Rugby School is an English independent boarding school for pupils aged 13–18 in Rugby, Warwickshire. It was founded in 1567 as a free grammar school for local boys. It is one of the oldest independent schools in Britain.
The game of Rugby football was invented at the school. The legend of William Webb Ellis and the origin of the game is commemorated by a plaque. The story that Webb Ellis was the first to pick up a football and run with it is a myth.
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