Royal Grammar School


    Giving the gift of education - the Bursary Campaign 

    Could you help disadvantaged children from across the North East with their education? We welcome donations of all sizes to fund our means-tested bursaries. By donating £13,164, you'd be supporting a bursary-funded child for one full year of their education.

    You can donate through one-off gifts, standing orders, grants from charitable trusts and foundations, company donations and legacies. Download a legacy notification form if you wish to leave an amount in your will. Your company may also be able to gift match your donations, please enquire to find out more. If you would like to donate regularly, please download and complete a pledge form to set up a standing order.

    You can also donate directly online at the bottom of this page.

    If you currently live in the USA and would like information about tax-effective giving, or for any other queries please contact


    Celebrating our heritage - Cathedral Pew Campaign

    You've done it! 

    Thanks to your generous donations, we've already managed to crowd fund the £2,000 needed for the cost of the pew, its transportation to RGS and the cost of a plaque.

    As a result of this, we will no longer be taking donations for this particular campaign. 

    Huge thank you to everyone who donated, we can't wait to see the pew in its new home. 


    In addition to our ongoing Bursary Campaign, we are launching a one-off ‘Cathedral Pew Campaign’ which we would be grateful if parents and Old Novocastrians will consider supporting. 

    Parents will know that the Royal Grammar School Newcastle dates back to 1525, when Thomas Horsley left his will to establish the City's Grammar School.

    Our very first site almost 500 years ago was in Newcastle Cathedral, long before we occupied Eskdale Terrace.

    We recently heard that Newcastle Cathedral is removing their beautiful pews, and we thought it would be an excellent opportunity to celebrate our longstanding connection by bringing one of their pews to RGS. Imagine how many Old Novocastrians will have sat on the pews (which originate back to c1880)? Imagine how wonderful it would be for current and future students to be able to see the pew in today's school, along with a plaque explaining the rich history. We have identified a space for one of the Cathedral's most magnificent, carved pews, in a central part of the school (outside the new Art Department), which we hope will be a place for any student to sit and reflect on our amazing heritage.

    We are looking to crowd fund £2,000 for the cost of the pew, its transportation to RGS and the cost of a plaque. We would be so grateful for any support towards this goal and donations can be made below.

    Please note "Cathedral Pew Campaign" in the comment box, when you make your donation.  Any donor giving above £100 may be listed on the donors' plaque to be installed next to the pew, please confirm in the comments box if you wish to be listed.  If you have any queries, please contact

    Thank you for your support.