Past events

Below are details of past events, please visit here for current events for which we are taking bookings or see the school calendar for a complete list of all forthcoming events.

Recent Leavers' Networking Event

Tuesday 5th July 2022

Calling the RGS Classes of 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017. Are you missing RGS? We miss you very much and we’d really like to invite you back to school! On Tuesday 5th July we’re holding a very special reunion event, with an opportunity for our current Lower Sixth Form to hear your wise counsel. 

RGS Summer Garden Party - SOLD OUT

Saturday 2nd July 2022

We are delighted that after two years of absence the (long awaited!) RGS Summer Garden Party is returning on the evening of RGS Day (bookable here).  This is a relaxed night of celebration for RGS parents, current and former staff and Old Novos.  There will be drinks served on the Rugby Pitch in the early evening sun, with acoustic performances by students.  In the marquee middle Eastern sharing platters will be served, the RGS Ceilidh band will make its debut followed by music from our resident DJ Mr James Miller.  There will be various fun and fundraising for the RGS Bursary Campaign, and a cash/card bar, we promise an evening of joy and friendship. 


Saturday 2nd July 2022

For current RGS students, their parents/guardians and extended family.


Wednesday 29th June & Friday 1st July 2022

RGS Drama presents Skylight, by David Hare, which first premiered 20 years ago, is about both the state of the heart and the state of the nation.

Kyra (Hannah Stobart) used to work for, and sleep with, Tom (Joe Wright), a successful restaurateur. But when his wife discovered the affair, Kyra left and they haven't seen each other since.

RGS Sports Awards

Thursday 30th June 2022

We are delighted to be able to host the RGS Sports Awards event to celebrate the success of our students and teams this academic year.

Battle of the Bands

Tuesday 5th July 2022

School bands from all over the North East perform to a professional panel of judges in the hope of winning the coveted title of Band of the Year.

RGS Junior School Production - Matilda Jr

Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd June 2022

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, Matilda The Musical is a captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life.  

Friends of RGS Summer Walk to Hadrian's Wall

Saturday 11th June 2022

'Walking  the Wall'
The Friends of RGS is an independently run group made up of current and former parents, Old Novos and wider friends, with all new walkers warmly welcomed.

The group aims to arrange three walks per year, with at least two options on the day to suit, to a location in Northumberland, North Yorkshire, Durham or The Lake District.

The Summer's Walk is Hadrian's Wall 1900th Anniversary Walk: The Sill via Vindolanda, Housesteads and Sycamore Gap Hadrian's Wall Circular Walk.

Senior School House Dance

Thursday 9th June 2022

The competition, which is fiercely contested between the four school Houses, includes performances from a wide spectrum, all reflecting the diversity of the dance that is enjoyed at the RGS.