Pupils achieve national success or recognition in a range of individual and team sports

ISI Report 2022

Sport is an important part of daily life at the RGS.  From lunch-time work-outs, to after school training, to weekend fixtures, there is ample opportunity to take part in sport. With specialist sports professionals and dedicated coaches, competitive fixture lists against some of the leading schools in the country, and overseas tours, talent is developed and passion encouraged.

Our elite sportsmen excel on county, national and international stages but our philosophy of sport for all means that whether our students are enjoying high-level, professional coaching or simply running with friends in the North Downs, there is an equal focus on enjoyment and participation.

Sport develops character in a broader sense: teamwork and camaraderie; commitment and dedication; self-discipline and self-esteem; honesty and sportsmanship; a sense of perspective – gracious in victory, resilient in defeat and a desire for improvement.


Rugby at the RGS is about both performance and participation in equal measure; the School takes real pride in fielding as many teams as possible on a Saturday as well as looking to improve the performances of those teams on a weekly and yearly basis.


From the First Form, our focus is on nurturing the talent of those who have some rugby experience as well as introducing the game to those who have never played before. The RGS competes on an extremely competitive fixture circuit with all the major rugby playing schools in the area.



Hockey at the RGS is thriving and the School has an excellent reputation for both the quality of performance and levels of participation.  We provide opportunity for any student who wishes to play hockey.


The coaching focus is primarily on the development of the individual (the process) rather than results (the outcome) particularly in the lower school. The School is fortunate to have some outstanding facilities, with the School’s floodlit, on-site astroturf as well as shared use of Guildford Hockey Club and their two fantastic pitches.



With a wonderful pavilion and magnificently prepared pitches, Bradstone Brook is the perfect location and a wonderful setting to enjoy a day’s cricket.


With twelve artificial outdoor nets, five indoor nets and a number of artificial and grass practice wickets the School enables the students to get the most out of the sport. The School benefits from first-rate coaching staff which include former First-Class cricketers, Minor County players and superbly knowledgeable amateurs.  Crucially, the enthusiasm for the game is shared across all levels making it an important facet of sport at the RGS.



Football at the RGS is available as a games option in the Sixth Form and also in the Fourth and Fifth Forms as a co-curricular club, with training and fixtures. RGS football has developed a strong reputation on the schools’ circuit due to the quality and consistency of results, as well as the stylish and technical football on show.


Training sessions are delivered by a UEFA qualified coach on the astroturfs at the RGS, Broadwater School and at Surrey Sports Park. The School has strong links with the Independent Schools Football Association and recently has had players representing both the Under 18 South of England and the Under 14 England sides.


Additional Sports

Our additional sports include athletics, badminton, basketball, canoeing, chess, cross-country, fencing, golf, judo, sailing, shooting, skiing, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis, weights and fitness, to name but a few!

Our students have performed on the national and international stage in sports ranging from athletics to shooting, speed skating to wakeboarding and fencing to rowing.