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About our Headmaster

An education at RGS Worcester is inclusive, challenging and academically stimulating. In the Senior School, we offer an outstanding education for boys and girls aged 11 – 18 years with an extensive range of opportunities both in their studies and in their co-curricular experience of school life.

Mr John Pitt, Headmaster

John was educated at Dulwich College and completed a BA (Hons) History Degree at Pembroke College, Cambridge and then a PGCE at the Institute of Education, Cambridge University. In 1997, he started his teaching career at Whitgift School as a History Teacher and became Head of Sixth Form at the age of 27 years. John then worked as a Deputy Head for 11 years, first as Academic Deputy at The Portsmouth Grammar School from 2003 and then as Senior Deputy Head at Whitgift School from 2007.

John was appointed Headmaster of The Royal Grammar School Worcester in 2014 and was then appointed Executive Head of The RGS Worcester Family of Schools in 2021. John was made an Honorary Fellow of the University of Worcester in 2022. He was appointed as a Trustee of Wycliffe College in Gloucestershire in 2023.

John is married to Anna, who is a prep school teacher and Head of Design Technology at RGS The Grange. They have three children: their eldest son is studying at University after attending RGS Worcester and their daughter and youngest son are both pupils at RGS. John particularly enjoys sailing as well as all team sports.  

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