You may be looking at this website to try and decide whether the Royal Grammar School is the right school for your son. I do hope that you will find the contents helpful to you in making your decision.
There are many exciting rich interactive features included in this new website which will help you get a feel for the spirit and energy of the school. Click on the icons in the top-right to start your interactive journey. There are videos, virtual tours, photo galleries, 360 panoramic galleries, news, and now our very own iPhone App.
I believe that the RGS is unique in the state sector. If you were to ask current parents why they chose RGS for their son, they would tell you that the boys here are cheerful, balanced, at ease with themselves and each other - yet excited and enthused by the challenges before them. They might add that RGS succeeds in combining academic excellence with a wealth of extra curricular opportunities, all underpinned by a deep commitment to the individual needs and enthusiasms of each pupil.
As Headmaster, I believe passionately in the importance of the individual. Every boy at the Royal Grammar School is valued for his own sake, encouraged to develop his talents to the full in a community where there are no stereotypes and where every achievement, however small, is celebrated.
The recent Ofsted inspection confirmed this with parental comments such as:
- "I feel that alongside the amazing educational achievements, my son has become a well-rounded, confident person, who will have very happy memories of his time here."
- "My son entered the school as a very shy, average boy and has become a confident, successful Oxbridge candidate."
- "Senior pupils truly seem to welcome the younger ones and are helpful when they need some guidance."
- "The school fosters excellent values and, while disciplined, the children feel safe and happy in the friendly environment."
If this ethos appeals to you and your son, then the RGS would be the right place. I look forward to meeting you.