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  • Rugby High School
    Longrood Road
    CV22 7RE
  • Head: Charlotte Marten
  • T 01788 810518
  • F 01788 811794
  • E
  • W
  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Warwickshire
  • Pupils: 841
  • Religion: None
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 27th November 2008
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 2nd February 2006
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Step inside the doors and you are met with a lively buzz.  The school hums with vibrancy, and parents, and visitors pick up on this immediately.  ‘I love the feeling when you walk into the school, it’s just lovely and happy with a real vibe, it’s full of life.’ Science block impressive, please note the vivarium, a rather grand word for a pond full of newts.  They even have a slug club. Lessons we observed showed chatty girls and teachers, teaching noticeably much more relaxed in sixth form...

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What the school says...

11: State Grammar School exam (VR) is administered by the LEA.

Converted to an academy 2011.

What the parents say...

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2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Additional Mathematics FSMQ at an English Grammar School (Free standing Maths Qual Level 3)

School associations

State grammar school

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2006, Charlotte Marten (early 60s). Studied English at Birmingham. Openly says failed her 11+. Fell into teaching by starting at a ‘grotty tutorial college.’ Decided she could teach so went to learn how to do it properly by doing her PGCE. Moved around with her teaching career, first headship in Jersey, Rugby High is her second. Passionate about education for women, ‘it opens doors and shatters glass ceilings.’ Talks a lot about empowerment of women. Has taught in both state and private sector, always at selective schools. Parents have huge respect for her, and like her as well. ‘She is hugely committed and passionate about the school.’ ‘She gives up a lot of time, is good fun and gets involved.’ Parents spoke about her sense of humour and ‘she’s happy to laugh at...

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