Event Reviews 2016-2017


  • Family Quiz Night | 8 October 2016 Open or Close

    Approximately 180 parents and boys tackled nine rounds of the RGSPA's annual Fun Family Quiz on Saturday 8 October.

    Subjects included History, Geography and Sport, with the most challenging round turning out to be Art & Literature (average score 5.5 out of 10 – could do better!). Almost top marks for three teams in the marathon round, though, as they correctly identified 48 out of 50 partial brand logos.

    New for this year was the Common Sense round which tested Touch, Smell, Sound and Taste. Lots of correct guesses for smelling PlayDoh and feeling a Nerf bullet through a knotted sock, but noone recognised the taste of Walkers' brand new, limited edition 'sandwich inspired' crisps: Cheese, Cucumber & Salad Cream. (Currently on sale in the School Shop if you want to give them another try!)

    Victors yet again (we've lost count of how many years now) were Chocolate Matters, with 132 points out of a possible 150. Second on 127 were a Y13 team, The Indistractables, who also won a prize for the highest placed student-only team. Third prize went to The Speen Machine on 125 and the prize for the best name went to The Boardinators, a team from Fraser Youens boarding house. Congratulations to the winners and to everyone for taking part in such good spirits.

    The PA would like to thank our quiz master, David Hamilton (sons in Y11 & Y9), who handled his début with aplomb, and the core team of Catherine Wetherell, Philippa Marfleet, Eve Dudrey & Saroj Patel who organised the event.

    A huge thank you as well to the parents who helped mark or serve on the night; to those who provided delicious homemade puddings to follow Wycombe Pizza's super-popular pizza slices; and to the World Challenge boys who acted as runners.

    Despite being deliberately priced to be an inexpensive night out, the evening raised the fantastic sum of £1,500 – thank you!

    Just one question remains unanswered: who is going to wrestle the trophy from Chocolate Matters next year?

  • Year 8 Parents' Social Evening | 6 October 2016 Open or Close

    The Year 8 social evening held in October was a very pleasant evening run by the RGSPA. Parents were greeted by  PA members, Rupa, Eve, Saroj and Vikki, offered refreshments and then were able to chat freely to other Year 8 parents, the Head of Year Mr. Zair, and Headmaster Mr.Wayne.


    Half-way into the evening Mr.Wayne addressed the parents about the exciting year ahead for their children now in Year 8, followed by an informative introduction by Head of Year Mr. Zair and finally the PA chair Rupa Hindocha spoke about the benefits and achievements of the PA to the school and students.


    This was another enjoyable, informal yet informative evening where parents of RGS students were given the opportunity to meet other parents. Thank you to all those who attended and to the RGSPA members who made the evening such a success.

  • The BUDDY HOLLY Story | THEATRE TRIP | 4 OCTOBER 2016 Open or Close

    Review to come

  • Family Photo Shoot | 2 October 2016 Open or Close

    Review to come

  • Year 7 Parents' Social Evening | 29 September 2016 Open or Close

    Review to come

  • Year 7 & Year 8 Disco | 24 September 2016 Open or Close

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  • Year 7 Parents' Coffee Morning | 2 September 2016 Open or Close

    On Friday 2nd September 2016, the RGSPA organised and hosted the Year  7 Parent’s Coffee Morning. This was held in the Space, below the Queens’ Hall.


    This long running event is to welcome the new Year 7 Parents to the Royal Grammar School. It also provides an informal opportunity to meet other Year 7 parents, in particular, those parents of children in the same form group. The PA asked for 2-3 parents of each form group to sign up for the role of form rep to liaise between the parents and arrange fun social activities during the year.


    We, the RGSPA provided tea, coffee and homemade cakes for well over 100 parents and the volume of noise created in the Space indicated it was a very friendly and successful event. There were even parents spilling out into the quadrangle.


    The RGS is quite unique in providing such an event and feedback from parents has been very positive at having this opportunity to meet fellow parents. Thank you to all those who attended and to the other PA members and volunteers who made this a very enjoyable, successful morning.