The Royal Grammar School
Lanesborough enjoys close links with the RGS: both schools are owned by the same charity and share the same Governing Body, although with separate committees. The two heads meet regularly and teaching staff often make exchanges; however, the Governors are careful to preserve Lanesborough's individual character and autonomy.
Located in the centre of the historic town of Guildford, the RGS is an independent day school for boys aged 11 to 18. The School dates its foundation from 1509 and as a flagship for boys’ education has a national reputation for academic excellence. The RGS is consistently one of the top five boys’ schools in the country at both A Level and GCSE and the School is extremely proud of its Oxbridge record; over 200 offers have been achieved in the last six years. The RGS also prides itself on its traditional values of decency and respect, supported by outstanding pastoral care. Boys have the opportunity to experience the widest range of enriching activities providing them with a broad and balanced education.
The annual Open Day takes place on the first Saturday in October from 10.00am to 12.30pm. Prospective pupils and their parents are warmly invited to meet the Headmaster and enjoy a tour by a current pupil, providing an insight into the rich diversity of the School. No advance booking is required. The School aims to make the education offered as widely available as possible; generous means-tested bursaries, up to 100% remission, are available as well as academic, art, music and sports scholarships.
There is, of course, no automatic progression for Lanesborough boys to the RGS and parents will be advised by the Head about the most appropriate senior schools for their sons. Over 50% of Lanesborough boys do go onto the RGS and, on average, 15% to 20% of the RGS pupils will have come from Lanesborough.