Royal Grammar School


    The RGS is an inclusive school, though the governors are aware that not everyone is able to afford the school fees. The RGS Bursary Campaign raises money through a separate charity, the Royal Grammar School Educational Trust (registered charity no. 508285) to provide the main source of funding for around 70 means-tested bursaries. In order to fulfill the commitments that we have made to our bursary holders, up to £880,000 needs to be raised every year. 

    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.

    “I attended the RGS from 2006-2008 for Sixth Form, having previously gone to a local high school. After leaving RGS, I studied Music at Worcester College, Oxford and I now work as a professional organist and choir conductor, as well as working towards a Masters degree at the Royal College of Music.

    "I am incredibly grateful for my experiences at RGS and often think that without the teaching I received there, I may not have got into Oxford - where not only did I learn a lot, but I also met my lovely husband! 

    "Of course, academic standards were high at RGS, but I learnt so much alongside my A levels. The school were unfailingly kind and understanding in supporting me, for example, in providing extra funds to allow me to take part in school trips, so I was able to see Shakespeare plays and travel abroad on choir tours. 

    "I grew in self-confidence as I was given the opportunity to take part in music and sports that I enjoyed, and took on responsibilities as a prefect. I'm sure volunteering in the RGS Junior School and my experience as a Year 7 prefect influenced my later career, where I now enjoy working with children in choirs and music lessons. 

    "I also made great friends  as, for the first time, I felt like I fitted in to the school community. Overall, it is not an exaggeration to say that the two years I spent at the school changed my life, and I will always be grateful to those who support the RGS Bursaries Campaign and have made all of this possible.

    Katy Silverman (nee McDermott), 2006-2008, former bursary holder


    For further information about making a gift to the RGS Bursary Campaign, please contact:

    Jane Medcalf
    Postal Address

    Development Manager
    Royal Grammar School,
    Eskdale Terrace,
    Newcastle upon Tyne,
    NE2 4DX

    Donation Line & Telephone Number 0191 212 8909

    For more information about applying for a bursary, please click here.