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  • The Rochester Grammar School
    Maidstone Road
    ME1 3BY
  • Head: Mr I Macaulay
  • T 01634 843049
  • F 01634 818340
  • E office@rochesterg…
  • W www.rochesterg…
  • A mainstream state school for girls aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Medway
  • Pupils: 1,213
  • Religion: None
  • 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 26th November 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

It’s a powerhouse for women. Houses are named after an eclectic group of women such as Jane Tomlinson, Eva Cassidy, Ella Fitzgerald, and Hildegard (of Bingen). As we walk the corridors there’s a hubbub coming from all the classrooms. Pupils are animated, some half on their feet. Tables aren’t arranged in serried ranks, but in blocks or U-shapes and there’s much collaborative work and discussion going on. One parent calls the school ‘a jewel in Rochester’. But the other side of the coin is that the pace is fast, and your daughter will have to be prepared to...

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2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking ICT at an English Grammar School (GCSE Full Course)


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What The Good Schools Guide says

Interim head of school

Since September 2016, Mr I Macaulay, previously deputy principal.

Executive principal is Mr G Bassan BA NPQH. CEO is Mr S Gardener.

Academic matters

In 2016, 71 per cent of GCSE entries were graded A*/A. At A level, 81 per cent of grades were A* to B and 44 per cent A*/A, and IB the average total point score was 38. The school has specialist status for maths, ICT and music; history, English and science are all strong departments. Modern foreign languages haven’t matched up so new language teaching methods introduced. Students in years 7 and 8 learn languages through drama workshops and role play with no written work, with the aim to build their vocabulary and confidence before moving to the next level. ‘The brain is wired to...

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