The primary focus of any educational institution is academics. Royal College is no different as the purpose of starting the Hill Street Academy back in 1835 was to provide a quality English education for the students of that community. Today Royal College has grown from its original 20 students to over 8400 students, who still walk through the Boake Gates looking for the best possible education. While co – curricular and extra – curricular activities are highly encouraged, academics has, is and always will be the primary focus of the students.