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  • Rugby School
    Lawrence Sheriff Street
    CV22 5EH
  • Head: Gareth Parker-Jones, Executive Head, Peter Green
  • T 01788 556216
  • F 01788 556277
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 13 to 18.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Warwickshire
  • Pupils: 868; sixth formers: 405
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Fees: Day £24,126; Boarding £38,454 pa
  • Open days: 2021 12 October 13+ Day entry Open Morning; 13 November 13+ Boarding Open Morning 27 November 13+ Boarding Open Morning 2022 15 January 13+ Boarding Open Morning 5 February 13+ Boarding Open Morning
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

‘Restlessness’ is one of Rugby’s self-defined three Rs and could perhaps apply to the effects of the school’s non-stop activities as much as intellectual curiosity.  Parents told us, ‘School life is very full on... School is launching a junior chorister programme at Bilton Grange which will give up to 40 boys and girls a cathedral standard choral and musical education. Among pupils there’s a noticeably strong sense of community and appreciation of the value of lifelong friendships forged here

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What the school says...

There is a strong and genuine sense that this is a school of obligation, not privilege. A great education is so much more than a focus on academic excellence – children need resilience to face the challenges our fast-changing world throws at them. Rugby children aren’t afraid to fail, we teach them how to recover, to move on, to make the very best of all the skills they have.

Excellence is celebrated here, but nobody is ever on the bench, every student is equally important – a good illustration is our 33 hockey teams, everyone is included.

Our mantra is ‘The Whole Person is the Whole Point’. Yes our pupils are achieving the best academic results in the School's history, but that is just one part of the whole story.

It’s an exciting time, our 3Rs: restlessness, reflection and rigour are shared by our staff and pupils, we have a team united in their desire for growth and development. The momentum is palpable.

Come and see us, let us show you why Rugby is different and why we are seen as the leading co-educational boarding school in the country.

Gareth Parker-Jones and Peter Green
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Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.






What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2020, Peter Green MA PGCE (50s), educated at St Joseph’s College in Dumfries and studied geography at Edinburgh. Has been headmaster here since 2014 but the growth of the Rugby empire group both at home and abroad precipitated his elevation to executive and the appointment of Gareth Parker-Jones as head (see below). The ‘sort of’ job share means Mr Green can be hands on with Rugby’s international avatars which at the time of our visit numbered Thailand, Mexico and most unusually Japan, plus others that ‘are coming but we can’t say anything about those yet’. We’ll get the oft heard ‘two heads are better than one’ remark out of the way, but on a practical level there’s a lot of truth in it. Short of cloning, Mr Green can’t be in Japan (11...

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Special Education Needs

Rugby is committed to the full development of the talents of its pupils, regarding learning disabilities more as challenges than obstacles. Provision is made on small group or one-to-one basis for those requiring it, and a qualified and experienced department is on hand to respond flexibly to a variety of special educational needs.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
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
VI - Visual Impairment

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