Autumn Term at RGS
There have been so many wonderful highlights this term:
- Winning School of the Year award for our RGS community engagement programme, preparing students for life beyond school, work led by Mrs Lawson. That is five years in a row we have been School of the Year and by a range of professional awarding bodies, more than any other school.
- We have collected almost 200 coats for the Stripey Stork coat collection which have gone to help families in the community.
- The Sunday Times printed an article about our bursaries programme, placing us in the top ten schools in the country and where Headmaster, Mr Fenton was able to urge politicians of all parties to work with independent schools to help all children access schools that will help them become their best selves, rather than attacking independent schools with threats about tax.
- The recent Parent Power league tables showed RGS students performing amongst the elite UK schools.
- Our university destinations are our best ever with 96% of RGS applicants receiving offers from world class universities Oxbridge, Russell Group or medical schools.
- Of course, the real highlights have been seen in the children’s faces: the joy of those on our very own Christmas ice rink; on stage for the wonderful production of Treasure Island last week; in the team spirit of our sports events and the many music performances from Dorking Halls through to the annual Carols by Candlelight service; the Christmas lunches and charity cosy jumper days and so much more.
- Our first phase of RGS Digital (current Third and Lower Sixth Form students) has gone splendidly: it is a joy to see technology being used flexibly and suitably in lessons to support student learning. It is already clear that these devices will help manage student work whilst at RGS, will boost their GCSE and A Level outcomes and will better prepare them for study at university and life after school.
- Our best ever exam results secured at both A Level and GCSE in the summer.
This video shares some of the highlights from the term.