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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

Jun 2018



Our under 9 cricket teams enjoyed a fabulous afternoon of cricket in Durham with 3 other local schools. In total we played 6 and won three. All the ga...

Jun 2018


Learning Outside the Classroom - Bronze Award

We were thrilled this week to achieve our Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Bronze award from the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOt...

May 2018


A Royal occasion..

Red, white and blue was the order of the day! With a wedding breakfast for Year 2 and the whole school street party style lunch of traditional fish an...

May 2018


Jaguar Primary School Challenge

VERY proud of our children yesterday with our Year 3 team taking 2nd place and our Year 6 team 3rd place in the regional finals of the Jaguar Primary...

May 2018


Healthy Eating

Year 6 had an enjoyable morning learning all about nutrition with our chef, Shaun, and a Nutritionist from Chartwells. After an assembly on eating a h...

Apr 2018



Year 3 STEM club were very proud to receive their CREST Super Star awards this week!

Apr 2018


NPS Allotment

We are excited to announce that our allotment plot has been transformed during the Easter holiday and is now ready for us to start planting. Our allot...

Mar 2018


Anderson Shelter and Victory Garden

Year 6 excelled themselves with their project homework this week. Ensuring full historical accuracy, they had to make a model Anderson Shelter and Vic...

Mar 2018


Sport Relief

Its a Long way to Tangier. Sport Relief was enjoyed by all the children and staff at NPS, raising over 680 for this worthy charity.

Mar 2018


Wartime Cookery

Using our knowledge of measures, today in Year 6 we used some wartime recipes to make meals using rations. We had to follow the recipe carefully and w...

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 Learning Outside the classroom Bronze Award