The RGS is an inclusive school, though the governors are aware that not everyone is able to afford the school fees. The RGS Bursaries Campaign raises money through a separate charity, the Royal Grammar School Educational Trust (registered charity no. 508285) to provide the main source of funding for 82 means-tested bursaries. In order to fulfil the commitments that we have made to our bursary holders, up to £700,000 needs to be raised every year.
Could you help disadvantaged children from across the North East with their education? We welcome donations of all sizes to fund our means-tested bursaries. By donating £12,168, you'd be supporting a bursary-funded child for one full year of their education.
“I attended the RGS from 2006-2008 for Sixth Form, having previously gone to a local high school. After leaving RGS, I studied Music at Worcester College, Oxford and I now work as a professional organist and choir conductor, as well as working towards a Masters degree at the Royal College of Music.
"I am incredibly grateful for my experiences at RGS and often think that without the teaching I received there, I may not have got into Oxford - where not only did I learn a lot, but I also met my lovely husband!
"Of course, academic standards were high at RGS, but I learnt so much alongside my A levels. The school were unfailingly kind and understanding in supporting me, for example, in providing extra funds to allow me to take part in school trips, so I was able to see Shakespeare plays and travel abroad on choir tours.
"I grew in self-confidence as I was given the opportunity to take part in music and sports that I enjoyed, and took on responsibilities as a prefect. I'm sure volunteering in the RGS Junior School and my experience as a Year 7 prefect influenced my later career, where I now enjoy working with children in choirs and music lessons.
"I also made great friends as, for the first time, I felt like I fitted in to the school community. Overall, it is not an exaggeration to say that the two years I spent at the school changed my life, and I will always be grateful to those who support the RGS Bursaries Campaign and have made all of this possible.
Katy Silverman (nee McDermott), 2006-2008, former bursary holder
For further information about making a gift to the RGS Bursaries Campaign, please contact:
Royal Grammar School,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
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For more information about applying for a bursary, please click here