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Welcome from the School Captain

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the website of the Royal Grammar School, Guildford.

The RGS is one of the country's most successful and widely respected schools, and during my time at the School, I have genuinely felt honoured to be part of such a special community. It is, of course, natural for boys joining in the First, Third or Sixth Forms to be somewhat daunted by the prospect of becoming part of such a historic establishment, but upon immersion into daily life at the RGS, it is not long before boys feel truly at home. The inherent sense of community, combined with a deeply ingrained trust and respect flowing between staff and boys, creates an open and welcoming environment in which students are encouraged to flourish and to become genuine, decent young men.

Academic excellence at the RGS is encouraged not only by staff but also by peers, with the public examination results evidence of the success of this ethos. However, the RGS has so much more to offer than just facilitating academic progression. Boys are given the opportunity to develop and explore themselves as individuals, with a vast range of extracurricular activities always available to support them in their self discovery. Competitive sport, an extensive musical programme and regular drama productions are just the beginning of how the School supports students in any interests they may have.

Six years at the RGS has taught me so much without even considering the academic element, and I am not alone in saying that many of the friendships I have made and the lessons I have learned will stay with me for a lifetime. The community of the RGS is unique, and one that is incredibly special.

I urge you to visit the School and to experience this unique environment for yourselves. I hope to see you sometime soon!

Max James

School Captain

"[Pupils’] self-esteem is strengthened by the school’s emphasis on valuing each pupil as an individual"
ISI Report 2014