Headmaster's Welcome


Welcome to the website of the Royal Grammar School, Guildford.  RGS, Guildford was founded in 1509 and has a long and distinguished history of educating boys in this region.  It is renowned for its academic standards which place it among the very finest schools in the country, but it also offers a rich provision of extra-curricular activities so that our pupils experience as exciting and diverse an education as possible. We are also proud of our sense of community at the RGS.  Our latest ISI inspection report commented on the ‘striking culture of mutual support’ at the RGS and this caring community is something we hold very dear.  I hope that the information contained in this website is of interest and I look forward to welcoming you to the School at some stage in the future.

Dr JM Cox

International School Award 2013-2016

Since the establishment on the Nepal Partnership in 2010, we have been working to cement a global element to both our curriculum and the ethos of the School. Over the last 12 months the School has been working towards achieving the International School Award and we can now confirm that we have been successful and have been given accreditation until 2016. Some of the activities that enabled us to achieve this award were: joint planning and joint projects with the partner schools for the Second and Third Form, introduction of House Kabaddi hosted both here and in Nepal, the establishment of the Nepal Society, PSHME global citizenship lessons and the successful continuation of Nepal day.
In addition we have been awarded a Connecting Classrooms grant of £3000 from the British Council.  The money will be spent on visits to the UK and Nepal and enable the delivery and development of the global themed activities and joint projects. Three RGS staff will be visiting Nepal this October and in 2014 two Nepali teachers will be visiting the RGS
I am pleased to announce that the Royal Grammar School was awarded an Independent School Award 2010 for Outstanding Community/Public Benefit Initiative.  This accolade was earned as a result of the RGS’ commitment to engage with our local community through the many educational schemes involving our local primary schools and, in particular, for our Primary Schools' Tudor Experience Day.  We are delighted that the hard work of so many people at the RGS has been recognised in this way.

Rugby Cancellation

The U15s v Brighton has been CANCELLED. The senior match, however, is still ON.


Computer Programming

Congratulations to Angus Hammond (U6) and Piers Cole (Yr 5) for being invited to the final of the British Informatics Olympiad. The British team will be selected from the 12 finalist for the world finals to be held this year in Taipei in July.


Treading the boards

Congratulations to the A2 Drama and Theatre Studies boys for their devised exam performance which all 3rd form pupils watched this week. The boys took their stimulus from Simon Armitage’s poetry anthology The Not Dead which explores the devastating effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in soldiers. The two exam candidates Benedict Philipp and Alex Pusey created a thought provoking, moving and highly theatrical exploration of the subject and showcased their considerable talent through the play. They were ably supported by non examined candidate William Pinhey.


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