Two of our Upper Sixth students, Elizabeth A and Helen E, have progressed to the finals of one of the most prestigious competitions in the school debating calendar.
Senior School Information
Welcome to the Senior School section of the RGS website.
On this page you will find information you need as a parent, including term dates, how to report an absence, photos, news and more.
Seven RGS Lower Sixth students have been successful in their applications for an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship following an extensive application process.
Last term, RGS students from Year 6 right the way through to Upper Sixth participated in the annual Bebras Challenge, with four students achieving the best scores in Tyne and Wear.
Following the announcements made by the Education Secretary last week, here are our arrangements for the return of students physically to school this January
The Royal Grammar School (RGS), Newcastle has been named The Sunday Times North East Independent School of the Decade by Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide.
Reporting an Absence
If your son/daughter will be absent from school, please call 0191 281 5711 before 9am giving their name, form and reason for absence.
If they are to be absent for a second day or longer, please keep us informed by phoning the number above on each morning of the absence, or email
Medical or Dental appointments Year 7-11
If your son/daughter has a medical or dental appointment and will be absent for part of the school day, please let the Form Supervisor know by sending a note* or email giving dates and times.
If the arrival time at school will be after 8.45am, please make sure they have a note or copy of the email which must be shown when they sign in.
If the appointment is during the school day, a note or copy of the email must be shown when your son/daughter signs out at Reception.
Contact will be made with a parent if confirmation of an appointment has not been seen.
*note – this can be a letter or a note in the School Planner