RGS Guildford courtyard with students

Our Values

Our Values remain at the heart of our School’s ethos.  The RGS is a kind, inclusive community where diverse opportunity, personal development, high achievement and collaborative partnership define who we are, and where our values underpin all we do.


We inherently believe in establishing a culture of diversity and acceptance, and in educating our students in a welcoming community where each individual is valued and enjoys a deep sense of belonging.


We encourage intellectual curiosity, independence, creativity, innovation and habits of learning within a scholarly community through inspirational specialist teachers who stretch the students’ minds and develop a lifelong love of learning.


We promote the development of self-discipline, responsibility, a personal moral code, and cultivate an ethos where qualities of decency, honesty, courtesy, humility and good humour are celebrated.


We nurture an atmosphere of mutual respect between all members of our community, and foster self-respect and self-esteem in terms of physical health, emotional maturity and personal wellbeing, while establishing lasting friendships in a positive, happy environment.


We develop leadership, teamwork, resilience and life skills through a diverse range of activities where all students, regardless of their talents and attributes, are encouraged to challenge themselves, take appropriate risks and work hard to fulfil their potential.


We work closely with others for mutual enrichment, and encourage a spirit of generosity and service, a sense of perspective, and a firm belief that we can work in partnership with others, locally and internationally, to make a difference

Pupils’ development of moral understanding and taking responsibility for their own behaviour is excellent. They have a clear and deep understanding of what is right and wrong.

ISI Report 2022