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Ruthin School can trace its origins back to 1284 when Edward I built a castle and with it a garrison chapel which was later assimilated by St Peter’s Church.

After the Reformation a former pupil, Gabriel Goodman, Dean of Westminster under Elizabeth I, refounded Ruthin School in 1574 as a centre of academic excellence in North Wales and it was granted a Royal Charter.

The School moved to its present site in the early 1890s and was honoured by a visit from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to mark its septcentenary in 1984.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the current Visitor.

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