Reigate Grammar School Morocco
Pictured above: Official Signing Ceremony at The Dorchester Hotel, London, 21 January 2020
L-R: Graham Gamble – HM British International School, Casablanca, Sean Davey – Managing Director RGS International, Shaun Fenton – HM RGS UK, UK Minister for International Trade, Conor Burns MP
Reigate Grammar School has become the first UK independent school to enter into a partnership with a school in Morocco. The themes of partnership, global village, international citizenship and cultural enrichment were important factors in this decision. The first school, British International School Casablanca (BISC), is already open in Casablanca with others to follow in Tangiers and Rabat. The schools are co-ed, follow the British curriculum (IGCSEs and A Levels) and cater for children from kindergarten to Sixth Form.
It takes a village to educate a child, and it takes a global community to educate an international citizen. This brings huge educational benefits such as pupil and teacher exchanges, enhanced cultural understanding, and the opportunity to embrace new ideas and methods in pedagogy and beyond. Our international partnerships in Asia and Africa are motivated by the values we place on friendship and open-mindedness: they help RGS to form bridges of understanding, not walls of ignorance and we feel strongly that we owe it to today’s students to prepare them for the world wide opportunities of the future.