Rugby School

Academic Families works with more than 450 schools throughout the UK, and we have become experts at matching children to the right boarding school for them in order to ensure each student thrives.


We're delighted to present one of our partner schools:
Rugby School in Warwickshire, England.


About Rugby School

Mission statement

“The school aims to nurture the whole child and encourages participation across a wide range of activities.”


Rugby School focuses on developing each pupil to be a ‘whole person’ and offers students a broad curriculum, giving them the flexibility within this curriculum to follow their academic passions. In line with their ‘whole person’ ethos, enrichment classes are embedded into the Rugby School curriculum.

Pupils are prepared for GCSE exams, and then in Sixth Form students can choose between studying A Level exams or preparing for the IB diploma. The pupils at Rugby School achieve strong academic results with 97.7% of GCSE results between A* - B in 2021, and 95.6% of A Level results between A* - B.

Activities & sports

At Rugby School, they believe that sport is for everyone. The school aims to be inclusive and give every student the chance to be involved in a sports team. Although there are many different sporting opportunities, the five main sports that the school focuses on are hockey, rugby, netball, tennis, and cricket (with the chance to do athletics in the summer term). The school also has impressive drama and music departments, and a multitude of co-curricular activities to get involved with. Pupils are encouraged to try new activities, and to participate in productions such as plays and musicals. There is also a chorister programme for girls and boys.

International student community

At Rugby School, 10% of pupils are from overseas. The entry points to Rugby School are typically at Year 9 and Year 12, and international students are expected to have a strong enough level of English to succeed academically and socially. However, the school does offer academic support to pupils whose first language is not English, and they currently hold EAL (English as an Additional Language) training for 70 pupils.

Boarding life

Rugby School is a majority boarding school with approximately 80% of the pupil population boarding. There are 15 boarding houses, and the Rugby School staff hope that every pupil feels at home in their boarding house.

Each house eats breakfast, lunch and dinner together every day, with the aim of every house community feeling like an extended family for its boarders.

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