RGS Worcester

RGS Worcester, as one of the oldest schools in the country, combines a sense of history, community and place in the City of Worcester with ‘state of the art’ facilities, spacious grounds and a determination to see each child achieve their full potential.

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    RGS Worcester

    An education at RGS Worcester is inclusive, challenging and academically stimulating.  Our aim is to deliver excellence in all areas starting with high quality teaching and exceptional pastoral care.  We are pleased that our pupils attain the qualifications necessary to go on to the leading universities in the UK and abroad, and are particularly proud that they develop the personal qualities of working together, respecting one another and their community and being open and friendly towards others.
    RGS Worcester has recently launched the most inovative Digital Learning Programme in the region, which has seen iPads become an exciting feature of teaching and learning.

    RGS Worcester was last inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in March 2015. The Inspection included RGS Senior School and the two Prep Schools RGS Springfield and RGS The Grange. The Inspectors concluded that all three Schools were ‘Excellent’ in all areas. They commented:

    ‘RGS Worcester forms a very successful group of schools characterised by excellence in all aspects of its provision.’

    ‘Pupils achieve well because of the high quality of teaching they receive, the breadth of opportunities they are offered both in the formal curriculum and beyond the classroom, and the care and concern shown by staff.’

    ‘By the time they leave school pupils are articulate and confident; they have a purposeful sense of what they want to do next and are ready to meet the challenges of adult life.’

    The Headmaster of RGS Senior School, John Pitt, said, “This Inspection report proves the high quality education provided at RGS Worcester. It gives us the confidence to build upon this success and ensure that we provide the very best opportunities for our pupils. The report is a reflection of the hard work of the pupils, staff and Governors at RGS as well as the support of our parents. We are delighted that the Inspectors identified the approach and ethos of our schools where we value each individual pupil and seek to support them to achieve to the very best of their abilities. The Inspectors clearly understood what makes an education at RGS special.”

    Category: Senior, Sixth Form

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Day

    Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational

    Roll: 424 Boys / / 349 Girls

    Age Range: 11-18 Years

    Founded: 1291

    Location Description

    Urban. 15 minute walk to Foregate Street railway station. Easy access to M5.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Mr John Pitt, M.A.

    Contact for enquiries:Mrs Cathy Bates, Registrar

    Upper Tything, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 1HP

    Tel: 01905 613391

    Email: office@rgsw.org.uk



    At RGS Worcester we have up to date science laboratories, ICT suites, a state of the art 170 seat theatre and performing arts centre including studios and green screen, lecture theatre, prize winning Design & Technology suite, art block with kiln and specialised facilities for photography, textiles and fine arts. The Sixth Form Centre has its own Common Room and study area with computers.

    Our superb sports facilities include extensive sports fields, sports pavilion, tennis and netball courts, new fitness suite and astroturf. All major traditional sports are taught in the curriculum and the school is renowned for its high sporting standards.

    Finally, a full-size floodlit all-weather pitch, two pavilions, a digital language laboratory, state-of-the-art fitness suite, dance studio, science and art blocks are available to our pupils and students.

    Co- curricular activities include cross country, badminton, fencing, trampolining, dance and weight training as well as residential trips both at home and abroad, theatre trips, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Combined Cadet Force and Young Enterprise.


    11+: Academic, Art, Music, Drama, Sport 13+: Academic, Art, Music, DT and Textiles, Sport 16+: Academic, Art, DT and Textiles, Sport.

    Entrance Requirements

    11+ : Entrance Examination and interview. 6th Form: 6 x GCSE passes at Grade 6 (old grade B) and no less than Grade 6 in any subjects except Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, which require a Grade 7 or above and interview.



    Years 7-13: £5,598 per term.

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