Best Co-Ed Day School in the Southeast – The Sunday Times

Reigate Grammar School has been ranked in the 2024 The Sunday Times Parent Power league tables which were published this morning – as the best private co-ed day school in the Southeast.

“This is the first time that performance in this summer’s A-levels and GCSEs has returned to pre-pandemic grade boundaries in England and many of the schools that triumphed this year were also those that managed to keep high-quality teaching going online during the pandemic.”  Says The Sunday Times editor Helen Davies.

Out of the top 100 academic ranking schools, 38 were in the South East of England, making our ranking a fantastic achievement amongst such high performing schools.

“Parent Power also found that amid the enduring concern about children’s mental health after the pandemic, resilience and self-care are now priorities for the top schools, with many offering mentoring systems, talks from motivational speakers and workshops offering study tips and techniques to help with stress and anxiety. The guide also discovered that good schools embed career advice into the curriculum and inspire pupils by inviting visiting speakers such as industry leaders and alumni.”

At RGS, we believe in nurturing not only academic success but also the well-being of our students. In line with the findings from Parent Power, our school places a strong emphasis on fostering resilience, self-care, and mental health awareness. Through mentoring programs, motivational talks, and inspirational visits from alumni, we are dedicated to providing a holistic education that equips our students with the tools they need for both academic and personal success. With over 14,000 individuals in our Alumni network, the RGS Foundation connects our community and continues to support those at university or recent graduates with work experience, help them gain their first step into their chosen career, and connect them with those offering advice.

Shaun Fenton, Headmaster ‘Although it is pleasing to be near the top, league tables only measure half of a great education, they do not include happiness, qualities of character, friendships, moral compass and preparedness for adult life – and these are at the heart of a Reigate Grammar School Education. However, this acclaim from the  Sunday Times is testament to the wonderful, kind teaching and super, supportive students in our school. Of course, these remarkable exam scores also helped open doors of opportunity as 97% of Reigatian applicants secured offers from world class universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Russell Group, medical school or top American universities.’

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