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Year 7 Open Evening for Day & Boarding

On Thursday 4 July we will be holding our Year 7 Open Evening for new students.

Thursday 4 July 2024
5.30pm – 8pm
Open Evening: Tours of the school start at 5.30pm.  Headmaster’s presentation at 6.30pm, 7.00pm & 7.30pm in the Queen’s Hall.  Parents interested in boarding are asked to telephone the Admissions Office to book boarding tours.
No booking required.

If you are interested in applying for a Year 7 day or weekly boarding place for September 2025, click below.

 

Boarding at Fraser Youens: Home from Home

Parents’ and carers’ feedback is overwhelmingly positive. One parent stated that their child’s boarding experience is ‘absolutely brilliant’. They went on to say, 'our son is the happiest that they have ever been. Staff are amazing, caring and nurturing.’ 

A direct quote from a boarding parent, cited in our latest Ofsted report in 2023.

Here at RGS, we are privileged to be able to provide accommodation for up to seventy boarders aged 11-18 within our modern, purpose-built boarding house, Fraser Youens. Our accommodation, facilities and the overall boarding experience we provide is consistently rated as outstanding by our students. The comfort of the boys in our care is central to every aspect of boarding life and we are delighted to say that our staff and boarders alike share a true sense of family and community, ensuring a genuine ‘home from home’ experience.

Over the past eight years, our boarders have consistently outperformed our day students in academic results, with recent leavers achieving over 80% at A*-B at A-Level and 100% at A* at EPQ. Boarding at RGS allows our boys to benefit from extra time studying, which would otherwise be spent travelling to and from school, as well as the opportunity to participate in the wide range of activities available in and out of traditional school hours. The ability to socialise, enjoy in-built free time and have access to continuous academic and pastoral support is core to the success of our boarding students.

Our highest priority has, and will always be, the welfare of our students and as such, we strongly believe that boarding should not be a separation from family but instead an extension of family. Throughout their time at RGS, our boarding students will benefit from being at the core of a working partnership between their parents and our staff, designed to both nurture and promote success. We strive to promote a feeling of family community throughout Fraser Youens and we actively encourage many of our boarders help lead this community within both the house and school.

The senior leadership team takes pride in the quality of care provided to the children and the progress that they make. They are aspirational for all the children and value the sense of community that the boarding experience brings. They place the children at the centre of all that they do, and the children feel this during their boarding experience. 

A direct quote cited in our latest Ofsted report in 2023.