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Royal Grammar School, Guildford

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Address: High Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3BB
Website: www.rgsg.co.uk
Founded: 1509
Number of Pupils: 970 boys
Fees: £6,520 per term (plus £274 per term for lunches). A number of means-tested bursaries are available.
Ages: 11–18
Head Teacher: Dr Jon Cox
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational
Entrance Procedure: Admissions at 11, 13 and 16 – via exam and interview.
Contact: Mrs Kathryn Sweet, Head of Admissions (Registrar, & Marketing); 01483 880600
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Open Day on the first Saturday in October, but the school welcomes group or, on occasion, individual visits during term-time.

The Curriculum

Our diverse and flexible curriculum caters to our students who are naturally engaged, motivated and curious. The boys consistently achieve outstanding results at IGCSE, GCSE and A-level; however, the school nurtures habits and attitudes which will allow them not only to flourish at university but also to face a challenging, fast-changing world with confidence.

Games & The Arts

The school has a strong reputation, excellent facilities and recognises achievement at all levels. Boys regularly gain sporting honours at both a national and international level; music, art and drama all flourish.

Pastoral Care

Respect and tolerance are at the heart of the school’s philosophy. The outstanding pastoral care enables the boys to thrive in an environment in which they feel safe, valued and able to express themselves.

University Places

Comprehensive, individually tailored advice ensures that boys are successful in achieving places at their first-choice institutions to read traditional, robust degree subjects.

Percentage of Oxbridge Candidates

An average of 20-25 per cent; there have been 300 offers in the last decade.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

The RGS has a national reputation for academic excellence but also prides itself on its traditional values of decency and respect, supported by very strong pastoral care. Each individual enjoys learning in an environment that allows natural potential to be realised.

Outstanding Characteristics

Quotations from the last inspection report include: ‘The pastoral care from which pupils benefit is excellent, offering outstanding support’; ‘Self-esteem is strengthened by the school’s emphasis on valuing each pupil as an individual’; ‘Pupils achieve at an exceptionally high level and make outstanding progress’; ‘Achievements in creative, physical and performance skills are exceptional’.

See RGS Prep School’s listing here.