Royal Grammar School (Newcastle) A GSG School
- Royal Grammar School (Newcastle)
Newcastle upon Tyne
- Head: Dr. B Trafford
- T 01912 815711
- F 01912 120392
- E admissions@rgs…wcastle.sch.uk
- W www.rgs.newcastle.sch.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 7 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Pupils: 1322
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £10,251 - £12,168 pa
- Open days: Saturday 19 November, Information evenings: Tuesday 8 November and Monday 14 November
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Apparently there is ‘aspiration in the water here’ or so we are told. Long-standing habits of excellence across the board mean that RGS has long been, and probably always will be, seriously over-subscribed, ‘there’s comfort in its history,’ say parents....
What the school says...
Main co-ed entry points are at ages 7, 9, 11 and sixth form. Entrance examinations consist of: Age 11: English, Maths & VR followed by an interview. At 16 students are assessed individually (usually subject to exam results at GCSE).
Ages 7 and 9: in class assessment - a series of activities and academic exercises (usually an English, Maths and PE task). ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Excellent performance by Girls taking Chemistry at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
2016 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Boys taking Art & Design (Fine Art) at an English Independent School (GCSE Full Course)
- Best performance by Girls taking French at an English Independent School (Edexcel Certificates)
All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.
Performing arts specialist school
Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.
What The Good Schools Guide saysApparently there is ‘aspiration in the water here’ or so we are told. Long-standing habits of excellence across the board mean that RGS has long been, and probably always will be, seriously over-subscribed, ‘there’s comfort in its history,’ say parents. [the part about the review is 2-years old. Have removed. Would be good to include a point about it being a co-ed school here].
Since 2008, Dr Bernard Trafford MA PhD (50s); former chair of HMC; previously head of Wolverhampton Grammar School. Married to Katherine, two adult daughters. Educated at Downside and St Edmund Hall, Oxford, he is a warm, hugely affable and highly capable man. The ultimate time-shifter and a great role model for all, fitting more into a busy today than many of us manage in a week. Music plays a large part in...
Special Education Needs
The Director of Student Progress, Learning and Support oversees arrangements for co-ordinating and monitoring SEND provision throughout the school, working closely with the Pastoral Director and heads of year in the senior school and with the Head of Learning Support in the junior school. Together they have general responsibility for monitoring the progress of students with SEND and maintaining communication with their teachers.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia||Y|
|English as an additional language (EAL)||Y|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment||Y|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty||Y|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability||Y|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty||Y|
|PD - Physical Disability||Y|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty||Y|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health||Y|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment||Y|
Careers intervention used by this School
|EDT||Routes into STEM with EDT|