Rugby School is a co-educational day and boarding school located in the town of Rugby, Warwickshire, England. It is one of the oldest independent schools in Britain. The influence of Rugby and its pupils and masters in the nineteenth century was enormous and in many ways the stereotype of the English public school is a reworking of Thomas Arnold's Rugby. It is one of the best known schools in the country and seen as an innovator in education. It was founded in 1567.
The course at Rugby is designed for students who are keen to speed up improvement in their accuracy and fluency in English. To this end, we've reduced the class size to an average of 9 students and increased the teaching programme to 30 lessons a week. These lessons are broken down into morning classes, five days a week (30 x 40 minutes), plus two afternoons of classes - one with three lessons, the other with two. The extra tuition should enable you to take the Trinity examination at a more challenging level.
The school takes its name from the historic market town of Rugby, and is based in an area known as the Heart of England. From here, many historic landmarks are within easy reach. And you're invited to join us on organised excursions to some of the most popular. The number one attraction is invariably Stratford-upon-Avon - birthplace of William Shakespeare. It's only 35km away and is a beautifully preserved town of Elizabethan streets and charming alleyways. Nearby is Warwick Castle - the finest medieval castle in the country - with its great hall, magnificent towers and the darkest of dungeons.
Students prepare for the Trinity examination at grade 1-9 (beginner to upper intermediate). These grades are aligned to levels pre A1-C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The exam fee is £45 and is in addition to course fee.
One half-day excursion per week to local places such as Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare’s birthplace) and Warwick Castle
Six days per week
Seven evenings per week
English School Friend
Students have the opportunity to mix and make friends with English boys and girls of a similar age. There’ll be one School Friend in each class at these centres, assisting students in the learning process. They’ll have lunch with the students, join in the afternoon activities on campus and go on half-day excursions during the week. It’s an ideal way for students to speak English naturally with English teenagers throughout the day.
Accommodation is mostly in single rooms, with some twins available. For younger students, there are larger rooms with 3-6 beds. Showers are provided for students on an average ratio of 1:4.Students eat in a central dining hall. Meals are self-service, with a three-course lunch and dinner menu. Each week, there is an outdoor barbeque on campus.