RGS International

RGS Guildford has established an exceptional educational reputation in the UK.  We have decided to develop this by opening first class schools overseas.  RGS Guildford Qatar opened in 2016, RGS Guildford Nanjing opened in 2020 and RGS Guildford Dubai in 2021. Our latest school in Muscat opened in September 2023.

These schools are being opened together with local partners and are long term collaborations which allow us to share our expertise globally while learning from other cultures. Our partners share our educational ethos and have the desire and resources to deliver international schools with fantastic facilities that will share our values.

The reasons for our international expansion are many: partnership; engagement in global cultures; enhanced reputation for the School; and an income which will be used primarily to support bursary funding for boys attending our school in Guildford.

We provide an outstanding British curriculum education based upon tradition and innovation, exceptional pastoral care, and an enriching range of extra-curricular opportunities. An inspiring, diverse education paves the way for students to face the challenges of a rapidly-changing world.  RGS students are happy, grounded individuals who take pride in all that they do, who have confidence in themselves, and who have a desire to have a positive impact on society. We are proud to bring over 500 years of academic excellence to our international schools.

I firmly believe that to prepare our students for the challenges of the twenty-first century we must lead by example: staying true to our values, working in partnership with others, innovating and striving always to be the very best we can be. RGS Guildford’s international schools will enable us to continue to deliver the very finest, rounded education and allow us to share our expertise globally while learning from other cultures. I hope you will share our enthusiasm as we continue to innovate and develop to allow the RGS to remain at the very forefront of education as one of the leading schools in the country.

Dr JM Cox, Headmaster RGS Guildford

RGS Guildford, Muscat

Our latest international school, RGSG Muscat in partnership with the Sama Educational Company opened in September 2023. RGSG Muscat brings centuries of heritage and academic excellence, while Sama ensures we honour the cultural values and heritage of Oman.

Students enjoy an outstanding British education, alongside exceptional pastoral care and a diverse range of extracurricular activities in the context of Oman.

RGSG Muscat welcomes students from Kindergarten (age 3) up to grade 4 (ages 9 to 10). You can register your interest here.

The founding head of RGSG Muscat is leading educator, Justin Durling who brings with him over 20 years experience of running international schools. Read more about Justin here.

RGS Guildford, Qatar

RGS Guildford, Qatar is a private, British curriculum school for boys and girls, located in north Doha and was our first international school. In partnership with Al Qamra, it opened in 2016 as a Preparatory, followed by the Senior School in 2018. Pupil numbers are now in excess of 700. Our facilities are first class and our plans for the future are ambitious, with pupils aged 3 to 18 receiving an RGS Guildford education in Qatar. Due to its continued growth, the school expanded in 2021 with an exciting new dedicated well-appointed Senior School building.

RGS Guildford, Dubai

RGS Guildford, Dubai opened in September 2021 in partnership with Cognita. Now in its second year, the school community stands at over 700 and is a flagship in the region. Students at RGSG Dubai join 80 other schools owned and managed by Cognita across the globe. Cognita’s experience, combined with the long-standing educational expertise of RGS Guildford and our shared aspirations, ethos and values will ensure the school continues to go from strength to strength.

RGS Guildford, Nanjing

RGS Guildford, Nanjing Together with Gemdale Education, a major Chinese education company, we opened our first school in China in September 2020 in Nanjing, capital of the Jiangsu province. The school already has in excess of 450 students. Gemdale share our educational ethos commitment to deliver fantastically equipped international schools that share our values.

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.