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  • The Royal School Armagh
    College Hill
    County Armagh
    BT61 9DH
  • Head: Graham Montgomery
  • T 028 3752 2807
  • F 028 3752 5014
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Southern ELB
  • Pupils: 819; sixth formers: 286
  • Religion: Not Applicable
  • Fees: Day £4,400 - £4,416 (non-EU); Boarding £9,580 - £14,740 pa
  • Open days: See school web site
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review

What says..

There is an impressive quad where you can no longer park your carriage but which is now used for barbecues, and the crunchy gravel is a deterrent to illicit flits between the boys’ and girls’ boarding houses. There is a strong sense of history and tradition. Parents are a broad church, cutting right across the social spectrum – some rural, others urban and sophisticated; some wealthy, others struggling to make ends meet. ‘Good qualifications will get you the interview and good character will get you the job’ is school’s mantra and pupils are…

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2018, Graham Montgomery. Previously principal of Cookstown High School, a position he’d have gladly have remained in for years were it not for this role – which he considers the ultimate coup – coming up. Growing up just 10 miles away, he has long been in awe of the ‘ethos, atmosphere, history and rapport between staff and students’ which he experienced briefly for himself when he did some practice teaching as part of his PGCE (from Queen’s Belfast, where he also has a degree in politics and modern history). When a job came up in the English department two decades ago, he wasted no time in getting his wife (now head of English) to go for it and they also sent their son here and later their daughter. Now it’s his turn and...

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