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Welcome from the Headmaster

There is no such thing as a typical RGS boy.

The ethos of the School is underpinned by a deep, innate commitment to fulfilling the potential of each and every individual, irrespective of his passion. Every success, however seemingly small, is noticed and celebrated. What RGS boys do share is a pride in the School, a pride in each other and a pride in achieving the very best of which they are capable. RGS boys emerge as confident, articulate young men with a strong sense of moral integrity and a refreshing humility. Current parents speak highly of the inclusive culture of the School, the inspirational education which nurtures a genuine love of learning, the dedicated and talented staff, the impeccable behaviour of the boys, and the exceptional preparation for university and beyond.

The RGS is one of the most prestigious schools in the country and, since its foundation in 1509, has established a national reputation for academic excellence and single-sex education. Central to the success of the School, however, is a distinctive blend of a number of elements: a welcoming, happy community where each individual feels valued and has the opportunity to flourish within a supportive, nurturing environment; a rich 500 year history and tradition yet an awareness of the needs of a student in the twenty-first century; an inspiring Tudor setting in the heart of historic Guildford combined with the facilities expected of a modern-day institution; a traditional, rigorous grammar school ethos with an innovative, independent approach to education; a school where academia is only one facet of a far richer experience and an extraordinary array of opportunities.

I hope this website provides a flavour of the RGS; I would, however, encourage you to visit the School to speak to me, the staff and, most importantly, the boys. It is the boys themselves who best exemplify the true values and character of the School and I feel certain the RGS will leave an indelible impression on you.

Dr JM Cox
Headmaster

"Pupils are extremely loyal to the school and proud to be part of it"
ISI Report 2014