We believe this means providing young minds with an excellent, stimulating academic education and offering them opportunities to build confidence and develop responsibility in a safe, welcoming and happy environment.
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. Local schools which offer scholarships are Dame Allan’s, Newcastle High School for Girls, Newcastle School for Boys, Durham School and Westfield. RGS does not award scholarships but does offer bursaries on the basis of financial need.
We have a strong history of children being offered scholarships upon entry into Year 7 for sport, music, art and academic achievement.
Last year, a superb 6 scholarships were awarded for music, sport and academic merit.
In our area, we are fortunate in the number, variety and quality of Senior Schools, all of which have an entry point at Year 7. 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 thanks to specialist and experienced teaching. 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.
In 2022, 47 independent secondary school places were offered to our cohort of 21 children.
RGS continues to be a popular choice, with the majority of pupils continuing their education there and 70% of those offered places accepting them.
Our pupils achieved an incredible 100% success rate at Dame Allan's.
All children who sat for NHSG or NSB were offered places, with over 29% of the year group taking up these places.
Places have been offered in prestigious schools outside of Newcastle, including Durham School, Bootham (York), Withington Girls’ School and St Mary’s, Ascot (ranked 8th in the country by the Sunday Times, 2019).
Well done Year 6!