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A highly academic school with a long-standing track record of success, but no longer an exam factory. Parents say career advice is a highlight. Staff are ‘exceptionally generous with their time,’ researching the market, producing briefing sheets and offering specialist lectures. RGS has a deserved reputation as the number one local destination for bright boys, regardless of background, and the resulting student body is grounded and...

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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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Since 2007, Dr Jon Cox, previously second master and deputy head in charge of pupil wellbeing at Whitgift School, Croydon. Educated at Saint Mary’s College, Southampton (now closed), read physiology and pharmacology at the University of Southampton, followed by a swerve into a postgraduate certificate at the Royal College of Music, where he played French horn and intended a musical career. He then returned to Southampton to do a PhD in biochemistry. 

Described by parents as ‘a thoughtful, well-read, progressive and articulate man’, Dr Cox ‘loves the energy’ of working in schools, feels he has ‘the best job in the world’ and told us, ‘I’ll be staying here as long as I possibly can.’ He spent 14 years at Whitgift, so is clearly loyal. Still teaches biology to the third-form...

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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 Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
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 Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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