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Rugby has a tradition of innovation – it was, for instance, the first school in the country to teach science as part of the school curriculum in the 1850s – and this continues apace. Pupils like being based in a town, close to shops and cafés. One told us: ‘You get a sense of the real world. We aren’t in a bubble.’ Each boarding house has up to 60 pupils and the furthest is no more is than a ten-minute walk from…

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Rugby School pupils flourish in a supportive and spiritually aware community which challenges learners, develops resilience and encourages intellectual risk-taking. We foster academic excellence, nurture individual talents and ignite that spark enabling our students to develop a lifelong love of learning, while achieving outstanding results.
Our greatest Head Master, Dr Thomas Arnold, knew that education is all about transforming lives and ever since, we have sought to hold onto the conviction that education is much more than the sum of academic results: it is about forming character because at Rugby, the whole person is the whole point
Founded in 1567, Rugby is one of the UK’s oldest schools and was an influential force in the development of independent education. This remarkable and innovative institution has every right to be seen as the leading co-educational boarding school in the country.

Peter Green, Head Master of Rugby School
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

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


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Since 2014, Peter Green MA PGCE (early 50s), previously head of Ardingly. Educated at St Joseph’s College, Dumfries, then University of Edinburgh, where he read geography. Although he comes from a family of lawyers and judges he always wanted to be a teacher. Studied for Cert Ed in religious studies and PGCE at St Andrew’s Foundation for Catholic Teacher Education (now part of the University of Glasgow). First job was at an inner-city comprehensive in the Gorbals. He taught at St Olave’s Grammar in Orpington and then Strathallan before moving to Uppingham, where he was head of geography, a housemaster and introduced all-rounder scholarships. Spent five years as lay second master of Ampleforth, followed by seven years as head of Ardingly College, where numbers rose from 720 to 950 under his watch.

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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
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)
Epilepsy [archived]
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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