Reigate Grammar School and its two preps, Reigate St Mary’s and Chinthurst, have each received an Independent School of the Year award nomination, a feat unrivalled by any other school group in the country.
The Reigate Grammar School family consists of three schools, all sharing the same ethos and values but each with its own distinctive style. Together they educate more than 1600 pupils, from 2 to 18 years old, across Surrey. With over 3000 independent schools in the UK, it is remarkable that all three schools have been shortlisted for the prominent Independent School of the Year awards 2020.
Reigate Grammar is nominated for Senior School of the Year in recognition of the school’s outstanding daily provision for each child in their care and reflecting a passion for innovation, wellbeing and reaching out to the community. Recently, RGS students have helped over a thousand vulnerable local residents as part of the RGS WeCare campaign and have launched new bursaries to help educate children of NHS workers.
Chinthurst School in Tadworth is nominated for Independent School of the Year for Wellbeing in acknowledgement of their exceptional Wellbeing at Heart programme. This whole school pastoral approach prioritises kindness and the building of strong relationships with the children above all else. The school’s selection is particularly impressive as Chinthurst is one of the only preps shortlisted in a category dominated by senior schools.
Reigate St Mary’s is delighted to be nominated for Independent Prep School of the Year. This category looks for all round excellence and a holistic approach to education which reflects RSM’s belief that happy and healthy children go on to be high achievers. Their outstanding integration of technology into the learning of even their youngest children and their award winning robotics team sets them apart from other prep schools in the area.
All three schools have provided a full online curriculum of learning for their students during the recent lockdown and the preps were pleased to welcome back all their pupils full time in June.
Reigate Grammar Headmaster, Shaun Fenton is proud of the group’s achievement. ‘The daily experience of each child entrusted to the care of the RGS family is much more important than any awards but it is wonderful that our approach to education is recognised by leading figures in the sector. It has been a challenging term but the school community has pulled together and looked after each other, evolving and adapting where necessary to ensure the continued delivery of an excellent education’.