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Ruthin School

Mold Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom LL15 1EE

Age Range & Fees

Age Range11 to 18
Annual Day Fees£10500 to £13500
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees£0 to £0
Annual Full Boarding Fees£31500 to £31500

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
118Full Board116

Number of Staff

Full-time: 44
Part-time: 4

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Grades A* - C or 9 – 5

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
Head Photo

Mr T J Belfield MA (Cantab)

Ruthin School is a successful and prosperous co-educational day and boarding School, with circa 200 pupils. The School is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, on the edge of a market town, in an area that is a safe and secure environment. The development of self confidence and maturity in students is regarded as being as important as academic achievement.

The School has a 100% record of all students wishing to gain a University place achieving that goal, many studying Science and Business. Class sizes are small, with a team of enthusiastic staff dedicated to ensuring that every student achieves their full potential.

In 2012 the School was ranked 18 in the Times, and is currently ranked 8 out of all co-educational boarding schools (

The School has an open policy on students entering examinations, and broadly has a non-selective intake.

The School has active drama and music departments with choirs, school orchestra and several drama productions per year.

Students from overseas have had a number of notable successes in recent years. Academic results have been above average for the school, with admissions to universities including Cambridge, Oxford, Manchester, Imperial, Bath, Dundee, Nottingham, York, and Liverpool.

Recent results of the IELTS examinations have been particularly good with 100% of sixth form overseas students achieving level 6 or higher. Many students achieve level 7.5 or above. Overseas students have also gained considerably from the extra curricular programme, being members of the team winning the Welsh climbing championships.
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    What we offer

    • Business studies
    • Economics
    • ICT
    • Chinese
    • English as foreign/2nd language
    • French
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Athletics
    • Badminton
    • Basketball
    • Cricket
    • Cross-country
    • Fencing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Hockey
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts
    • Netball
    • Rounders
    • Rugby
    • Swimming
    • Table tennis
    • Tennis
    • Adventure training
    • Canoeing
    • Cycling
    • Dance
    • Drama productions
    • Duke of Edinburgh Award
    • Language club
    • Public speaking/Debating
    • Sailing
    • Shooting
    • Yoga
    • Band/Orchestra
    • Brass
    • Choir
    • Guitar
    • Keyboard
    • Organ
    • Singing
    • Strings
    • After school club
    • Before school/Breakfast club
    • Experience of expatriates' children
    • Experience of gifted children
    • Experience of international students
    • Experience of services' children
    • Particular diets
    • Rail/Airport services
    • School bus service
    • Dyslexia
    • MLD
    • Aspergers

    Method of Entry

    • Entry test or exam
    • Interview
    • Report from previous school
    • Assessment
    • GCSE results
    • Please apply to school
    • Trial day at school

    Scholarships & Bursaries

    • Clergy/Ministers
    • Academic
    • Siblings
    • Music
    • Financial need
    • Senior school entry
    • Boarding
    • Other scholarships
    • 6th Form

    Accreditations and Affliations:

    • AGBIS
    • BSA
    • ISBA
    • SHMIS

    Religious Affliations:

    • Non-denominational

    Teaching Languages:

    • English
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