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About the brand Royal College at KaprukaRoyal College is widely known as the premier educational institution in the island. This idea has been justified time and time again as Royalists past and present have produced outstanding results in whatever field they may have taken part in. Royal College is an institution that brings together all walks of life giving an equal platform for every student to reach his maximum potential.
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HOW ARE CHILDREN ADMITTED TO ROYAL COLLEGE?
Admission to the school is the most competitive in the country. It gets its highest number of applications for admission to grade 1 and the best 250 students from all over the country to enter the school in year 5 via the grade 5 scholarship examination
ON AVERAGE HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE STUDYING AT ROYAL COLLEGE AT ANY GIVEN TIME?
The college educates close to 9100 students in both secondary and primary education
PLEASE GIVE A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE BEGINNING OF ROYAL COLLEGE?
Royal is a selective entry boys` school located in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Started as a private school by Rev Joseph Marsh in 1835,it was established as the Colombo Academy by Sir Robert Wilmot-Horton in January 1836, as part of the implementation of the recommendations of the Colebrooke Cameron Commission (1833), and was the first government-run secondary school for boys in the island. Today it is considered the leading public school in Sri Lanka and is often referred to as the `Eton of Sri Lanka
WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT THE ROYAL THOMIAN BIG MATCH?
Cricket has been played at the school since 1838 and the Royal College Cricket Club was formed in 1878 by Ashley Walker. The annual cricket match, The Big Match, played against the school`s traditional rival, S. Thomas` College, Mt Lavinia is the longest uninterrupted cricket match series in the world.
WHAT IS THE MOTTO OF ROYAL COLLEGE?
The college`s motto is `Disce aut Discede`, meaning `Learn or Depart` in Latin. The motto is associated with the high academic standard maintained at the school for over 180 years
WHAT IS THE SPORTING INVOLVEMENT AT ROYAL COLLEGE?
Sport is a major part of Royal College, with over 21 different sports played. Taking centre stage of the annual sporting calendar are the Royal-Thomian (Big Match), the Bradby and the Regatta. Royal College has always been at the top level of almost all school sports.
WHEN WAS THE SCHOOL NAMED ROYAL COLLEGE?
In 1881 it was renamed Royal College Colombo with the royal consent of Queen Victoria. The Gazette notification giving Her Majesty`s approval to change the name of the school appeared on July 31, 1881.
WHERE IS ROYAL COLLEGE LOCATED?
Situated in a quiet residential suburb of Colombo known as the Cinnamon Gardens, it occupies an area of 15.5 hectares (38 acres)
WHO ARE STUDENTS AT ROYAL COLLEGE KNOWN AS?
Students at Royal College are known as Royalists
WHO ARE THE NOTABLE ALUMNI FROM ROYAL COLLEGE?
The school produced the first Executive President of Sri Lanka J. R. Jayewardene the last Sultan of the Maldives Muhammad Fareed Didi; and three Prime Ministers of Sri Lanka, including General Sir John Kotalawela and Ranil Wickremesinghe as well as the first Ceylonese Acting Governor, Sir James Peiris.
WHO ARE THE OLD BOYS OF ROYAL COLLEGE KNOWN AS?
Old boys or past pupils of Royal College are known as Old Royalists