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  • Rugby High School
    Longrood Road
    CV22 7RE
  • Head: Mark Grady
  • T 01788 810518
  • F 01788 811794
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Warwickshire
  • Pupils: 875; sixth formers: 274 (6 boys)
  • 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 and you are met with a lively buzz. The school hums with vibrancy, 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.

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2019, Mark Grady, previously deputy head. PGCE in English and drama from Warwick, and an MA in acting from East 15. He was an English and drama teacher here before leaving to become head of department at Myton School in Warwick. He rejoined the school in 2014 as deputy head.

Academic matters

In 2018, at GCSE, 74 per cent 7-9 grades. At A level, 71 per cent A*/B grades and 44 per cent A*/A grades. Impressive results, but remember the school is highly selective. ‘But it is not an exam factory,’ said one parent. Some per cent of girls take two languages at GCSE; good to see that they are quite popular at A level. Many sixth form girls mentor year 10 and 11 girls, whilst year 10s mentor year 7 and 8. ‘We...

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Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

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Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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