Rugby is one of the oldest and most famous schools in England. It was founded during the reign of Elizabeth I and its splendid history is reflected in its stately buildings, classrooms and courtyards.
Here in 1823, one of the students, William Webb Ellis, picked up a soccer ball and ran with it. In the process, he created rugby – a game that has since been taken up around the world.Games are still played on the original pitch and visiting students are more than welcome to take part.
The Very Best Facilities
Classes are held in the most recent addition to the school – the multi-million pound Collingwood Centre, opened in 2013. It has the very best in educational, sports and dining facilities.
You’ll find state-of-the art classrooms, all equipped with the latest teaching aids. There’s an ICT suite complete with 24 computers. The sports hall offers five-aside football, basketball, badminton, aerobics and dodge ball. The contemporary dining room seats 180.
A Choice Of Courses
All students have Trinity examination classes in the morning. In the afternoons, you have the option of taking either the Trinity Intensive Course or the Introduction to British Boarding School Life.You’ll also have access to the school’s 25-metre, 6-lane swimming pool; soccer, rugby and rounders pitches; squash courts and all-weather floodlit tennis courts; a Design Centre for art/ craft and pottery and a Social Centre for discos, karaoke and social events.
A Great Location
The school takes its name from the historic market town of Rugby and is based in an area known as the Heart of England. Many historic landmarks are within easy reach. A short coach ride takes you to Stratford-Upon-Avon – Shakespeare’s birthplace; to Warwick Castle, the finest medieval castle in the country; or to the famous university town of Oxford. A 50-minute train trip takes you into central London, where you can go shopping in Oxford Street or Covent Garden, enjoy a river cruise or take in a visit to the London Eye/British Museum.