Rugby School

private school in Rugby, Warwickshire, England

Rugby School is an English independent boarding school for pupils aged 13–18 in Rugby, Warwickshire. It was founded in 1567 as a free grammar school for local boys. It is one of the oldest independent schools in Britain.[1]

  • Boarder fees per term: 12,266 (GBP)[2]
  • Day pupil fees per term: 7,696 (GBP)[2]

The game of rugby football was invented at the school. The legend of William Webb Ellis and the origin of the game is commemorated by a plaque. The story that Webb Ellis was the first to pick up a football and run with it is a myth.


  1. "Gabbitas". Archived from the original on 9 February 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Rugby School Guide: Reviews Rankings, Fees and More". Britannia StudyLink Malaysia: UK Study Expert. 2020-07-22. Retrieved 2020-10-20.