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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

Oct 2016


Autumn Half Term

Enjoy a well earned holiday.

Oct 2016


A Ford Castle Adventure

Year 4 Residential October 2016

Oct 2016


Buddy Trip to Raby Castle

In their first outing of the school term. Years 2 and 5 joined forces to visit Raby Castle, home of Lord Barnard. Everyone enjoyed looking around t...

Sep 2016


Brainy Rounders 2016

NPS staff enjoyed an evening of rounders last night, taking part in a fundraising event at Falcons Rugby Club.

Sep 2016


First day back at NPS!

There was much excitement today as we welcomed back all of our pupils on our first day of term. The children all looked extremely smart in their new u...

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!

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