Rugby School

| Boarding | 13-18yrs

Type: Senior
Founded: 1567
Entrance Procedure:

Pupils usually apply for entry to the School at one of two points in Year 9 (13+) and Year 12 (16+) for both boarding and day places via Common Entrance and interview.

Fees per term:
Boarding: £11,920
Day: £7,479
School Visits: Call: 01788 556274 – boarding 01788 556276 - day

Head's Up

“Rugby School’s mantra is ‘The Whole Person is the Whole Point’ – our pupils are achieving the best academic results in the School’s history, but that is just one part of the whole story.”

Peter Green


Inside Scoop from a current parent

Rugby has a genuinely holistic approach with excellence across many different disciplines, producing students who are able yet humble. The school is celebrating its best academic results ever with 15 pupils recently accepted into Oxbridge. All pupils get a chance to shine – the diverse range of opportunity in sports, arts and drama offered is immense, and pupils are actively encouraged to participate across disciplines.

The Arnold Foundation awards fully-funded places to bright but disadvantaged children who are fully part of the fabric of boarding school life. An intrinsic part of being a Rugbeian is how well they are equipped with the tools they need to succeed in the wider world.


As Parents, We Love...

  • The genuinely holistic approach combined with academic achievement
  • The Head Master, Peter Green is approachable, knowledgeable and engaging
  • The school breathes its morality and character into its students with humbleness, whilst retaining each pupils’ individuality

Our Children Love...

  • All the co-curricular options
  • Strong friendship bonds within the House structure
  • Exeats home which are so important

School Highlights

In 2018 our students celebrated the best A Level and Pre U results achieved in a decade and the School’s best ever GCSE results. At A Level over 85% of students achieved and A* to B, with an impressive 57% achieving an A* (9 or 8), while at GSCE over 94% achieved an A* to B.

All sports at Rugby are valued equally – our ethos is ‘no one on the bench’. In Music, we teach 523 instrumental lessons weekly and students feature in more than 70 musical events annually.

In addition to all this, pupils here can learn, grow and explore with more than 180 co-curricular activities

Contact Us

Lawrence Sheriff Street, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 5EH
01788 556274

Useful Dates

Term dates:
Autumn Term: 1st September - 7th December 2019
Spring-Term: 7th January - 28th March 2020
Summer Term: 19th April - 4th July 2020

Open days:
16+ Open Day