139 Y11 students at RGS opened their GCSE results’ envelopes to find that this cohort has achieved record breaking results.
Senior School Information
Welcome to the Senior School section of the RGS website.
On this page you will find information you need including term dates, how to report an absence, photos, news and more.
Our largest ever A-Level cohort of 187 students has surpassed the results from comparable pre-pandemic years despite Ofqual returning 2023 grades boundaries to align with 2019 results.
As Newcastle's oldest school we've been working with 105 local state schools, reaching 10,000 of their students, raising aspiration and educational attainment across the region through innovative academic support.
Fast becoming Jesmond's social event of the summer, the RGS Garden Party welcomed over 300 guests to dine and dance the night away all in aid of the RGS Bursary Campaign.
RGS celebrates one hundred years of our magnificent main hall Memorial Organ, which continues to be at heart of the school with much significance to our community.
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