Engaging The Sharpest Minds

Issue 21

The Royal Grammar School is a special place, known and respected throughout the country as well as the North East, where aspirations are high, results are outstanding and the opportunities are endless.

Students go on to study highly selective courses at the most sought-after universities, but also leave realising that life outside the classroom has been equally beneficial.

Academic success is at the heart of what we do and we believe that a broad and wide-ranging curriculum that is challenging yet balanced in association with a comprehensive extra-curricular programme of activities, visits and events is key to happy and ultimately successful children.

All students at RGS, from the lowest age of seven through to the top end of the senior school at 18, are encouraged to get involved with a wide range of activities, regardless of previous experience. The possibilities are endless and the students are encouraged to make suggestions and introduce new opportunities.

Student wellbeing is high on the school’s agenda. Adopting a team around the child approach, we bring together a number of associated partners including; teachers, parents, counsellors and school nurses, to offer support to students so they can continue to thrive while at RGS. We do all that we can to ensure children feel happy, supported and valued in school, making sure our role goes far beyond the academic achievement of a student.

We are able to combine all of this on one site, based in the heart of Jesmond. The school has been in its present location since 1906 and has some fine Edwardian buildings, yet we continue to invest to ensure we have first class facilities with the latest technologies. Our sports facility opened its doors in September 2015 and has a 25m pool, free-weights gym, fitness studio and a second sports hall. This sits alongside an impressive Performing Arts Centre which features a 300-seater theatre, recording studio, dance studio, individual teaching rooms and a keyboard lab. Together with well-equipped classrooms throughout the senior and junior school, RGS continues to provide exceptional education to the 1300 plus students who come here.

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