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
Amersham Road

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HP13 6QT

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

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]