Schools and academies in Newcastle

Children at school

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School closure announcements

Schools are responsible for keeping parents and guardians informed of closures due to severe weather or other unexpected events. Some schools use their own social media channels, SMS updates or the school website to keep parents and guardians informed. Contact your school directly to find out.

Nursery provision

There are six nursery schools in Newcastle:

Ashfield Nursery School
Atkinson Road Nursery School
Cruddas Park Early Years Centre
Monkchester Road Nursery School
Newburn Manor Nursery School
Walkergate Early Years Centre

We also have five community day nurseries run by the local authority.

The first and primary schools with nursery classes are marked below. You can also search for schools with nursery classes using the school finder.

For a comprehensive list of all childcare including private, voluntary and independent provision, see www.newcastlesupportdirectory.org.uk

Please note there is a joint proposal by the LA and the governing body of Broadway East First School to increase the number of pupil places at the school from 225 to 450 and to relocate the school to a new building on a new site in Newcastle Great Park in September 2020. More information can be found on the school website

First and primary schools

Name of school                                                                           School Type                      Age range              Is there a nursery class?  
Archbishop Runcie CE (VA) First School Voluntary aided 3-9 yes
Archibald First School Foundation 3-9 yes
Atkinson Road Academy Academy 4-11 no
Beech Hill Primary School Academy 3-11 yes
Benton Park Primary School  Foundation 3-11 yes
Bridgewater Primary School Foundation 3-11 yes
Broadway East First School Foundation 4-9 no
Broadwood Primary School  Foundation 3-11 yes
Brunton First School Foundation 4-9 no
Byker Primary School Community 3-11 yes
Canning Street Primary School Foundation 3-11 yes
Central Walker CE Primary School Academy 3-11 yes
Cheviot Primary School Academy 3-11 yes
Chillingham Road Primary School Foundation 3-11 yes
Christ Church CE Primary Voluntary aided 3-11 yes
Cragside Primary School Foundation 4-11 no
Dinnington First School  Foundation 3-9 yes
English Martyrs RC Primary School  Voluntary aided 3-11 yes
Excelsior Academy Academy 3-18 yes
Farne Primary School Academy 3-11 yes
Gosforth Park First School Foundation 3-9 yes
Grange First School Foundation 3-9 yes
Hawthorn Primary School Foundation 4-11 no
Hilton Primary Academy  Academy 3-11 yes
Hotspur Primary School Foundation 3-11 yes
Kenton Bar Primary School  Academy 3-11 yes
Kingston Park Primary School Academy 3-11 yes
Knoplaw Primary School Foundation 4-11 no
Lemington Riverside Primary School Foundation 3-11 yes
Milecastle Primary School Foundation 4-11 no
Moorside Primary School  Community 3-11 yes
Mountfield Primary School Academy 3-11 yes
Newburn Manor Primary School Foundation 4-11 no
North Fawdon Primary School  Academy 3-11 yes
Our Lady & St Anne's RC Primary School Voluntary aided 3-11 yes
Ravenswood Primary School Foundation 3-11 yes
Regent Farm First School  Foundation 3-9 yes
Sacred Heart RC Primary School Voluntary aided 4-11 no
Simonside Community Primary School  Foundation 3-11 yes
South Gosforth First School Foundation 4-9 no
St. Alban's RC Primary School  Voluntary aided 3-11 yes
St. Bede's RC Primary School Voluntary aided 4-11 no
St. Catherine's Catholic Primary School Voluntary aided 3-11 yes
St. Charles' RC Primary School  Voluntary aided 3-11 yes
St. Cuthbert's Catholic Primary School (Kenton)  Voluntary aided 3-11 yes
St. Cuthbert's RC Primary School (Walbottle) Voluntary aided 4-11 no
St. George's RC Primary School Voluntary aided 4-11 no
St. John Vianney RC Primary School Voluntary aided 3-11 yes
St. John's Primary School  Foundation 3-11 yes
St. Joseph's RC Primary School Voluntary aided 3-11 yes
St. Lawrence's RC Primary School Voluntary aided 3-11 yes
St. Mark's RC Primary School Voluntary aided 3-11 yes
St. Michael's RC Primary School Academy 3-11 yes
St. Oswald's Catholic Primary School Voluntary aided 3-11 yes
St. Paul's CE Primary School Voluntary aided 3-11 yes
St. Teresa's Catholic Primary School Voluntary aided 4-11 no
St. Vincent's RC Primary School Voluntary aided 4-11 no
Stocksfield Avenue Primary School Academy 3-11 yes
Thomas Walling Primary School Academy 3-11 yes
Throckley Primary School Foundation 3-11 yes
Tyneview Primary School Academy 3-11 yes
Walbottle Village Primary School Academy 3-11 yes
Walkergate Primary School Academy 4-11 no
Waverley Primary School Foundation 3-11 yes
Welbeck Academy Academy 3-11 yes
West Denton Primary School  Foundation 3-11 yes
West Jesmond Primary School Foundation 4-11 no
West Newcastle Academy Free school 4-11 no
West Walker Primary School  Academy 3-11 yes
Westerhope Primary School Foundation 3-11 yes
Westgate Hill Primary School Academy 3-11 yes
Wingrove Primary School Foundation 3-11 yes
Wyndham Primary School Academy 3-11 yes

Middle, secondary and high schools

Name of school                                                           School Type                 Age range          
Benfield School Academy 11-18
Discovery School Free school 14-18
Excelsior Academy Academy 4-18
Gosforth Academy Academy 13-18
Gosforth Central Middle School Foundation 9-13
Gosforth East Middle School Foundation 9-13
Gosforth Junior High Academy Academy 9-13
Heaton Manor School Foundation 11-18
Kenton School Academy 11-18
Sacred Heart Catholic High School Academy (Girls) 11-18
St. Cuthberts's Catholic High School Academy (Boys) 11-18
St. Mary's Catholic School Academy 11-18
Studio West Studio 11-18
Walker Technology College Foundation 11-18
Walbottle Campus Community School 11-18

Special schools

Bridges School - Education in Hospital
Hadrian School
Linhope Pupil Referral Unit
Sir Charles Parsons School 
Thomas Bewick School
Trinity School

Independent schools in Newcastle

Information about Independent schools can be found here.

Adult education providers

Gosforth Academy
Heaton Centre
Westgate College

Neighbouring local authorities

Information about schools in neighbouring authorities can be found on their individual websites:

Page last updated: 
9 October 2017
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