Senior School Information

Three girls laughing while conduction a science experiment

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. 

News & Events

Talented RGS twins wow judges at top singing competition in America

17-year-old twins came second place in a prestigious international song writing competition out of over 20,000 other entries. Hannah and Grace Stobart, who are collectively known as Twayn, came second in the Liverpool International Song Writing competition, the ‘Road to Nashville’, which was held in Nashville, Tennessee, (at the end of last) month.

RGS CCF selected out of 600 units nationally

Our contingent were given the honour to represent the 45,000 cadets and 3,500 staff who make up the Combined Cadet Force at the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, on Sunday 13th November 2022.  

Remembrance Day 2022: Remembering Jimmy

On Friday 11th November we are marking Remembrance Day in school with a special assembly. 283 Old Novos lost their lives over the course of the First and Second World Wars, and their names are carved into the boards of our Memorial Organ.

RGS teacher wins prestigious Institute of Physics award

Tom Williams from the RGS has been awarded a highly coveted ‘Teacher of Physics Award’ from the Institute of Physics (IOP), in recognition of his inspirational physics teaching. He is the first teacher in the North East to win the award in the last decade.

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