About the Company
RGS Worcester is an academically selective Independent day School that can trace its origins to 685 making it the sixth oldest school in the world. In 1950 it became a state-funded grammar school in the 11+ system. In 1983 it reverted to Independent status and in 2002 it became co-educational. In 2007 the journey to a fully mixed school was completed with the merger between RGSW and its neighbour, The Alice Ottley School (AOS) for girls. Today it is fully co-educational with 1,300 pupils comprising two prep schools (RGS The Grange and RGS Springfield) and the Senior School, which is located in Worcester city centre. It educates children from 2-18 years old and provides a vibrant co-curricular program of Sport, Drama, Art, Music, Debating, CCF and DofE alongside academic studies.
The Headmaster is John Pitt. In its most recent ISI Inspection it was rated ‘Excellent in all areas’ – the highest accolade possible. There is a large, vibrant alumni community that actively supports the School with careers advice to pupils. The RGSW Careers Service has been recognised by the local Chamber of Commerce for its links with employers. Voluntary donations from alumni continue to expand the bursary program which provides means-tested fee remission to families who would not otherwise be able to consider RGSW for their children.
In June 2017 The RGSW and AOS Foundation was established to facilitate fundraising activities and to manage alumni relations, both of which had been handled by the Development Office since 2012. Careers support and voluntary giving complement a wide range of social gatherings that alumni enjoy each year in Worcester and London. Open Days are held each October and January. Prospective pupils and parents are welcome to visit the School outside of these events by making an appointment with the Registrar, Cathy Bates. A number of pupils attending the School are children of RGSW and AOS alumni. Job vacancies are advertised on the School website.