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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 Ms Coleman.

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.

Ms Coleman, Head Teacher

Latest News

Feb 2019



Year 2 STEM club were very proud to achieve their CREST SuperStar awards in January. They worked very hard throughout the Autumn term on eight differe...

Feb 2019


Dino Day

Reception and Year 6 had a fantastic morning on Dino Day. Our Year 6 helpers were brilliant with the younger children and supported them in fossil mak...

Feb 2019


Arts Award

Now that exam time is over, Year 6 children have begun their Arts Award. Visiting from the Customs House, Elizabeth (who runs the award with us) expla...

Feb 2019


Singing in the Rain

To finish off our 1920s History topic, Year 6 were able to watch the classic musical Singing in the Rain. The purpose of this was to help the children...

Jan 2019


Round the Twist

After working incredibly hard for their exams, Year 6 enjoyed a treat to Round the Twist soft play.

Jan 2019


Year 6

In order to help us understand the role of subordinating and coordinating conjunctions in sentences, Year 6 each took on the role of different word cl...

Jan 2019


Budding Chocolatiers in Year 4

Not ground breaking news, but we can confirm that YEAR 4 LOVE CHOCOLATE factory visits!

Jan 2019


Premier League Trophy comes to NPS

On Thursday 10th January we were very excited to have the Premier League Trophy visit our school. The whole school enjoyed an assembly from the trophy...

Dec 2018


Knitting Club

Ms Page and her team of knitters have been busy getting into the spirit of Christmas. Just as we thought their poppies could not be beaten they have p...

Nov 2018


Rugby Festival

On Thursday 22nd November the boys in Year 4 attended a rugby festival at Durham School. The weather was awful, their hands were numb but we were not ...

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

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Our facilities give pupils an invaluable advantage

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IAPS - Excellence in Education - Independent Association of Prep Schools Learning Outside the classroom Bronze Award