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Rugby High School staff and students gather to mark centenary

Rugby Editorial 9th Oct, 2019   0

CELEBRATIONS are underway at a secondary school which is now officially 100 years old.

Rugby High School students and staff gathered on the school field to create a commemorative image, marking a century since the local authority first provided secondary education for girls in Rugby.

In 1919, Numbers 10 and 12 Elsee Road were converted from a private school to a school under Warwickshire County Council with space for just 130 students.

Quickly outgrowing its premises, a new school was built on Clifton Road into which the upper school moved in 1927, followed by the rest of the students in 1932.

Rugby High School has been on its current site in Longrood Road since 1960 – and in 2018 the school saw its first intake of boys into the Sixth Form.

Head teacher Mark Grady said: “Getting all our staff and students together to create this wonderful image of our school, the people that make our community and our beautiful grounds reminded us just what a special place Rugby High School is.

“I’m a great believer in the ensemble, and this image is a great example of what can be achieved when we all work together.

“The school has a variety of events planned throughout the year to celebrate its history of providing girls with the skills and knowledge to ‘set heights in their hearts’ and contribute in their own way to the community and the wider world.

“Here’s to the next 100 years. With our students, staff and the entire Rugby High School community behind us, our future is looking very rosy indeed.”


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