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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

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...

May 2017


NPS Coffee Morning

Tuesday 23rd May 10.00-11.00am

Apr 2017


Anna's Wensleydale Wander

On Saturday 8th April I took part in the 23 mile Wenslydale Wander. My Mum, my brothers and I completed it in a time of 6 hours and 45 minutes, which ...

Apr 2017



On Tuesday night the children in Year 5 performed songs from Aladdin. With singing, dancing, and some impressive magic tricks to boot, it was hard to ...

Apr 2017


Luke's Mini Concert

This week we were treated to a mini concert by one of our Year 4 children. Luke performed on both the violin and piano, playing very challenging piece...

Apr 2017


That History Bloke

On Friday 31st March, Year 6 had a wonderful morning with Richard (also known as That History Bloke!) investigating home life in Britain during World ...

Mar 2017


Year 6 Art

This week we have been using clay to create 3D versions of our Chinese dragon masks. To make our dragons we created our very own pinch pots joining th...

Mar 2017


Red Nose and Funny Faces

Children and staff were pleased to support Comic Relief on Friday last week, raising over nine hundred pounds for the brilliant cause.

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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IAPS - Excellence in Education - Independent Association of Prep Schools