The support and engagement of all our community is central to the role the RGS can play in transforming the lives of young bright local boys. Thank you to those that have already donated to the campaign; all funds raised support the education of RGS boys who would otherwise not be able to attend the school.
In 2016 I stated my ambition that RGS achieve full merit-based open access within a generation; to be a school where every bright boy who earns his place can take it up, irrespective of his financial circumstances. It is a bold aspiration, and we are one of only a handful of this country’s independent schools to have set such a goal.”
Dr Jon Cox, Headmaster
The Journey so Far
“Pass the parcel. That’s sometimes all you can do. Take it, feel it, and pass it on. Not for me, not for you, but for someone, somewhere, one day. Pass it on, boys. That’s the game I want you to learn. Pass it on.”
Taken from ‘The History Boys’ by Alan Bennett who briefly attended the RGS.
Five years ago we created the Pass it On campaign, to concentrate our work in raising funds for bursary places and in widening access to local primary schools. Nearly 40% of our boys now come from state primary schools
In June 2021, you helped us to reach our first milestone with the successful completion of our Twenty for 2020 Bursary Campaign. Together, you have created 20 new transformational bursary places and set us firmly on the road to our long-term ambition.
We still have a long way to go to reach our goal of full-merit based access. Our campaign is based on committed regular giving; with income we can rely on each year, we can commit to supporting boys throughout their RGS education.
You can read more about our Pass it On Bursary Campaign and case studies of former bursary boys here.
Thank you to all those that support us.