Rugby School

“Diversity is championed with an emphasis on growth and support of individual pupils, encouraging everyone to live a life of purpose.” Tatler 2022 Here at Rugby, we have opted for a quantum model where all facets of life – academic and artistic, spiritual and sporting- form part of an indivisible whole. Our students have every opportunity to become the best version of themselves, which is why at Rugby, the whole person is the whole point.

Lawrence Sheriff Street
CV22 5EH

+44 (0)1788 556274

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ISC associations: HMC, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Church of England

Day/boarding type: Day and Full Boarding

Gender profile: Coeducational

Size: 862

Rugby School fees:

Boarding fees per term:

Day fees per term:

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
937 / 6010

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 13 to 18 (114)

Boarding: 13 to 18 (370)

Sixth Form: (207)

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 13 to 18 (92)

Boarding: 13 to 18 (286)

Sixth Form: (189)

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Rugby School Bursary Awards

Rugby School has an extensive programme of means-tested bursary support for families who would not otherwise be in a position to afford the full fees.


Foundation Awards (Day)

Foundation Awards are made to widen access to a Rugby School education for local children. Funding of such awards is in place thanks to the bequest of our Founder, Lawrence Sheriff, grocer to Elizabeth I, who left his pastureland in Bloomsbury to the children of Rugby town.

Children who are likely to thrive at Rugby School both in our academic and our co-curricular life, who live within 20 miles of Rugby School and are applying for entry as a Day student and whose parents are assessed as being eligible for means-tested bursary support towards fees, may be considered for Foundation Awards.

Foundation Awards are made for 13+ and 16+ entry, and also for 11+ entry at Bilton Grange.


Scholarship Augmentation

The value of any Scholarship Award is a fee concession of 5 per cent which parents or legal guardians of the awardee may elect to accept. More than one Scholarship can be awarded to a candidate although the total fee reduction available is limited to 5 per cent.

The level of fee concession provided can be augmented by bursary support up to 100 per cent of the boarding or day fees, subject to means assessment.

Additionally, at the Head Master’s discretion, exceptional awards with a fee concession which may be greater than 5 per cent can be made where, during the assessment process, we identify exceptional potential.


Arnold Foundation (Boarding)

The Arnold Foundation for Rugby School was established in 2003 to provide funded boarding places for children, who will be likely to thrive as boarders at Rugby School both in our academic and co-curricular life and whose parents are assessed as being eligible for very substantial means-tested bursary support towards fees and extra charges.

Families interested in applying should first complete a Preliminary Information Form to allow us to provide advice and an introduction to the admissions process

Arnold Foundation Awards are made for entry at 13+ and 16+. Places can also be awarded at 11+ at Bilton Grange under the Earle Fund scheme, a part of the Arnold Foundation charity.


Further Awards, Scholarship and Bursary information can be foudn on our website here.

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • Art scholarships
  • Design scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sibling discounts

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Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies