Sixth Form

Two sixth form girls painting

At Sixth Form level, we take up to 50 new students (male and female) each year. There is no exam – we think that they have enough already!

For those wishing to join the Sixth Form we will set up an interview (this is formal but not an interrogation). The purpose of this is to find out more about the applicant and explore their interests and talents. We will also ask for a recent report and will request a reference from their current school, including forecast GCSE grades.

Interviews will be held from November 2020 through to January 2021.

There are no formal entrance requirements for entry to the RGS Sixth Form, based on information we request, we will be offering interview dates to prospective students who can demonstrate evidence that they are at an equivalent standard to grade 7-9 GCSE in subjects directly related to preferred A level options.



The Newcastle-based Reece Foundation is generously offering two fully- funded sixth form places at the Royal Grammar School from September 2021. Applications for places are invited from boys and girls in maintained secondary schools who will be completing their GCSEs in summer 2021. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a strong interest in, and aptitude for, engineering as a future career; will be predicted grades 7 - 9  in maths and science subjects at GCSE; and will be prepared to follow A levels in STEM subjects (Sciences, Technology, Mathematics) which will equip them for application to university engineering courses.

The Reece Foundation endowment will cover all school fees at the RGS: the only extras are school dinners, music lessons and extra-curricular trips etc. The school provides all books, exam entry fees and a host of extra-curricular activities within the school fee.

Offers of Reece Foundation Scholarships will be made after interview by the school at which candidates will be expected to demonstrate their commitment to a future in engineering. Reece Foundation Scholarships are not means-tested and we would encourage applications from anyone interested who fits the criteria set out above. However, should there be a large number of candidates doing well at interview, then family income may be taken into consideration.

For full details of how to apply and for Sixth Form courses at the RGS, please contact the Head of Admissions, Ali Perry –  Tel: 0191 2128968

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Our doors are always open for personal tours during normal school days.

To arrange a tour, please contact our Head of Admissions, Ali Perry, at or 0191 2128968