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Head has conducted an enormous push on teaching and learning, including lowering the pupil/staff ratio. We’ve heard nothing but huge parental praise for ‘exceptionally good’ teaching staff. ‘Teaching is inspirational – absolutely no dead wood,’ they say. The boys are...

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Located in the centre of the historic town of Guildford, the RGS is an independent day school for boys aged 11 to 18. The School dates its foundation from 1509 and as a flagship for boys education has a national reputation for academic excellence but also prides itself on its traditional values of decency and respect, supported by outstanding pastoral care.

RGS boys have the opportunity to experience the widest range of enriching activities providing them with a broad and balanced education. Sport, music, drama, art and outdoor pursuits, as integral parts of each boys development, are thriving in the School.
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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head has conducted an enormous push on teaching and learning, including lowering the pupil/staff ratio. We’ve heard nothing but huge parental praise for ‘exceptionally good’ teaching staff. ‘Teaching is inspirational – absolutely no dead wood,’ they say. The boys are encouraged to be self-motivated...

Headmaster

Since 2007, Dr Jon Cox BSc PhD (40s). Educated at St Mary’s College, Southampton, then studied physiology and biochemistry at Southampton University. Postgrad course at Royal College of Music (French horn is his instrument) and toyed with becoming a professional musician before deciding on a career in teaching. Joined Whitgift School in Croydon as a biology teacher in 1992 and stayed for 14 years, rising through the ranks to become deputy head before his appointment to the RGS in 2005 as headmaster in waiting.

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Special Education Needs

The RGS has a Learning Support Coordinator and an assistant. Further learning support is provided by members of the English department.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
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

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