RGS judged to be ‘Excellent in All Areas’ by ISI

Overall Judgement

Following the recent inspection in February, the ISI has judged Reigate Grammar School to be Excellent in All Areas for Education Quality which includes supporting pupils’ achievement in and beyond the classroom and supporting their personal development. RGS is also Fully Compliant in all areas of Regulatory Compliance. These are the highest categories a school can be awarded.

The survey results for parents, pupils and staff are the most positive the ISI has seen for many years – especially the parental returns where the lowest level of satisfaction was 97%.

The highlights summary can be read below, and the full report from the ISI can be read here.

Personal Development and Pupils’ Behaviour

  • Universally, pupils feel comfortable being their true self.
  • RGS is a harmonious community working together for everybody’s wellbeing.
  • RGS is a community founded on kindness and a sense of common purpose.
  • Pupils demonstrate excellent levels of self-understanding. They are confident, reflective and perceptive, aware of their own strengths and weaknesses, and accepting of themselves and others as individuals.
  • Pupils are keenly aware that they are experiencing a tolerant, kind, respectful, supportive environment, where both challenge and collaboration are encouraged and valued… Every child has someone they can talk to.
  • Pupil behaviour is excellent and they demonstrate high levels of moral understanding. They have an acute sense of right, wrong, fairness and justice.

Social Awareness and Community Engagement

  • Pupils have excellent social awareness and relish working with others for the common good.
  • Pupils demonstrate deep commitment to making a positive contribution to the lives of others. They want to make the world a better place, aware of the advantages and with a strong sense of responsibility.
  • Older pupils contribute in many ways to the lives of younger pupils, as social and academic mentors, leading music ensembles, art and technical clubs, and sports activities.
  • Many pupils volunteer to work on projects in the wider community… through these experiences they gain empathy and understanding so that they become considerate and caring adults.

Culture and Diversity

  • Pupils are tolerant and kind. In a culturally diverse community, their positive attitudes, natural empathy and excellent behaviour creates a harmonious school.
  • Pupils are acutely aware that everyone is an individual and consequently all are different.


  • Pupils’ academic and other achievements are overwhelmingly excellent.
  • Pupils achieve higher examination grades than expected.
  • Pupils appreciate that all learning is valuable, whether or not it leads to an examination qualification.
  • Pupils’ achievements are extensive and they speak with pride about what they have accomplished and how the school facilitates this.
  • Pupils have excellent communication skills… they are erudite, articulate and command extensive vocabulary.
  • Pupils are highly motivated, diligent and keen to learn so they make rapid progress.


  • Pupils’ achievements beyond the formal curriculum are outstanding and wide ranging.
  • Pupils are aware that music, sport, drama, or time outdoors enriches their lives and enables them to develop a wider appreciation of life.
  • Pupils have high aspirations and use their diverse talents to strong effect, being encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities available to them.

The highlights summary can be read below, and the full report from the ISI can be read here.

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