Rugby School to open sister institution in Japan

The Warwickshire school becomes the first British independent to open a sister facility in the country, and follows the opening of Rugby School Thailand in 2017

Terms have been signed for Rugby School to open a sister institution in Tokyo.

Rugby headmaster, Peter Green, travelled to the city last week to make the announcement.

Rugby School Japan will be an authentic interpretation of Rugby School England,” said Green, “sharing Rugby’s aims and ethos, but within – and mindful of – the cultural context of Japan.”


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The new facility will have the space to educate 750 boys and girls, either as day students or boarders, and is slated to open in autumn 2022.

Rugby becomes the first British independent school to open a sister school in Japan, and follows the opening of Rugby School Thailand in 2017.

“Everything we do at Rugby School is about encouraging the children in our care to develop into whole people, into well-rounded adults,” added Green, “so I am very proud that our partners in Japan have chosen the Rugby School model.”

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