are fixed for 2 years and are £4,400 per term.
Colchester Royal Grammar School is a state funded school and there are no additional tuition fees.
GCSE English & Maths
As a state funded school, students must have English or Maths GCSE (or equivalent) at grade C. Applicants without GCSE English or Maths will be considered but they will be put on a course to achieve these qualifications.
Boarding is on two sites - in part of the School House buildings, and in a separate building, Gilberd House, within the school grounds. The accommodation is comfortable and attractive. All rooms are carpeted and there is a balance of double and single rooms. There are excellent study facilities, and boarders have supervised access to the school library and resources room, music facilities, playing fields, indoor sports areas and, in the summer, to a heated open-air swimming pool attended by a duty lifeguard. Boarders have the use of a common room, provided with easy chairs and television, a games room, and a restaurant-style kitchen. Meals are in the school restaurant and care is taken to ensure that boarders have a balanced, varied and plentiful diet.