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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

Latest News

Nov 2017


Spotty Fever hits NPS

An outbreak of spots and smiles broke out at NPS to mark Children in Need 2017. As ever, we were pleased to support this brilliant cause and are thril...

Nov 2017


Netball Match

On Wednesday 8th November, Year 3 and 4 travelled to Mowden School for a netball fixture. Both teams demonstrated excellent skill, team work and enthu...

Nov 2017


Seven Stories

Year 6 had a wonderful morning visiting the Comic Book exhibition at Seven Stories. After a tour, we explored the exhibition space and found all sorts...

Oct 2017


Hockey Festival

Year 3 hockey players enjoyed participating in the 2017 hockey festival. The players practised their dribbling, passing and shooting skills in fun dr...

Oct 2017


Forest School

Year 3 have had a brilliant time exploring our new Forest School site. We have been learning how to use clove hitch knots and square lashing to make o...

Sep 2017


Read all about it

An inspirational start to the School Year with our amazing new Library. At NPS learning is irresistible so the adventure begins....

Aug 2017


Autumn Term 2017

School begins on Thursday 7th September 2017.

Jun 2017


Renew Uniform Sale

Tuesday 27th June 2017

May 2017


IAPS National Fencing Championships

Congratulations to Eve. National U9 girls foil champion in the IAPS Fencing Tournament. We are all very proud of Eve's outstanding success.

May 2017


Gardening at NPS

Year 1 are eagerly awaiting the growth of the sunflower seeds they planted during their visit to Wyevale Garden Centre, Gosforth Park. Staff at the g...

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

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IAPS - Excellence in Education - Independent Association of Prep Schools