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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.

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

New Academic Year begins on Thursday 8th September 2016

We look forward to seeing you then.
Posted on 24/08/2016
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Latest News

Aug 2016


New Academic Year begins on Thursday 8th September 2016.

We look forward to seeing you then.

Jul 2016


Summer begins at NPS

After a brilliant academic year we wish all children and parents a very happy and relaxing summer holiday.

Jun 2016


A red, white and blue celebration!

NPS celebrated the very special Royal Birthday with 'street parties' in every classroom.

Jun 2016


A cake fit for a Queen

Year 5 pupil, Harry took his weekend homework one step further, when he was asked to design a cake to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday. He...

Jun 2016


Sports Afternoon

Year 3 and 4 Sports day was, yet again, another fantastic display of talent and teamwork on a beautifully sunny afternoon!

Jun 2016


North of England Childrens Cancer Research

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Childrens Cancer Run on Saturday 16th May 2016.

May 2016


Hall Hill Farm

First Steps Nursery had a fantastic day at Hall Hill Farm in Lanchester. Everyone enjoyed meeting all the animals, learning lots of new facts fro...

May 2016



Year three travelled back in time to meet Maximus, a centurion based on Hadrians Wall. We learned all about life in the Roman Army and even had the op...

May 2016


IAPS Fencing

Congratulations to Eve Aberdeen who came 3rd in the Independent Association of Prep Schools Fencing competition at the weekend. Well done, we are all ...

May 2016


Roman Army Museum & Vindolanda

Year Three travelled back in time to the Roman Fort of Vindolanda.

Inspection Report

From the youngest children onwards, pupils' achievements are excellent as are their attitudes to learning.

Read our inspection report (pdf document) from the Independent Schools Inspectorate who judged NPS to be excellent in every aspect of school life and this is the highest grading obtainable from ISI.

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