Category: Senior News

Entertainment at Abbot’s Hospital

1st March 2024

On Tuesday 20 February, we took 12 students ranging in age from 11 to 17 to Abbot’s Hospital in Guildford to entertain their residents. Ollie kicked us off with a quiz about service stations and cheeses – which do you think “Pease pottage” is? Aadit and Freddie entertained with some jokes before Thomas taught an…

Macbeth at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

1st March 2024

On Wednesday 21 February, the Fourth Form went to see a production of Macbeth at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford. Once inside, our 144 Fourth Formers seemed to take up most of the theatre, but there were also plenty of students from other local secondary schools in attendance. This particular production stayed true to Shakespeare’s…

Steve Wardlaw OG 1987

1st March 2024

On Tuesday 20 February, we welcomed Steve Wardlaw OG 1987 back to the RGS for a talk in assembly to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month. He spoke honestly and naturally about his positive experience as an RGS student, life in the ‘80s as a lawyer and activist (the AIDS crisis, Section 28 and more) and his…

Oxbridge Chemistry Race

1st March 2024

On February 10, the 2024 Oxbridge Chemistry Race unfolded at the campuses of Oxford and Cambridge, drawing participants from schools nationwide. The competition was fierce. The challenge involved two-hour marathon of progressively demanding problems. Among the contenders, the RGS team, proudly named “MitoC8H11O2Ndria powerhouses of chemistry,” included the talents of Alexander, Freddie, Tom, Alex and…

A Visit from Professor Farah Karim-Cooper

14th February 2024

It was a privilege for the English Department to host a visit from Professor Farah Karim-Cooper. Professor Karim-Cooper is the Globe Professor of Shakespeare Studies at King’s College London, Co-Director of Education and Research at Shakespeare’s Globe, the 2023 Honorary Fellow of the British Shakespeare Association and former President of the Shakespeare Association of America….

A Visit from the Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai

14th February 2024

On an incredibly rainy day in early February, we once again hosted a contingent of students and staff from the Royal Grammar School Guildford (RGSG) Dubai. Though the weather could not have been more opposite to what our guests are accustomed to in the Middle East, we had a variety of both indoor and outdoor…

Feminism & Equity Seminar

12th February 2024

On Thursday night, it was RGS Guildford’s turn to host the termly Feminism and Equity seminar in conjunction with GHS and Tormead. The panel was made up of two students from each school (Haris and Gabriel from the RGS; Dhuwaraka and Ammi from GHS; Marina and Anastazia from Tormead). The seminar was very well attended,…

Scholarship Conference: Breaking Boundaries

12th February 2024

The 2024 RGS Scholarship Conference with the theme Breaking Boundaries, took place on 6 February, welcoming students, parents, Old Guildfordians, and local school attendees to the Auditorium. The event was also recorded to be shared with our international schools in Nanjing and Dubai. Dr Anjan Dutta from the University of Surrey opened the evening with…

Musician of the Year 2024

12th February 2024

Established to highlight exceptional musicianship at RGS, Musician of the Year is now a key event in the school’s musical calendar. This year’s final, held in Big School on Wednesday 7 February, was particularly special as it marked the 25th anniversary of the prize’s endowment by former parents John and Hilary Steynor. To mark this…

University Offers

26th January 2024

With the UCAS application deadline about to close and offer-making in full swing, our Upper Sixth Form continue to receive significant numbers of offers for some of the most competitive courses from the leading universities in the country. To date just under 400 offers have been received including large numbers from Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Nottingham,…

Open Events

Our next Open Events take place as follows:

RGS Prep: Open Morning Wednesday 8 May for those considering RGS Prep for September 2024 or 2025.

RGS Senior: Small Group Tours in the Trinity Term for those currently in Year 5.


Our October Open Days will open for bookings later in the Trinity Term.
Register your details for Prep or Senior here and we will email you as soon as the dates are available to book.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school.