Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe

The Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, (RGS or RGSHW for short) is a selective boys' grammar school situated in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. As a state school it does not charge fees for pupils to attend, but they must pass an entrance exam (the 11-plus). In February 2011 the school became an Academy.[2]

The Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe
Address
Amersham Road

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HP13 6QT

Coordinates51°38′28″N 0°44′20″W
Information
TypeSelective Grammar School
Academy
MottoLatin: Schola Regia Grammatica
Established1551; 470 years ago (1551)
SpecialistsLanguage
Maths and Computing
Department for Education URN136484 Tables
OfstedReports
HeadmasterPhilip Wayne
Staffc. 100
GenderBoys
Age11 to 19
Enrolment1393[1]
Houses       St. James (Red), Sandringham (Orange), Windsor (Yellow), Buckingham (Green), Balmoral (Blue), Kensington (Indigo)
Colour(s)  White,   San Marino Approx. (#4165B3)
Former pupilsOld Wycombiensians
Websitehttps://www.rgshw.com/

Established by Royal Charter in 1562 (originally established as a school in 1551) it is situated on Amersham Hill to the north of the town and has a capacity of about 1,370 boys aged between 11 and 19,[1] open Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 3:40pm and later for extra activities. The school has boarding facilities and is a DfES-designated Language College. In 2007 it became a Mathematics and ICT College.[3] OFSTED gave it a Grade 1 ranking in every area of its 2008 inspection,[4] and it has achieved high rankings on a country-wide scale for GCSE and A-level results.[5]