Colchester Royal Grammar School is committed to providing a quality education for its pupils, and aims at excellence in all that it does. High standards and expectations shall permeate every aspect of school life and be evident in the behaviour, attitude and appearance of its pupils.
The school stands for and will actively promote such qualities as: commitment, compassion, courtesy and consideration for others, good humour, industry, integrity, loyalty, pride in achievement, pride in appearance, scholarliness, self-discipline, self-respect and respect for others, service.
The principle priority of this selective grammar school, indeed its raison d'être, is the academic achievement of its pupils. The school strives to raise the aspirations of all pupils, and so to encourage, extend and inspire them, that they obtain examination results that are the utmost they can achieve. Examination success, the outcome of effective teaching and learning, is thus the school's key performance indicator.
Care for the individual as a whole and about his or her personal development and extracurricular involvement complements the emphasis on academic achievement, and demonstrates the richness of the school's provision for its pupils.
A high calibre staff, who are caring, dedicated and enthusiastic, work as a team in the pursuit of the school's aims. CRGS is unashamedly ambitious, striving continually to improve itself, and to enhance its local, national and international reputation.
All staff, pupils, parents and governors are expected to share this vision and to accept their personal responsibility for upholding and improving standards.
Colchester Royal Grammar School is an 11 to 18 school for boys and admits girls into a coeducational sixth form. It is one of very few state boarding schools, with a family style boarding house designed for 30 sixth-form boys.
Lessons designed to stretch and inspire are a fundamental feature of school life, but this is only a small part of the story. The school delivers a range of experiences through which students are developed into well-rounded, confident and talented young adults. Colchester Royal Grammar School became an academy in 2012 and was designated a National Teaching School and a National Support School in 2013.