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 since, but RGS continues to enjoy a reputation as one of the leading state selective schools in the country having been consistently rated ‘outstanding’.
We have high academic standards, excellent examination results and consistently feature as one of the top 60 state schools in England. Almost all students progress to university with 15–18 attending Oxford or Cambridge each academic year. We offer a huge range of co-curricular experiences, the extent of which is, I believe, unparalleled in the state sector.
Our innovative teachers deliver a high-quality classroom experience underpinned by our RGS Ethos of Learning. Exceptional pastoral care ensures that, in a large school, every boy is known as an individual.
We encourage all Wycombiensians to be self-confident, positive, healthy and enquiring young men who acquire the qualities of tolerance and respectfulness embodied through a modesty of manner.
Most of our students are day boys. Boarding, however, has a unique capacity to shape the lives of young people and RGS offers this provision to 70 boys as one of 40 state boarding schools. Full, weekly and day boarding is on offer and plays a substantial role within the life of the School.
To see the full range of activities undertaken at the school, we would encourage you to visit our website.
Information on this role
This will be a demanding role as you would expect from any leadership post. I am seeking an outstanding communicator in oral and written forms; someone who can inspire all stakeholders will be essential and assessment of this skill will form a pivotal part of the selection process. Organisational skills are important, but these will need to be complemented by creativity, flexibility, and a passion for making a difference.
We are not seeking an appointee from any particular type of school, though we do have a highly-educated teaching and support staff, intelligent parents and boys, and canny and incisive governors. The capacity to be able to resonate with these august bodies will be essential.
The current senior team is a highly-skilled, experienced group of professionals who have complementary skills that make for a very strong team.
Headmaster: Mr Philip Wayne
Closing date: Thursday 30 March 2023