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Girls

Given that Rugby School was founded in 1567 for boys, the addition of girls in 1976 is still a relatively new concept! The few girls brave enough to be the first almost 40 years ago, including our current Chair of Governors, Cindy Holmes, said their arrival was somewhat of a shock for all. But looking at the School now and how successful the addition of girls has been, it would be hard to imagine the School without such a strong female presence. Almost 50:50 boys and girls, including a highly popular, dedicated girls' sixth form House, Rugby has quite rightly become the leading co-educational boarding school in the country.