RGSG Muscat

Royal Grammar School Guildford, Muscat

Our latest international school, RGSG Muscat in partnership with the Sama Educational Company, is opening in September 2023. RGSG Muscat will bring centuries of heritage and academic excellence, while Sama will ensure we honour the cultural values and heritage of Oman.

Not only will the students enjoy an outstanding British education, but they will be provided with exceptional pastoral care and a diverse range of extracurricular activities in the context of Oman.

From September 2023, RGSG Muscat will be welcoming students from Kindergarten (age 3) up to grade 4 (ages 9 to 10). You can register your interest here. 

Opening Sep 2023
Size TBC
Students 1900 capacity
Partner Sama Educational Company
Head Justin Durling
Location Al Seeb, Muscat
Website rgsgm.com

RGSG Muscat Launch Event 

Plans were unveiled at a VIP launch event at Al Bustan Palace. Welcoming project coordinators and VIP guests, we shared how we are working together to bring one of the most prestigious independent British curriculum schools to Oman.

Set to transform Muscat’s educational landscape, RGS Guildford, Muscat has been founded with the 500 years of tradition, heritage, and British academic excellence that RGS Guildford is renowned for in the UK, coupled with Sama’s regional expertise in developing excellent schools and nurseries across the GCC. The school will provide an outstanding British education that is based on the traditional values of decency and respect of RGS Guildford whilst also reflecting the cultural values of Oman, which will play a prominent role in the school’s approach to learning and teaching.

Footage from the launch event:

Founding Head

Justin Durling

We are delighted to announce the appointment of the highly recognised international educator, Justin Durling, as our Founding Head. With years of experience as the Head at schools around the globe – including in Egypt, Malaysia, and Ecuador – he will provide an innovative approach to learning and teaching, for the local and international communities of Oman, enabling the development of every aspect of the character and talents of each individual student.

Educational Project Director

Christopher T J Charleson

Leading the development of RGSG Muscat is Christopher T J Charleson, who has served as Head of, and has supported the establishing of, new schools throughout the Middle East and elsewhere, including Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia. He has provided leadership, coaching and guidance for many schools across the region. Christopher has chaired the boards of the Educational Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS), the International Baccalaureate (IB) Heads Council and the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA). He brings a wealth of global experience to Oman to help guide RGSG Muscat as it prepares to open its doors later this year.


The images below show a combination of how the school will look once complete and the exciting building progress so far (January 2023). We will continue to update images of the development of the school in the run up to its opening.

Where next?

RGSG Muscat details announced

We are proud to announce our partnership with Sama Educational Company (Sama) to launch one of the most prestigious independent British curriculum schools in Oman, with a cutting-edge campus, set to open its doors in Muscat in September 2023. Plans were unveiled at a VIP launch on March 14.