One of the oldest independent schools in England, and birthplace of the game that takes its name, and the first school in the country to teach science as part of the school curriculum, rugby is steeped in history.
The school offers the usual qualifications plus the more challenging IGCSE and pre-u’s. History and languages are popular here alongside less the less traditional Japanese and photography. Sport is huge and facilities are more than able to cope. Acres of playing fields, a 25m indoor swimming pool and a gym to name a few.
Pupils spend Thursday afternoons taking part in community work of their choice which the school believes help build a well-rounded individual. It is also one of 10 schools across the UK chosen to work with the PSHE association on the development of a new character curriculum, which aims to develop skills and attributes like motivation and resilience.
Rugby school from Lumos Education’s UK school guide of the best schools in the UK and Ireland. Help find the perfect school for your children. Sport is strong here considering its location and even more so after the appointment of a former GB Olympic pentathlete as head of sport. Exercise and swimming classes are on offer from 7am for early risers with all the usual sports on offer during and after school. Drama and music are superb, and opportunities for those with talent to join in professional productions are an incentive for students.