Newcastle upon Tyne Royal Grammar School (RGS) is a leading independent day school for boys and girls aged 7 -18 years. It is a thriving place, with over 1300 students, including more than 250 in the Junior School, which shares the same site as the Senior School. Our Sixth Form is one of the largest in the independent sector with more than 340 students.
Ensuring our students at RGS are happy and thriving is absolutely paramount to us, and a central thread to all that we do here. Yes, we aim to inspire our students academically and feed their imaginations and curiosity, but without them feeling happy, safe, and supported, life as a young person can be even more of a challenging time than ever. Arguably this makes it hard for them to attain their potential and develop into balanced and well-rounded young adults.
We understand that all of our students are unique and different, and we strive to treat them as individuals, aiming to tailor our care to meet their needs. We have a range of formal and informal pastoral systems operating side by side in our community, there to support the child and the wider family when required.
We are committed to promoting positive wellbeing, social and emotional skills, self-esteem and mental health to everyone in our community. Health and wellbeing are at the heart of what we do and, to show our commitment to this, we are currently working towards the Wellbeing Award for Schools (WAS) to ensure our continued desire to improve our practises across the whole school community.
This involves working towards the following objectives: