Reigate Grammar School
Surrey, United Kingdom
About Reigate Grammar School
Reigate Grammar School is a co-educational day school for pupils aged 11 to 18. Situated in the historic market town of Reigate, just outside the M25 yet with easy transport links into London, it has become one of the country’s leading schools of its type.
The school was founded in 1675 as a free school for boys. It became an independent Grammar School during the nineteenth century, but after the 1944 Education Act it came under the control of Surrey County Council. On the abolition of the direct grant in 1976, RGS reverted to independent status. At the same time girls were admitted for the first time, initially in the Sixth Form only, but throughout the school from 1993. In September 2003, the school merged with Reigate St Mary’s Preparatory School giving RGS its first junior school and in February 2017, another partnership was formed with Chinthurst School in Tadworth, making it another of RGS’s junior schools. Reigate Grammar School now numbers 1018 pupils, of whom 260 are in the Sixth Form, with another 350 pupils at Reigate St Mary’s and 200 at Chinthurst School.
Pupils come from a wide geographical area and from across the social range, thanks in part to the school’s own Assisted Place system, which provides financial assistance for those unable to afford the full fees. In the most deserving cases, fee remission of up to 100% of fees is available with the generous support of the Peter Harrison Foundation and the School’s own Changing Lives initiative. Around half the pupils come from primary schools and half from the preparatory sector.
RGS is consistently ranked as the top co-educational independent school in Surrey and is second only to one other fully coeducational independent day school nationwide. Having been rated ‘Exceptional’ by the ISI in 2016, RGS was visited by The Good Schools Guide in June 2019: the inspector concluded that our well-rounded approach makes for “happy kids and great results”. The school has recently been named ‘School of the Year’ in the prestigious Tatler Schools Awards 2020. 2020 once again saw amazing exam results for Reigate Grammar School’s Fifth Form and Upper Sixth Form students:
At A Level:
· 95% A* to B grades
· 75% of grades at A*-A
· The typical grade profile of RGS students is AAA
· 97% received Russell Group, Top 10, Oxbridge or Medical School offers
whilst at GCSE:
· Best ever results with over 40% of grades at level 9 (A* or above)
· Over 70% of grades at 9 or 8 (A* or above)
· Typical grade profile of RGS students is ten 8s (A*-A)
Reigate Grammar School also has a strong tradition of excellence in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, including an enviable reputation in sport, music and drama; large numbers of pupils participate in the CCF and in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and last year the school raised thousands for charities. We aim to educate the whole child and offer a broad range of experiences for all.
We are very pleased we chose RGS. Outstanding HM, who leads a first rate staff team. Friendly and welcoming parent body. A 5* school.- Parent
Top co-educational independent day school in Surrey- The Times (A Level & GCSE league tables 2019)
Happy kids, great results.- The Good Schools Guide
Attitudes to learning are exemplary- ISI inspection
Pupils flourish and secure outcomes that enable opportunities for great success- ISI inspection