We are very honoured, humbled and delighted to have been awarded the IDPE Fundraising Campaign of the Year award at the recent Institute of Development Professionals in Education (IDPE) Awards Evening at Whittlebury Hall. Continue reading
On Sunday morning, Reigate Priory Park was bustling with energy and excitement as runners prepared themselves for the third annual Run Reigate 10km and Half Marathon event. Continue reading
Chris Driscoll (RGS Parent) has been a pivotal figure in organising pulling together 16 teams to compete in this modern day wacky races event. Continue reading
We are delighted to announce the draw for the forthcoming Reigate Charity 7s Tournament on Sunday 6 March 2016. With over 40 teams attending Continue reading
Further to the demand from the RGS Professionals Group, we are delighted to announce that we will be holding our first Advertising & Marketing Continue reading
In 1955 a new teacher arrived at Reigate Grammar School to teach Latin and Classics. This young man was Mr Aubrey Scrase, later to be known as “Aubs” Continue reading
The annual 1675 Society Lunch took place on Monday 30 November at the Headmaster’s House, 1 Chart Lane. Guests were welcomed by the Headmaster Continue reading
We are delighted to announce a new line of RGS Foundation merchandise. Both items would make the perfect Christmas gift for a loved one Continue reading
Saturday 21 November saw the classes of 1990 & 1991 return to RGS for their Silver Reunion. It was great to see so many attend the evening. Continue reading
On Wednesday 11 November over 60 Old Reigatians who attended RGS during or immediately after WW2 joined the entire school Continue reading
It is sad news to inform you all that Aubrey Scrase (1925-2015) passed away at the end of last week following a short stay in hospital. Continue reading
It was great to see so many Reigatians at the recent RGS Dubai Gathering held at the Pure Sky Lounge, Hilton Dubai on Thursday 29 October. Continue reading
We are delighted to announce that the RGS classes of 1990 & 1991 will be returning back to RGS for their Silver Reunion! Continue reading
RGS Professionals enjoy a great day of golf in the sunshine at Royal Ashdown Forest. All in support of the Changing Lives campaign. Continue reading
Aubrey Scrase joined RGS in 1957 and taught Latin at the school for 40 years before taking retirement in 1996. Simply known as ‘Aubs’ to many, Continue reading
Thursday 24 September saw another very successful RGS London Professionals event take place at Commerzbank in the backdrop Continue reading
A huge “thank you” from the Reigate Grammar School Foundation to all those that ran in the Reigate Run 10k and half marathon events Continue reading
On Monday 14 September a large number of Reigatians (former pupils, parents and friends) attended a House of Commons River Terrace Reception Continue reading
On Saturday 12 September, over 60 from the Class of 2011 returned for their Graduation Lunch at Hartswood Playing Fields. Continue reading
In August, the Foundation organised a group of 11 current students and recent leavers to connect with Old Reigatians for the annual Changing Lives Continue reading
Our next Henry Smith Challenge should appeal to all you avid runners out there. We have secured a number of free places for those keen to support the Continue reading
Playing sport for England, representing the UK in the science Olympiad – oh and securing record A level grades! It has been a remarkable year for students at RGS. Continue reading
We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our inaugural RGS Gathering in the city of Manchester on Wednesday 2 September 2015. Continue reading
Our next RGS London Professionals Event will be held at Commerzbank on Thursday 24 September 2015. Continue reading
RGS is excited to announce that we are now looking to appoint a Head of Marketing and Communications. If you would like Continue reading
On Thursday 25 June 2015, RGS welcomed back 25 Old Reigatians from the Class of 1965 and their partners for their Golden anniversary. Continue reading
On Monday 29 June, Bicton Park Botanical Gardens in Devon once again kindly hosted our annual West Country Gathering. Continue reading
We are delighted to announce that this year’s RGS Professionals Charity Golf Day will take place on Thursday 8 October 2015 at the stunning Continue reading
On Friday 29 May 2015, 29 hopeful golfers took to the tee at Reigate Heath Golf Club each with the chance of taking home the coveted RGS Foundation Continue reading
Hartswood was the venue of this years Old Reigatians Annual Dinner on Friday 15 May 2015. It was great to see so many OR’s in attendance from the Continue reading
Watch the amazing drone video footage courtesy of Toby Pocock (RGS 1984-1991) from SKYVANTAGE. Continue reading
Friday 15 May 2015 saw the gathering of many ‘stars’ from RGS cricket history reconvene to play for the Harry Newton Cup at Hartswood Sports Ground Continue reading
With the latest set of RGS Sixth Formers finishing for ‘study leave’ last week, school is a much quieter place with important exams on the horizon. Continue reading
Places are now very limited for the RGS Foundation 5th Annual Charity Golf Day on Friday 29 May at Reigate Heath Golf Club, in aid of the 1675 Continue reading
Since the launch of the Changing Lives Campaign back in January 2014 at Mansion House, the response from The Reigatian Continue reading
The 2014 Reigatian Magazine has been printed, the boxes have been delivered and we have distributed to the Reigatian Community. Continue reading
On Tuesday 24 March 2015 the well established annual Hong Kong Friends of RGS Gathering took place in the centre of Hong Kong at JB’s. Continue reading
On Thursday 12 March 2015 the RGS London Professionals gathered together for an event at the RAE hosted by OR (1966) Sir Peter Gershon, CBE, FREng. Continue reading
It is quite amazing to think that just over a year has passed since the successful launch of the Changing Lives Campaign at Mansion House. Continue reading
Saturday 6 March 2015 saw the RGS leavers of 1993 and 1994 reconvene for their 21st Reunion in the iconic setting of the historic school library. Continue reading
The weather gods were kind this Sunday 1 March at Reigate Grammar School’s Hartswood Sports ground for the annual Reigate Charity 7s. Continue reading
Seven weeks have passed since the first few ‘shoots’ of hair emerged on the chins and cheeks of the intrepid souls who have supported Continue reading
Robert Frith OR (1973) is releasing his long anticipated book ‘Drive like a Real Entrepreneur’ today at the Institute of Directors, Pall Mall. Continue reading
A month from T-Day (Trimming) the shapes, colours & quality of beard is varied amongst the devoted few partaking in the Henry Smith Beard Challenge. Continue reading
A belated congratulations go to Andrew Cooper OR (1982) after his appointment as life peer Baron Cooper of Windrush, of Chipping Norton, in September ’14. Continue reading
With one act of benevolence from Henry Smith, RGS was founded back in 1675. The one image we have of him is from Wandsworth Parish Church Continue reading
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our Reigatian Community a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Continue reading
Yesterday at Twickenham saw the dark blue of Oxford University take the spoils in the 133rd Varsity match when they thrashed Cambridge, 43-6. Continue reading
Last Thursday night in Sydney saw the first ever RGS Australian Friends Gathering take place at The Slip Inn in the heart of the City. Continue reading
RGS is fortunate to have had many inspirational teachers over the years, without their initial guidance, the paths we all chose may have been very different. Continue reading
We are delighted to say that with just over a week to go, we will be hosting our first ever Reigatian Gathering in Sydney on Thursday 27th November from 6.30pm Continue reading
American Friends of RGS NYC Gathering – 23rd October 2014.
A special occasion, a special venue, a special crowd! Continue reading
Last night in the 6th Form centre saw the cricketing legend Mark Ramprakash take centre stage recounting his career out in the middle and on the dance floor as winner of Strictly Come Dancing. Continue reading
We are delighted to inform you that in the same week as the NYC get together, the RGS American Friends Vancouver Gathering will be taking place at The Steamworks, Gastown, 375 Water Street on Saturday 25th October 2014. Continue reading
The RGS American Friends Gathering in NYC is regarded as an annual fixture in our calendar. We are delighted to inform you that it will take place again this year on Thurs 23rd October 2014
As part of our forthcoming ‘Evening With’ series we are extremely excited to announce that one of England’s most decorated cricketers, Mark Ramprakash, will be joining us here at RGS. Continue reading
Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, we are delighted to inform you of the next RGS Professionals Charity Golf Day at The Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club. Continue reading
The annual RGS Foundation Chairman’s Amicable Dinner to celebrate ‘1675 Founders Day’ took place last week in the grand surroundings of the Reform Club, Pall Mall. Continue reading
We are delighted to announce that Sir Peter Gershon (RGS 1958 – 1965), has recently been appointed as Non Executive Chairman of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance (ACA). Continue reading
Following the success of last years inaugural RGS Gathering in Singapore, we are delighted to inform you that we will be hosting this years event next month on Friday 20th June 2014. Continue reading
The RGS Foundation is thrilled to announce that there will be a further six 1675 Scholars joining Reigate Grammar School in September. Continue reading
A huge thank you must go to Richard Caven (RGS 1983-1991) from Barclays who hosted the recent London Professionals Gathering at Canary Wharf. The evening was a huge success in the backdrop of sublime views across London. Continue reading
The Changing Lives Campaign has been launched, the brochures have been dispatched to our Reigatian Network and we are delighted to announce that you can now view our Changing Lives E-Brochure online. Continue reading
Zafran, a bar restaurant in Central Hong Kong, was the perfect venue for the second Hong Kong Gathering held for friends of RGS. On the night, over 20 of the wider Reigatian community attended, including ex-alumni, parents, staff & friends. Continue reading
We are delighted to announce that actor, writer, comedian, BAFTA winner and RGS old boy David Walliams has announced his support for the Changing Lives campaign by becoming an Ambassador for the RGS Foundation. Continue reading
After several months of rain and miserable weather it was a welcome change and relief to be able to enjoy a festival of sevens rugby, held at the Reigate Grammar School’s Hartswood Sports Ground on Sunday 2nd March. Continue reading
On Friday 7 February, Sir Keir Starmer QC (class of 1981), returned to Reigate Grammar School to deliver The Henry Smith Lecture to students and staff. Continue reading
The RGS Foundation’s ‘Changing Lives’ campaign was officially launched by Chairman Sir Colin Chandler at The Mansion House on Wednesday 22 January. Continue reading
The RGS Foundation is very proud to announce that former Reigate Grammar School pupil, Keir Starmer QC, has received a knighthood for services to Law and Criminal Justice in The Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. Keir was until recently the Director of the Crown Prosecution Service. Congratulations to Keir from all of the Reigatian Community!
Anil Patel who left in 2003 has also been recognised with an MBE for services to British diplomacy. Anil works for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Quite an achievement for one so young. Congratulations to Anil from all of the Reigatian Community!
The annual 1675 Society Lunch took place on Friday 6 December. The Headmaster welcomed guests in his new study, which is now positioned within the heart of the school. Guests then walked over to the Headmaster’s house where entertainment was provided by the RGS Junior Voices who performed a wonderful festive recital which included pieces from Benjamin Britton along with some Christmas classics, after which lunch was served. The 1675 Society was inaugurated in 2010 and its members have all pledged to remember the School in their Wills. Should you be interested in the 1675 Society, please contact Ruth Glover in the Foundation office: email@example.com
On Thursday 12 December, the RGS Foundation hosted over 30 Reigatians at the Varsity match in the West Car Park at Twickenham Stadium. A fine afternoon saw Oxford continue their recent dominance of this event.
Your contributions for the next edition of The Reigatian magazine are now being collated. Please email us with suggestions and submissions. We are looking for news stories, memories, achievements, publications and other material that you think may be of interest to the Reigatian community.
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For all you Reigatians who have signed up to Facebook, there is now a Group set up to promote the archives and memories of the school. The group is called “Reigate Grammar School Archives”. The aim of this group is to encourage anybody with information, photos, memories or anything with a connection to Reigate Grammar School to share it with other Reigatians. The purpose is simply to add factually to the history of the school.
“I encourage all Reigatians with an interest in the history of the school to join and participate. Remember, that the history of the school includes the time that you attended, even if you only left last year. You may think that the archive contains a lot of information from recent years, but this is not necessarily true. For example, we hold a lot of photographs taken about ten years ago, but they are of little value at present since they do not have anything to identify the events pictured, nor the people pictured! I hope that we can find people who can help identify the place, time and people in them. This is also an opportunity for you to add to the archive yourself if you have photographs, documents or just important memories of your time at school.
I hope we can all add to our knowledge here of this important local institution, in which we have all played our part in some small way. Please take a look and get involved if you like what you see”.
The aim of The RGS London Professionals is to bring together members of the Reigatian Community that work in the London area; this includes parents, alumni and friends of RGS. Its primary purpose is to foster meaningful friendship and network support. Against this background, the RGS London Professionals aims to meet a number of complementary objectives and to support the overall aims of the RGS Foundation and Alumni programme.
If you would like any further information regarding the RGS London Professionals please contact Development Director, Sean Davey: email@example.com
The American Friends of Reigate Grammar School is an association formed in partnership with the Foundation Office at the school. The broad aims of the AFRGS are to strengthen network links between each other and the school, raise awareness and connectivity within our Reigatian community and channel philanthropic support.
“As president of the AFRGS, I feel honoured to represent and promote the work of the RGS Foundation Department in North America. In November 2011 I returned to Reigate for a ’25 years on’ Silver Reunion where I was able to re-ignite so many friendships. I was excited by the changes that are taking place and the desire of the school to build a global Reigatian community. I look back at my time at RGS with fond memories as it played a vital role in my development. If you live in North America, I hope that you will join me in supporting this group”.
Michael Lloyd (RGS 1981-1986)
President of the AFRGS
If you would like any further information about the American Friends of RGS please contact Sean Davey: firstname.lastname@example.org