The Royal Grammar School

The Royal Grammar School

About the school

With its origins in the 13th Century, the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe was granted a Royal Charter by Queen Elizabeth I in 1562. Much has changed in the 455 years since, but RGS continues to enjoy a reputation as one of the leading state selective schools in the country.

Whilst the majority of boys are day boys, boarding plays a unique and significant role in shaping and supporting the lives of young men at RGS.

Our Mission

Together our mission is to develop and to become worldly-wise, self-assured, high-achievers through an exceptional education.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be seen as world class, through offering those most naturally able, irrespective of their background, the best all-round education offered by any state school in the UK.

Mr Philip Wayne


Ofsted report

“The Royal Grammar School is an outstandingly effective college with specialisms in language and in mathematics and computing. Staff are fiercely ambitious for their students. The overwhelming majority of parents strongly support the school’s drive to give students an outstanding educational experience. Reflecting the views of many, a parent wrote, ‘This is a truly excellent school.’ Boarding provision also contributes well to the students’ academic success. Most feel very privileged to have access to so many stimulating out-of-hours opportunities.”

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  • Age Range: 11 - 18 years
  • Gender: Boys
  • Headteacher: Mr Philip Wayne
  • Offsted Rating: Good
  • Funding Status: State - Academy
  • Type: Mainstream
  • Address: Amersham Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 6QT - Get Directions
  • Telephone: 01494 524955
  • Fax: 01494 551410
  • Website:

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