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Colchester Royal Grammar School

Colchester Royal Grammar School

Established in 1206, Colchester Royal Grammar School caters to boys aged 11 to 18, with a co-educational Sixth Form for girls. Located in Colchester, Essex, it has held academy status since 2012. Acquiring the titles of National Teaching School and National Support School in 2013, the school boasts exceptional music and drama facilities and a robust sports fixture list.

Following the national curriculum, CRGS is dedicated to providing a challenging and supportive education, aiming to empower pupils to realize their full potential and become confident learners capable of handling university, employment, and daily life responsibilities. Students, upon completing their educational journey, gain significant insights into key areas such as English, maths, sciences, modern languages, history, and art.

CRGS offers an extensive extracurricular program, featuring diverse activities and clubs like the Japanese club, rugby, programming club, and history society. The school emphasizes top-quality education and cultivates a supportive and inclusive atmosphere. The highly competent staff is committed to elevating each student’s personal and professional aspirations, inspiring them to strive for excellence in all aspects of life.

Consistently achieving notable success, CRGS reflects a strong work ethic and ambition. Students regularly excel in GCSE and A-Level exams, paving the way for continued education at prestigious universities.vvv

County / Area:
Boys Grammar

Colchester Royal Grammar School implements a catchment area system,  where priority is determined by the proximity and location of students  in relation to the school.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
9 applicants for every place
Colchester Royal Grammar School, Lexden Road, Colchester CO3 3ND, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
Paper 1 : Maths
Paper 2 : English

Colchester Royal Grammar School is part of the CSSE Consortium, and all schools within this consortium adhere to the same examination format. The exam comprises:

  • Paper 1: A 60-minute free-response Mathematics Paper.

  • Paper 2: A 1-hour and 10-minute English paper. Section 1 involves 40 minutes dedicated to comprehension. Section 2 allocates 10 minutes for applied reasoning, while Section 3 focuses on continuous writing for 20 minutes.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
21st September 2024
24th April 2024
21st June 2024 at 4pm

The exam results can be checked through school website.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the CSSE (English & Mathematics).  The sessions are online and highly interactive.  Speak to us about how we can help your child.

Mock Exams: Our mock exams are designed to reflect the real exam in complexity and format.  Click here to view the mock exam schedule.

Practice Papers: Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus.

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