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Headmaster Awarded OBE


Reigate Grammar School’s Headmaster, Shaun Fenton, is awarded the OBE for Services to Education.

Over the weekend, it was announced that Reigate Grammar School’s Headmaster, Shaun Fenton, is awarded the OBE for Services to Education. This is a great honour for him and something for the whole Reigatian community to celebrate. Mr Fenton immediately pointed out that the award can only be a testament to the talented students, hardworking staff and supportive parents of RGS.

Mr Fenton’s career has seen him work in schools serving disadvantaged communities and he was also part of a local authority team that was sent in to help failing schools. He is the only person in the country to have been Headteacher of a state comprehensive school, a state grammar school, an academy and now a leading independent school. His last headship at Pate’s Grammar School in Cheltenham saw that school named school of the year; he has been a National Leader of Education, Chair of the Grammar Schools Heads’ Association, Chair of HMC and he is a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teachers.

At Reigate Grammar School, Shaun has led the schools to multiple awards; integrated Chinthurst into the family of schools; pushed hard to develop bursaries and local community partnerships; and had the vision to pioneer RGS’s international school’s programme that now sees the school with partners in China, Morocco and Vietnam. About his award, Mr Fenton said:

“The important thing is the positive experience of children in our care every day and the impact of our partnership work on the local community. It is a privilege to be a teacher. I will remember forever the moment I was able to share the news of my award with my children.”

This news follows hot on the heels of the announcement that Reigate Grammar School has been awarded the accolade of Best School in the UK from the school Oscars: The Tatler Schools Awards. It has been quite a week for Reigate Grammar School!

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