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Welcome to Newcastle Prep School

Situated in Jesmond, Newcastle Preparatory School is the only independent preparatory school in the Tyneside area which specialises in the education of children from 3 - 11 years of age.

We provide a warm, caring environment in which children experience success, both academic and extra-curricular, whilst growing in confidence and self-esteem. We ensure that NPS children receive the best start in life enabling them to thrive in Senior School and beyond.

For those who do not know NPS we hope this site will give you a brief glimpse of life at our school. However, no website can convey a true impression and we would love to welcome you on a visit when you can meet our fantastic children and staff with our Head Teacher Margaret Coates.

Regulatory and Compliance Inspection report 

Our recent Regulatory and Compliance Inspection was another success with NPS meeting every standard and therefore being fully compliant - find out more here.

More about life at NPS

Children at NPS are confident, eager learners because they are nurtured and encouraged to succeed in every way.

Mrs Coates, Head Teacher

Latest News

Feb 2018


Budding Artists

Isha and Arav really enjoy art and we are very proud of their wonderful paintings.

Jan 2018


Swimming Medals

At the Club Championships held at Tynemouth pool in December 2017, I won three golds (50 front crawl, 50m butterfly and 100m IM) and two silvers (50 b...

Jan 2018


Cookery Club

This week in cookery club Wednesday 17th January 2018 we made chocolate truffles in the sports hall kitchen

Jan 2018



This week our Year 3 STEM club enjoyed investigating unusual places where plants might grow. We went on a walk around our local community and took pho...

Jan 2018


NPS Supporting Charities

Christmas Jumper Day & NPS Carol Service

Jan 2018


Spring Term 2018

School begins on Tuesday 9th January 2018.

Dec 2017


Christmas at NPS

Excitement levels have gradually risen over recent weeks as Christmas fever arrives at NPS. The build up to the Christmas holiday is a lovely time to ...

Dec 2017


The Lambton Worm

Year 6 went to The Customs House in South Shields to watch the original and exciting stage production of The Lambton Worm. Year 6 were amazed by the f...

Dec 2017


Year 3 Victorian Christmas

Year 3 had a wonderful day celebrating a Victorian Christmas to end our Victorian topic. We learned all about the Victorian Christmas traditions which...

Nov 2017


5C Success

At the weekend, Jasper travelled to Colby, near Peterborough , to the Junior Inter-League Final, a national swimming final. In his individual 50 m fro...

Inspection Report

Our recent Regulatory and Compliance Inspection was another success with NPS meeting every standard and therefore being fully compliant .

Read our 2017 inspection report (pdf document) from the Independent Schools Inspectorate.

NPS Life

NPS Life

Working to encourage pupils to reach their potential

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Our facilities give pupils an invaluable advantage

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IAPS - Excellence in Education - Independent Association of Prep Schools