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The Duke of York's Royal Military School

A co-educational boarding school for students aged 11-18

Exam Results

We are a non-selective award-winning school (SSAT 2020) placed in the top 2% of schools in England for GCSE and top 25% for A levels. Supervised prep, Saturday morning lessons and proactively encouraging each and every student to achieve the very best they can ensures we maintain a high academic standard.

Department for Education Performance Data


Our 2020 GCSE results were outstanding with 74% of GCSE grades being awarded at 5+, 30% at 7+ and 18% at 8+. Our estimated Progress 8 continues to confirm that our students achieve significantly better than those nationally +1.23.

Outstanding individual success includes Anton, who secured ten Grade 9, one Grade 8; Toby with ten Grade 9; Charlotte gained ten Grade 9; Joshua with seven Grade 9, two Grade 8; Ethel gained seven Grade 9, two Grade 8; Ellie with four Grade 9, four Grade 8, one Grade 6.

Twenty-six students have been offered academic scholarships to study A Levels at the School. Furthermore, additional scholarships have been offered to external applicants as DOYRMS continues to grow its Sixth Form.

In 2019 we were placed in the top 2% of schools nationally (141 out of 6,502) for progress based on the Department for Education ‘Progress 8’ formula of +0.8 for all DOYRMS students.

The DfE data is found by clicking here - please be aware the figures exclude a third of our students because they did not complete KS2 SATS.


KS5 (A Level)

Our Sixth Form is in the top 25% nationally. In 2019-20 students averaged a grade B at A Level – figures shown on the DfE website are based on 2018-19 data.

England’s only state full-boarding school is particularly pleased 80% of students will be going to university to continue their education, 10% into the military and 10% employment. Of particular note, 88% of BTEC Engineering results achieved Distinction or higher.

Outstanding success includes: Ruben Bentley with A*A*A*A* in Chemistry, Further Maths, Physics and Maths; Sophie O’Smotherly with A* English Literature, A* EPQ, A* Religious Studies, A Business; and Jordanna Ramsey with A* in Religious Education, A History, A Physics.

Ruben will read Theoretical Physics at Durham; for Sophie it is English Literature at Cambridge; and Jordanna will read Law at Nottingham.


At The Duke of York's Royal Military School we pride ourselves on the amazing results our students achieve thanks to our outstanding learning support network.

To find out more about our admissions process, please click here



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