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Achieving Success

At NPS we measure our success by providing our children with a start in life which enables them to thrive in their senior school and on into adulthood.

We believe this means providing them with an excellent academic education and offering them opportunities to build confidence and develop responsibility in a safe, welcoming and happy environment.

Scholarships

Since the first award was offered to an NPS child in 1897 (£50 to Durham School) our children have established a fine tradition of being offered scholarships. In the last 4 years 33 scholarships have been offered to our Year 6 children following their 11+ assessments. Local schools which offer scholarships are Kings, Dame Allans, Church High, Durham School and Westfield. RGS does not award scholarships but does offer bursaries on the basis of financial need.

11+ Destinations

In our area we are fortunate in the number, variety and quality of Senior Schools, all of which have an entry point at 11+. At NPS we pride ourselves on establishing the foundations which enable children to thrive at their next school. By the time our children reach the end of Year 6 they are ready to move on with confidence, having experienced the best in primary education and knowing that the school they are moving on to is the right one for them to attain their full potential.

All of our Year 6 pupils sit entrance examinations in the Spring Term of their final year with us. They are well prepared for these during their time here at NPS. During Years 5 and 6 parents are invited to discuss which schools would be right for their child with Ms Coleman and their children's teachers and usually decide to sit for two or three chosen schools.

 


NPS is a forward looking school which consequently never stands still. New resources, methods of teaching, learning opportunities, an ever increasing range of visits and activities are ways that NPS continues to provide the very best in primary education.

Ms Coleman, Head Teacher

Latest News

Nov 2019

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Bikeability Course

The weather was kind to Year 4 for a morning of cycling at NPS this morning. Children enjoyed undertaking a variety of cycling tasks, within our g...

Nov 2019

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Anti-Bullying Week at NPS

NPS children have fully engaged with the themes of friendship, kindness and respect this week. Though of course these attributes are never in short su...

Nov 2019

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NPS Model City

Over the last four days of half-term the whole school came together to create a marvellous city made from recycled materials. Each child created their...

Nov 2019

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The Golden Whisk Winner!

We are delighted to announce that our talented chef, Nicole Gibson, was recently awarded a Golden Whisk for the Northern Region. She was nominated for...

Oct 2019

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Castle Day

To celebrate the end of their castles topic, Year 2 enjoyed a medieval themed day. The children participated in lots of fun and exciting activities in...

Oct 2019

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Buddy trip to Raby Castle

Alongside their Year 5 buddies, Year 2 enjoyed a fabulous visit to Raby Castle. Each group, led by a Raby Castle expert, enjoyed exploring the various...

Oct 2019

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Year 2 visit Alnwick Castle

On Tuesday 8th October, to enhance their topic work further, Year 2 enjoyed an amazing trip to Alnwick Castle. Year 2 relished the opportunity to part...

Oct 2019

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Science Lessons at NPS

In Science, Year 5 have been learning about life cycles. They have been focusing on the life cycle of a butterfly, and have enjoyed seeing the caterpi...

Sep 2019

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Year 4 visit The Baltic

This week, in Art, we took an exciting trip to the BALTIC where we had the fantastic opportunity to see some of the North Easts most iconic buildings....

Sep 2019

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Tolent Artwork Exhibition

At NPS, we have all been fascinated to watch the development of a new residential building by Tolent, a locally based building and civil engineering c...

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.

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IAPS - Excellence in Education - Independent Association of Prep Schools Learning Outside the classroom Bronze Award