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Charming, wholesome and uncomplicated, this is a small school that thinks big, no more so than since it has the RGS brand propping it up. Music is busy and ambitious, with 65 per cent of pupils learning an instrument and excitable chit-chat among the girls about whatever performance is next on the cards, whether a class assembly or concert at Birmingham Town Hall. Drama not on curriculum (yet) but…

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With a co-educational Nursery and Prep School, and a Girls Only Senior School, we maintain an exclusive small school environment that allows children to grow up at their own pace whilst receiving a first-class education from our highly qualified and dedicated staff, sharing a mission to inspire high academic standards and promote co-curricular opportunities. RGS Dodderhill is a very happy school.

The pupils describe RGS Dodderhill as their second home; a place where they love learning, achieve highly and have the gift of a happy and uncomplicated childhood. There is not a typical RGS Dodderhill pupil, we celebrate the uniqueness of every individual and nurture their talents whatever they may be: music, art, sport, leadership, debating, writing, science, maths, the list could go on forever!

Traditional values and manners co-exist with the best of modern technology and teaching to ensure that when our pupils leave us, they are outstanding young people, fully equipped for the changes of the 21st Century.

Working closely within the family of schools allows RGS Dodderhill to share the greater resources of a bigger school. For example, pupils here take part in the award winning RGSW Careers programme, share outstanding facilities including a new performing arts centre and have the security of moving into RGS Worcester (boys at Year Seven, girls at Sixth Form), if this is the right choice for them.

I extend a warm invitation to you to come along and visit RGS Dodderhill so that you can meet our current pupils and staff, soak up the atmosphere and see for yourself the difference this school will make to your child.
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Since September 2023, Thomas (Tom) Banyard, previously head of King’s College International School Bangkok (part of the KCS Wimbledon group of schools) since 2019. During his career, he has worked with children aged 2-18, including teaching physics and chemistry to older students, and he enjoys coaching football, cricket and basketball.

Grew up in Gloucestershire, attending a small village primary school and then Marling, a local grammar school. Says he can't remember ever wanting to do anything other than teach, citing his own mother for igniting both a passion for science and a love of working in schools. Studied physics from The Queen’s College, Oxford, and gained his teaching qualifications at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.

Having cut his teeth at Tonbridge School in Kent, he joined King’s...

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