Rugby School A GSG School Review
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Pastoral care and inclusivity
Fees, scholarships & bursary information
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Teaching and learning approaches
Entrance & admissions information
Exit information - where do the children go next?
Learning support & SEN information
Arts, sports and extracurricular
Pupils & parents (what are they really like?)
What The Good Schools Guide says..
‘Restlessness’ is one of Rugby’s self-defined three Rs and could perhaps apply to the effects of the school’s non-stop activities as much as intellectual curiosity. Parents told us, ‘School life is very full on… School is launching a junior chorister programme at Bilton Grange which will give up to 40 boys and girls a cathedral standard choral and musical education. Among pupils there’s a noticeably strong sense of community and appreciation of the value of lifelong friendships forged here…Read more
- Rugby School
Lawrence Sheriff Street
- Head: Gareth Parker-Jones, Executive Head Peter Green
- T 01788 556216
- F 01788 556277
- E [email protected]
- W www.rugbyschool.co.uk
- Rugby School is an independent school for boys and girls aged from 13 to 18. Day fees for Rugby School are £28,890 and boarding fees are £45,990 pa. Interested in reading more? Access our unbiased Rugby School review.
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Warwickshire
- Pupils: 865; sixth formers: 395
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: Day £28,890; Boarding £45,990 pa
- Open days: October, November, January and February
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What the school says...
There is a strong and genuine sense that this is a school of obligation, not privilege. A great education is so much more than a focus on academic excellence – children need resilience to face the challenges our fast-changing world throws at them. Rugby children aren’t afraid to fail, we teach them how to recover, to move on, to make the very best of all the skills they have.
Excellence is celebrated here, but nobody is ever on the bench, every student is equally important – a good illustration is our 33 hockey teams, everyone is included.
Our mantra is ‘The Whole Person is the Whole Point’. Yes our pupils are achieving the best academic results in the School's history, but that is just one part of the whole story.
It’s an exciting time, our 3Rs: restlessness, reflection and rigour are shared by our staff and pupils, we have a team united in their desire for growth and development. The momentum is palpable.
Come and see us, let us show you why Rugby is different and why we are seen as the leading co-educational boarding school in the country.
Gareth Parker-Jones and Peter Green ...Read more
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Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.
Since 2023, Gareth Parker-Jones MA and PGCE (Oxon). Prior to this, he was deputy head (academic) here. Educated at Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital School in Bristol where he was a boarder and head boy; thence to Pembroke College, Oxford where he read history. His grandfather was a teacher but Mr P-J had no leanings in that direction until a gap year job in a school in Australia ‘set me on the path’. Has taught at Harrow, University College School and Sevenoaks where he was head of history and fell in love with the IB: ‘It was so enjoyable to teach; the range, the pace was exciting. Pupils could develop a greater breadth of background knowledge.’ Just the right person then to launch the IB at Rugby. ‘It takes some planning,’ he said, with what we thought was probably characteristic understatement. <br...
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Overall school performance (for comparison or review only)
Results by exam and subject
Special Education Needs
Rugby is committed to the full development of the talents of its pupils, regarding learning disabilities more as challenges than obstacles. Provision is made on small group or one-to-one basis for those requiring it, and a qualified and experienced department is on hand to respond flexibly to a variety of special educational needs.
|Provision for in school
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
|English as an additional language (EAL)
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
|Has SEN unit or class
|HI - Hearing Impairment
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
|Natspec Specialist Colleges
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
|PD - Physical Disability
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
|VI - Visual Impairment
Who came from where
|Design and Technology x 1
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|Chafyn Grove School
|1 Academic Scholarship
|Lockers Park School
|1 Drama Scholarship
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|Sports Scholarship; Academic Scholarship; Music Scholarship; Foundation Awards (2)
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|Art Scholarship; Academic Scholarship; Music Scholarship; Sports Scholarship
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