Royal Grammar School (Guildford) A GSG School
- Royal Grammar School (Guildford)
- Head: Dr J Cox
- T 01483 880600
- F 01483 880602
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.rgs-guildford.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for boys aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Surrey
- Pupils: 940
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £16,935 pa
- Open days: First Saturday morning in October.
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Lanesborough School
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...
What the school says...
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. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
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.
Hasn’t frightened the horses with wholesale changes to what was already a very successful operation, but neither has he rested on the school’s considerable laurels. He began with a long ‘to-do’ list, which he still runs today. ‘Every time I cross off a job done, I add...
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 Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|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|