The Duke of York’s Royal Military School explain how they foster resilience and growth

In today’s fast-paced and competitive world, where adaptability and fortitude reign supreme, the quest for exceptional leadership and resilience has never been more crucial. Parents, recognising the paramount importance of these attributes, seek schools which actively cultivate these qualities in their students.

Enter The Duke of York’s Royal Military School, a champion of exceptional learning where leadership and resilience aren’t just theoretical concepts but lived realities. Fondly referred to as Dukies, students here are not only educated but nurtured to excel, armed with the essential tools and mindset to emerge as the leaders of tomorrow. The crucible of this transformative journey lies in the acknowledgment that leadership and resilience is honed through hands-on experience.

Here, adventure is a vehicle for personal growth and character development. Through meticulously curated adventure training, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, and Combined Cadet Force trips, students are thrust into challenging environments where they must navigate obstacles, overcome adversity, and collaborate with their peers under pressure. Whether it’s scaling rugged peaks, braving the elements, or an exhilarating abseil down a 150ft viaduct, these expeditions instil the invaluable traits of resilience, adaptability, and resourcefulness. Overseas expeditions see Dukies exploring and taking part in volunteer programmes, such as building schools for underprivileged children. They learn the importance of clear communication, strategic planning, and decisive action.

Students not only benefit from an all-round education but also state-of-the-art facilities, outstanding pastoral support, and unparalleled opportunities for personal and academic growth. The ethos of full boarding fosters maturity and independence; nurturing individuals who are academically and socially adept, culturally aware, and emotionally resilient. It equips students with the skills and mindset required for leadership and fosters the unconquerable spirit to confront life’s challenges head-on, and ready to lead with distinction in an ever-changing world.

Great Expectations

Mike Piercy, education consultant and former Head of The New Beacon, gives his opinion on tutoring There’s nothing wrong with ambition; indeed it is to be praised. Encouragement of ambition is inherent in parenthood and teaching.I have something of a...

Creative Thinking

Online educators, Technology Triumphs, talk us through their approach “There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all,” – Edward De Bono, the originator of the term lateral thinking.Despite this, creative pursuits have been seemingly...

5 Top Tips to get exam ready

Help your child navigate exam season with help from the experts It is no secret that, for some students, the exam season represents a stressful time. Antony Nesling and Beverley Bloem, Diploma Coordinator and High School Counsellor at ACS International...