Welcome to the Old Novocastrians' Association (ONA).
The ONA is here to help you stay in touch with old friends, keep you up-to-date with news about Old Novos and the school, and to help organise reunions.
As a former student or teacher of the RGS you are automatically a member of the ONA. This membership is free of charge. We will send you the ONA Magazine twice a year, and information about events such as annual dinners and reunions.
It is very easy to become a member. All you need to do is click on the 'Register your Details' above, and we will add you to our mailing list. Current members are welcome to update their details, be it change of home or business details, new email address, or a career or education change. We are always keen to hear what ONs are up to, so please keep in touch with your news.
Have you lost touch with former classmates? Do you wonder what they are up to? If so, we can help to find them, and put you back in touch. Just click on the 'Find a Friend', and send us as much information as possible.
All ONs are welcome to visit the school and have a look around. Please send us a line or phone us to let us know when you are planning to visit, so that we can make any necessary arrangements.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch. We very much look forward to hearing from you.
We would like to thank those of you who have invested in the Royal Grammar School’s future. Your support is transforming the lives of current pupils and those of generations to come.
Philanthropy supports a wide array of projects at the RGS, including the prevision of bursaries. We want to ensure that talented students from a range of backgrounds have the opportunity to fulfil their potential at the school. The Royal Grammar School Educational Trust (registered charity no. 508285) provides the main source of funding for around 70 means-tested bursaries. In order to fulfil the commitments that we have made to our bursary holders, up to £880,000 needs to be raised every year. It is our intention to double the amount of bursary places we hold, and expand the RGS’s positive impact within the region.
We would like to invite ONs back into the heart of our community. Whether you would like to donate to the campaign, become a more active member of the ONA, offer you support through careers advice, or are looking to attend one of our RGS/ONA events, or plan your own, please do let us know. We would love to hear from you and hope to have the opportunity to show you around the school. We are so proud of our students, our community, and our ONs.
Further details on the impact of our bursary campaign, ONA and RGS news can be found in our Old Novocastrians Association Magazine.
Without your support all this would not be possible.
All Old Novos are welcome to visit the school and have a look around. Please send us an email or phone us on 0191 212 8909 to let us know when you are planning to visit, so that we can make any necessary arrangements. We'd love to see you again!