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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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We maintain an exclusive small school environment that allows girls 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 girls 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 girl, we celebrate the uniqueness of every individual girl and nurture her 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 girls leave us, they are outstanding young women, 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, girls 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 the RGS Worcester 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 daughter.
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Since 2019, Sarah Atkinson (50s), previously academic deputy head at RGS The Grange for nine years. She arrived five months after the school merged with RGSW and 18 months before the prep went co-ed (senior school is still girls only), so we half expected pupils and parents to have a raised eyebrow about this change maker, especially as this ‘bubble of a school’ (a pupil’s words) had long been a pretty traditional standalone girls’ school. In fact, parents just wanted to tell us how ‘lovely’ and ‘involved’ she is, as well as about her ‘open door policy’ – ‘I never feel I’m irritating her, no matter how often I contact her,’ said one. Meanwhile, pupils gushed about how ‘nice’ ‘kind’ and ‘funny’ she is, though mainly just wanted to talk about her dog, Frankie...

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