What is it that makes the RGS so special?
For me it is the fact that we are such a supportive, inclusive and close-knit community, that we celebrate our rich past while looking firmly to the future, that our boys are unfailingly sparky, enthusiastic and inquisitive, that there are no airs and graces, rather our boys come from all walks of life and are humble and unassuming. Most importantly for me, however, is that every boy is valued for his own sake, given the space and the encouragement to fulfil his potential in an environment where there are no stereotypes and each achievement, however small, is noticed. A culture of integrity, mutual respect and tolerance allows our boys to develop at their own pace and to be confident in themselves.
I am very proud of our inspiring, dedicated staff and our high-achieving students but our successes are just one element of the RGS experience. Our values and our ethos define who we are. Kindness and compassion, good humour and enjoyment characterise daily life. We take what we do seriously but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. This ethos, coupled with our students’ thirst for learning and enrichment, is a heady mix and is what makes the RGS such a vibrant and exciting community.
Our school’s heritage of constantly looking forward in the way we live, the way we learn together, and the way we prepare for life has nurtured and prepared generations of students to leave the RGS ready to make a difference to others. We are, indeed, a progressive school with a heart.
I look forward to welcoming you to the RGS so that I can share the excitement of the next stage of your son’s journey. Nothing is more important to us than who a boy becomes.
Dr Jon Cox