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The Duke of York's Royal Military School

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

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The Duke of York's Royal military School is one of the highest performers in England, winning national awards.
 
The Duke of York's Royal Military School has been recognised nationally by receiving prestigious awards for their outstanding key stage 4 results last year. The awards are based on 2019 data provided by the Department fo Students and Teachers network.
 
The Duke of York's Royal Military School was found to be among the best performing non-selective secondary schools in the country, receiving two awards for being in the top 20% nationally for attainment and for being in DfE Band 1 for student progress at key stage 4.     
 
The SSAT Educational Outcomes database compares all state-funded schools in England and the highest performing schools in a range of key measures are awarded SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards. 
 
Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said: 
 
Congratulations to The Duke of York's Royal Military School on winning two SSAT Educational Outcomes awards. This success is down to the superb learning and teaching, outstanding support and inspirational leadership of students, staff, parents and governors. You have made a huge difference to the lives of the young people in your school. Thank You.

Official progress figures place the Duke of York’s Royal Military School in the top 5% of schools nationally and, with an adjustment for students unable to sit Key Stage 2 SATs, this rises to the top 2%.

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  • 19/03/20

    Students Plant Trees To Help Reduce Climate Change

    Some 40 trees have been planted by Year 7 students and staff to help reduce climate change.
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  • 26/02/20

    Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Success

    An outstanding 120 students celebrated gaining their Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards at a special ceremony with parents, staff and governors.
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  • 07/02/20

    The Duke of York's Royal Military School is one of the best performing non-selective secondary schools in the country.

    DOYRMS wins two SSAT Educational Outcomes awards. This success is down to the superb learning and teaching, outstanding support and inspirational leadership of students, staff, parents and governors.  Official progress figures place the Duke of York’s Royal Military School in the top 5...
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  • 11/11/19

    Our Remembrance Events

    Students and staff took part in Remembrance events in London, Dover and across the Channel in Belgium. For Remembrance Sunday, members of The Dukies’ Association joined with parents and families of current students in a parade at the School’s war memorial. The parade was inspected by...
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  • 11/10/19

    HRH Prince Edward Duke Of Kent Presents Berets

    HRH Prince Edward Duke of Kent presented berets to new students at a special Beret Parade service during the autumn term.  Prince Edward has been president and then patron of DOYRMS for some 44 years, attending the School’s Grand Day on some occasions and other ceremonial events. Th...
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  • 17/09/19

    Expedition India

    Dukies travelled over 5000 miles by air and 400 miles by train, boat, minibus and trekking. The students led every aspect of the three week expedition; what and where they ate, how they got to their next location (train, boat, minibus or tuk tuk), how much money they had to spend each day, dail...
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  • 12/09/19

    Dukies Conquer Stormy Irish Sea in Three-Day Charity Row

    To row across the Irish sea is already a Viking-like expedition. When combined with a wrathful storm, enormous waves and a series of unfortunate events, it seems all the more unachievable.  Thus when Felix, a current Dukie who is a quadriplegic and has been in a wheelchair since birth, embar...
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  • 05/07/19

    Grand Day 2019

    Grand Day – the pinnacle of the School’s year – saw the some 500 students in full ceremonial uniform on parade inspected by guest of honour Reviewing Officer, Brigadier Matt Bazeley. The School’s impressive military band led Trooping the Colour which followed the inspectio...
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  • 01/05/19

    Arts Captains are Announced

    Arts Captains have been announced and are an exciting new leadership role to raise the Arts profile within the School. Application was open to all students and we were extremely impressed by their enthusiasm for these new positions. Many of them had some fantastic ideas for future projects and wa...
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  • 09/04/19

    Wellington Wins Annual Drill Competition

    Students displayed their marching and presentation skills at the School’s annual inter-house drill competition, with Wellington House winning first place. Major Tom Collins (Royal Signals), Warrant Officer II Mike Owen (Royal Engineers), both Dukies, and colleague Sergeant Shaun Heggie (Roy...
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  • 27/03/19

    Talented Young Musicians Compete for Coveted Annual Awards

    Talented young musicians entertained an audience of students, staff, parents and governors at the School while competing for the annual Musician of the Year coveted awards. Accolades went to: Senior Instrumentalist winner Annabelle on clarinet playing In Rhythm, Templeton; joint runners up A...
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  • 19/03/19

    Significant Military Award for our Combined Cadet Force Major

    Major Andrew Nunn, former DOYRMS teacher, has been awarded ‘Commander Home Command Commendation’ for his outstanding contribution to the British Army. This is a rare and significant award which particularly recognises Major Nunn’s highly valued work with our Combined Cadet Force, w...
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