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 11 to 18 with a linked junior school
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Pupils: 1040
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £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
- Linked schools: Royal Grammar School Junior School (Newcastle)
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 heavy glossy magazine that is the annual review at RGS goes bold this year – En Pointe! – complete with ballet dancers in tutus: a shocker of a headline to those who think this is still an all boys’ establishment.
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
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