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  • Sir Thomas Rich's School
    Oakleaze
    Gloucester
    Gloucestershire
    GL2 0LF
  • Head: Matthew Morgan Bsc (Hons), Ma, Frgs
  • T 01452 338400
  • F 01452 338401
  • E Info@strs.org.uk
  • W strschool.co.uk
  • A state school for boys aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Gloucestershire
  • Pupils: 1,010; sixth formers: 394 (140 Girls)
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 22nd March 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Rugby is king here and plays a major part in the sporting curriculum, one of the reasons for many boys choosing STRS. The rugby club is one of the strongest in the county and it’s taken seriously. They have eight short lesson periods in a day to keep the boys’ focus and attention, plus there is a reasonable amount of sport timetabled in. And apparently there is not much of a focus on messy handwriting and spelling  - the emphasis is more on the underlying intellectual thought processes...

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What the school says...

11: State Grammar School exam (VR) is administered by the LEA. 16: 5 B grades at GCSE (including Cs in Maths & English Language).

Converted to an academy 2010.

What the parents say...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Government & Politics at an English Grammar School (GCE A level)

School associations

State grammar school

What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmaster

Since 2013, Matthew Morgan (early 40s), studied geography at Royal Holloway and Bedford University of London. Originally from Buckinghamshire, he completed his PGCE in Cambridge. First teaching role at Royal Latin Grammar School in Bucks, where he stayed for 10 years, progressing to head of sixth form. Joined STRS as deputy in 2007.

Trained as a geography teacher but also teaches chemistry. Not a rugby man but enjoys sport so he regularly trains the U12 C team. Matthew likes to lead by example – ‘you don’t need to be the best at something to enjoy it and get involved’. His true passion lies in the world of music and he leads the brass band.

Parents are very supportive and full of praise: ‘Mr Morgan is quite simply, the...

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