Colchester Royal Grammar School

CRGS is an 11-18 state selective grammar school which admits boys from Year 7 and has a co-educational Sixth Form. It is one of the top-performing schools in the country, with over 90 Oxbridge offers and over 70 medical offers made in the last three years. CRGS has been the top school at A level in the government league tables for nine out of the last twelve years. In The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2019, the school came top of the regional rankings. CRGS is one of very few state boarding schools, with a family-style boarding house designed for 30 Sixth Form students.

“We aim to produce the next generation of leaders for our society. With cutting-edge teaching alongside a traditional ethos, we receive many offers from the top universities across the world.”

CRGS provides a rich education for its students and promotes their personal development through pastoral care, extracurricular activities and leadership opportunities. It is proud of its outstanding reputation for games, music and drama, and has its own swimming pool, fully-equipped gymnasium, multigym and extensive games fields.

The family atmosphere, culture of academic excellence and care for the wellbeing of the students are key features of CRGS. The school is situated half a mile from the town centre, standing amongst trees in delightful, mature gardens which are open to all students.

Admission at 11+ is through selection tests and at 16+ is based on performance at GCSE.


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Colchester Royal Grammar School
Colchester Royal Grammar School Logo
HeadMr John Russell
School TypeState
Junior Age11 - 18
Senior Age Range16 - 18
AcademicGCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Sixth Form£4,400.00 per term
Forces DiscountNone
Total Students902
Youngest Boarder16
Senior Boarders30
Int'l Students15
Closest Airport 1London (Stansted) (51km)
Closest Airport 2London (Gatwick) (130km)
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