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Apparently there is ‘aspiration in the water here’ or so we are told. Long-standing habits of excellence across the board mean that RGS has long been, and probably always will be, seriously over-subscribed, ‘there’s comfort in its history,’ say parents....

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What the school says...

Main co-ed entry points are at ages 7, 9, 11 and sixth form. Entrance examinations consist of: Age 11: English, Maths & VR followed by an interview. At 16 students are assessed individually (usually subject to exam results at GCSE).
Ages 7 and 9: in class assessment - a series of activities and academic exercises (usually an English, Maths and PE task). ...Read more

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Chemistry at an English Independent School (GCE A level)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Art & Design (Fine Art) at an English Independent School (GCSE Full Course)
  • Best performance by Girls taking French at an English Independent School (Edexcel Certificates)

Other features

All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

Performing arts specialist school

Sports

Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.

Rowing

Fencing

What The Good Schools Guide says

Apparently there is ‘aspiration in the water here’ or so we are told. Long-standing habits of excellence across the board mean that RGS has long been, and probably always will be, seriously over-subscribed, ‘there’s comfort in its history,’ say parents. The heavy glossy magazine that is the annual review at RGS goes bold this year – En Pointe! – complete with ballet dancers in tutus: a shocker of a headline to those who think this is still an all boys’ establishment.

Headmaster

Since 2008, Dr Bernard Trafford MA PhD (50s); former chair of HMC; previously head of Wolverhampton Grammar School. Married to Katherine, two adult daughters. Educated at Downside and St Edmund Hall, Oxford, he is a warm, hugely affable and highly capable man. The ultimate time-shifter and a great role model for all, fitting more into

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