Welcome from RGS Guildford

Royal Grammar School Guildford (RGSG) has a proud history of over 500 years of academic excellence. RGS Guildford is ranked as one of the top schools in the UK at both A level and GCSE. Each year, all RGS Guildford’s pupils secure places at leading world universities. More than 350 graduates over the last 10 years attended Oxford and Cambridge Universities. We pride ourselves on providing a diverse and challenging curriculum, including STEM, sports, art, and music. As in the UK, our international schools deliver an inspiring UK curriculum that will fully prepare students for the next stage in their lives. We bring together the best of RGS Guildford and the best of the local culture to share the RGSG ethos and values. The RGSG international family includes schools in the UAE, Qatar and China and has exciting plans for future growth. RGS Guildford Dubai is our latest school, which launched successfully with 250 students in August 2021 and has grown throughout it’s first year. Our plans for the future are long term and ambitious. We wish to see a growing family of RGSG schools which collaborate together and provide a first-class RGSG education internationally.

Dr Jon Cox                                        Mrs Sarah Creedy
Headmaster, RGS Guildford            Chairman of Governors

RGS Guildford International

In 2016 the first international RGS Guildford opened its school gates in Qatar. In partnership with a Qatari family company, we worked tirelessly to establish our first school outside the UK. Six years later, the school now has 700 pupils aged 4-16 and expects to keep growing as students progress through the school.

Our experience in Qatar was extremely valuable as we considered and opened our second and third schools in 2020 and 2021. RGS Guildford Nanjing opened in 2020 as the first of a number of schools planned with our partner in China, and RGS Guildford Dubai opened in 2021 in partnership with a UK education company. In each of these schools, we committed ourselves to supporting every aspect of their development, marketing and operation.

To take our most recent Dubai school as an example, we fully contributed to the school design process through monthly meetings with our partner for two years before opening. We also participated in the monthly strategic meetings and visited Dubai on a number of occasions with senior staff. We advised on the appointment of the Principal and Head of the Prep section of the school. The school is a great reflection of RGS Guildford and will be a partnership for decades to come.

Over a weekend In October 2021, our schools in Guildford, Qatar, Dubai and Nanjing joined forces to ‘Race Across the World’. This saw students, staff and their families in each school record distances travelled by fun and innovative, non-motorised transport in an attempt to travel the distances between the schools. To learn more about what it is like to be part of the growing RGS Guildford family of high quality, premium schools, download our brochure from the link below.

We are excited to offer an RGS education internationally and hope this website provides a flavour of both the founding school in Guildford and also our schools in Qatar, Dubai and China developed in close association with our partners. I would, however, encourage you to visit the schools and speak to the leaders, the staff and, most importantly, the students. It is the students themselves who best exemplify the true values and character of our school and I feel certain the RGS will leave a lasting impression on you.

Mr Bob Ukiah
Chief Executive, RGS Guildford International




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