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Rewards and Sanctions


The school aims to promote high standards of behaviour, self-discipline and learning through positive encouragement and reward.

In recognition of outstanding academic achievement and extra-curricular success, your teachers may award you the following:

R1 = High level of effort or achievement in a lesson, test or homework, or displaying an RMGS character trait. (2 points)

R2 = A significant achievement/effort/performance that a teacher feels merits more than a single R1. (10 points)

For example:

  • Excellent attainment or effort in project work (over multiple lessons or homeworks)
  • Sustained attendance at a school club for at least a term
  • Being awarded a special mention.

House Colours are awarded for outstanding achievement. They measure commitment, attitude and ability across a long period of time, and they are the highest House honour it is possible to receive. See following pages for the criteria.

R3 = Half Colour. (45 points)
R4 = Full Colour. (90 points)


  • At the midpoint of each term, the top 8 students from each year group will get a postcard home from the Head of Year and a place on the House achievement scoreboard.
  • At the end of each term, the top 8 students from each year group will be sent a congratulatory postcard from their Head of Year and will be entered into a prize draw with a chance to win one of two online vouchers: a £5 Amazon Voucher or a £10 book token (student chooses). The draw will be done at random using a computer programme.
  • Winners will receive their voucher via email and a letter from the Headteacher.
  • At the end of the year, the three students who have the highest number of reward points in each year group will receive a prize and pole position on the House score board.

House Colours

House Colours are organised into the four pillars of the House System, and each pillar has a different set of criteria. If you have achieved one of the criteria set out below since being at RMGS, you complete a House Colours form (available on the school website and from the staff room), get it signed by a member of staff, and then give the form to either Mr Smith or Mr Holeyman, providing any evidence if necessary. Your House Colour will then be presented to you at the next House Assembly.

Academic Colours

Half Colour

  • Students who complete the relevant department-specific half colour criteria.
  • Top three students in each year group who earn the highest number of points from R1s and R2s over a term.
  • Receive five nominations for special mentions (special mentions to be awarded for student effort).

Full Colour

  •  Students who complete the relevant department-specific full colour criteria.
  • Top three students in each year with the highest average grade in exams week.
  • Successfully complete a school mentoring programme, such as Franklin Scholars, as a mentor.


Students who fail to meet the required standard of behaviour should expect to receive a reprimand. Persistent and more serious misbehaviour will be dealt with using the following consequences depending on the nature of the incident. The consequences mirror the reward structure with the least serious incidents resolved with a C1, and the most serious a C4.

C1 = Individual teacher detention. (-1 point)
C2 = Departmental detention. (-5 points)
C3 = After school detention. (-20 points)
C3.5 = Shortened internal exclusion. (-25 points)
C4 = Saturday detention or internal/external exclusion. (-35 points)

All Rewards and Consequences are recorded, and their relative points contribute to the overall House Competition, and the winners of The House Shield.

  • Ofsted Outstanding
  • PTI 20
  • Gold Science Mark
  • The Prince's Teaching Institute 2019
  • Secondary Geography Quality Mark
  • Stem learning
  • unicef bronze
  • IQM Inclusive School Award
  • IQM Centre of Excellence Award