Rugby School, founded in 1567, is one of the oldest boarding schools in the country and is steeped in history. Many famous people have lived and learnt in the school, such as Lewis Carroll – the famous author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. However, this location is probably best known internationality as the place where William Webb Ellis – a student at the school – panicked during a game of football and found himself breaking the rules and in that moment, inventing the game of Rugby by running with the ball. It’s a large school and provides the perfect location for our summer programme – safe, well located and equipped with fantastic facilities. 

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Ages – 10-17

Spring: April 2nd to 16th
Summer: July 6th to Aug 17th

Closest Cities – Birmingham and Coventry
Distance to London – 2.5 hours

Closest Airport – Birmingham 45mins
Heathrow – 2h30
Gatwick – 3h00
Luton – 1hr30
Stansted – 2hr45

Dates are subject to change. The final dates will be confirmed no later than sept 1st 2020.

In Rugby we use 6 or 7 of the traditional boarding houses. These are all unique and have their own layout and history. Generally, each house has a combination of single, twin and multi bedded rooms with shared bathroom facilities on a ration of 1:5.

Local Area
Rugby School is very much part of Rugby Town – in fact the town centre is literally outside the main entrance. Rugby is a typical English Town with a variety of supermarkets, shops, cafes and bars. It also has an outdoor market twice a week! The nearest big city is Birmingham which is about 30 minutes away. It is the second largest city in the UK and has more canals than Venice!

In 2019 we had students from the following countries:

Italy, Spain, Colombia, Mexico, Turkey, China, Japan, Russia, France, Romania, Latvia, Indian, Israeli

Click on one of the squares to check out the sample programmes.


RugbyFootballSports HallSwimming PoolTennisTheatreTrain Station