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Welcome to Rugby High School

Welcome! Rugby High is small, friendly school that is committed to providing girls aged 11-18 with an outstanding academic education.  Being able to solve a complex mathematical problem or write a really well argued essay is important but so too is the learning that you need to be able to play a positive role in your community, to be an effective leader or team member, to be a good parent and partner.

Learning should be enjoyable and not all of it happens in classrooms that’s why we encourage our students to participate in programmes like ASDAN, the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Young Enterprise and World Challenge. It is also why our staff organise trips and visits to make education come alive. That’s why in 2017 we are going to Pompeii to see Caecilius’ House, to India to study Philosophy and Psychology, to Costa Rica to help conserve turtles, to Croatia to learn the art of sea kayaking, white water rafting and to hike. Although we value tradition, we are forward thinking. Our students and teachers are expected to use technology to aid their learning. We are proud to be the only local state secondary school that still offers students a chance to learn Latin and Ancient Greek and proud too that our Year 7 students use their own devices to access lesson materials and the textbook online.

We understand what a difference it makes if girls enjoy school and feel happy and safe there. Pastoral care is important to us. Students who are well cared for, who are respected and who respect others are students who are able to learn well.  Sometimes life can be sad and difficult. We know that when this is the case, it is important that students have prompt access to effective support, to someone who will listen and understand and be able to give good advice and coping strategies.

By the time our students leave us, we don’t just want them to have great examination results. We want them to be independent, to have good social skills, to be confident communicators, able to share their knowledge, ideas and experiences. We want them to be able to make well-informed choices, to be ready for university or work. We want all of our students to set heights in their hearts, to be ambitious, for themselves and for others, to be caring young women willing and able to make a difference.

We hope that you will find the information on this website useful. We are always pleased to see prospective students and their parents and prospective employees, so if you would like to meet us for real, please ring 01788 810518.

Charlotte Marten, Head Teacher

Facilities available

A purpose-built Sixth Form block opened in January 2005 ensures that students in Years 12 and 13 have a social meeting space, a common room, where they can meet, make friends, drink coffee and plan activities. A quiet Study Room offers alternative study provision to the library and a Specialist Room means that ICT facilities are always available to Sixth Form students no matter what the demands in the main school.

Within the school each subject has its own specialist area equipped with all the resources necessary to deliver A level specifications effectively. A series of partnerships with other local schools allows students to benefit from the wider opportunities on offer in the Rugby area.

Additional support

The school continually monitors your progress to encourage you to achieve your full potential. You will be required to set realistic targets for yourself and work with tutors to review both academic progress and personal development through extra-curricular achievements. We aim to treat you as a young adult with the expectations and responsibilities this involves.
Detailed and regular careers advice is offered and during Year 13 individual guidance is given on the preparation and submission of university applications, including practice interviews.
All learning providers are required to take reasonable steps to cater for all learners. We have an Accessibility Plan under the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act aimed at continually improving accessibility to the curriculum, physical environment and written information. We also have a Disability Equality Strategy under the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 2005.
Where Religious Education is taught, parents have a right to withdraw their child from Religious Education and acts of Collective Worship. For any specific queries please contact the schools direct.

Learner success

We are proud of our A level successes which rank as some of the best in the country and take particular pleasure in the fact that over 90% of our students go on to university. We regularly send students to Oxford and Cambridge.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Rugby High School directly.

Last updated date: 01 September 2017
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