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Frequently asked questions asked by parents looking for the best schools near Business Opportunity North East

How do I find out what schools are available around Newcastle Upon Tyne? 
There are some frighteningly frank websites for you to choose from. The Government one is You simply enter your location, perhaps Newcastle Upon Tyne, or another location and select primary schools or secondary schools. All the information parents need all there in percentages!

You could also try the paid for websites like This one is quite cheap and you can pay monthly.

This is of course just the very first stage in selecting a school. You will to need see the videos on this page before even thinking of visiting the shortlist of schools on your list.

How do I find the state school catchment area in or around Business Opportunity North East? 
If you just need to know your school catchment area try .If you are looking for exhaustive information on the schools as well go to

How do I find out how good a school is?
You will absolutely have to visit the school. However, do look at the video below. For armed is to be fore warned!

Nursery Schools

What's the difference between nursery and preschool? 
Preschools usually work around a formal curriculum and trained teachers - making them a little more expensive! Nursery schools are usually a more relaxed learning environment and more flexible enrolment terms. They are also cheaper and vary greatly.

What age is a preschooler? Ages up to 4 is considered preschooler with toddlers are 1 - 3 year old bracket. Basically 4-year-old are not 'toddling' around any more and so are no longer toddlers!

What does preschool mean? A preschool, or nursery school, is a pre-primary school, or play school for early childhood education. Preschool is for children before they begin compulsory education at primary school. 

Is Pre K considered preschool? Pre K schools are pre-kindergartens.

This page should help you answer these school finding questions!


Local Area Creches and Day Nurseries for NE1
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Newcastle Upon Tyne

Ashfield Nursery School

97-101 Elswick Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6JR, UK – 0191 273 5587

Was a good nursery 30 years ago.

Saltwell Park Montessori Nursery School Ltd

The Den, Westfield Terrace, Gateshead NE8 4LD, UK – 0191 477 1097

Brilliant nursery, lovely kind and caring staff. Ran amazingly and lots of fun Montessori activities. My daughter loves this nursery, couldn't fault it feels so homely.

Jewish education establishment with very restricted access to the facility. No off street parking.

Monkchester Road Nursery School

Monkchester Rd, Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 2LJ, UK – 0191 265 4579

My daughter loved this nursery and I had lots of support

After School Care

St.chad's Community Project

21 Liddell Terrace, Gateshead NE8 1YN, UK – 0191 490 1032


Bensham Grove Day Care Centre

Sidney Grove, Gateshead NE8 2XD, UK – 0191 477 4323

Good Day centre located within the area known as the Bensham Settlement. Restricted off street parking available and limited parking within the care centre grounds. Good Public transport connections to Gateshead and Newcastle as well as Whickham and Consett.

St Gabriel's Children's Day Nursery

301 Chillingham Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5AW, UK – 0191 276 5909

Brilliant nursery son loves going great friendly staff excellent progress in sons development.

Caring staff, a safe and nurturing environment. Really brought our two on -youngest still wants to go back!

Choosing a school around Newcastle Upon Tyne. This is an Australian video but has some really good Tips!

Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Newcastle Upon Tyne

Independent Schools for Newcastle Upon Tyne - private preparatory and senior schools. Prep schools age 8 yrs to 11yrs or 13 yrs. Senior schools age 11yrs or 13 yrs to 18yrs. Some independent schools have a pre-prep department (age 3 to 8yrs) as well as prep and senior schools. Independent schools can be co-educational or single sex.

Secondary Schools

Newcastle High School for Girls Junior School

Chapman House,Sandyford Park, Sandyford Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1TA, UK – 0191 285 1956

Daughters love it, their second home they say! Outstanding facilities in both senior and junior. Totally recommend

Its a bit over priced but the facilities are great.

Dame Allan's Girls School

Fowberry Cres, Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 9YJ, UK – 0191 275 0608

Bad teaching. Good Partying

got expelled pua shan

Ateres High School

Willow Grove, Gateshead NE10 9PQ, UK – 0191 469 2969

The Jewish community have done a great job saving an unwanted school.

Good growing experience

Independent Schools

Westfield School

Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 4NH, UK – 0191 255 3980

A pretty good preparatory school with wheelchair accessible entrance

Amazing school with good work ethic

Newcastle High School for Girls

Tankerville Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 3BA, UK – 0191 281 1768

Amazing facilities, two outstanding school mixed to make an even better school. Recommend to all parents

Newcastle High School for Girls is an amazing independent school in the North East. It is a private, girls' school and is known for its outstanding results-history and pastoral system.

Royal Grammar School Newcastle

Eskdale Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4DX, UK – 0191 281 5711

The best school sports facilities I have ever seen very helpful staff

All of my sons went here or go here it has superb facilities and results and there attitude towards the children is 2nd to none

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for NE1 4LP . LEA primary schools age 4yrs (the year in which a child is 5) to 11yrs. Secondary schools age 11yrs to 16yrs or 18 yrs. Each school has a local catchment area.

Primary Schools

Wingrove Primary School

Hadrian Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 9HN, UK – 0191 273 5466

It’s wonderful my daughter has Learned incredible stuff and she is very upset to be leaving because she is in year 6

This was my primary school 8 years ago, i miss every single bit of it, it was full of adventure and great people to spend time with,Mr Sweet,Mr John we just called him John :D, Mr Bravey was the funniest,Mrs Ainsley. But i loved them all so much and i wish i could see them again or even contact them , i miss the Chay Chay Kolay song which we did on the african drums, the trips to the school garden with Mrs Rutter, the football,judo,basketball,swimming training i used to take. I just wish i had more time to spend there with all of this, i hope everyone is doing ok and i wish all the wingrove primary school staff the best!❤

Byker Primary School

Commercial Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 2AT, UK – 0191 265 6906

My cousin goes there and he loves it they won some kind of award for bieng one of the best schools in England

Well organised, hardworking teachers and positive performance. Well done to all at Byker Primary School.

Hotspur Primary School

144 Mowbray St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5PA, UK – 0191 276 2762

A great place to work

Both my kids go there and enjoy the schools curriculum

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. Ofsted reports directly to Parliament and is independent and impartial, inspecting and regulating services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

Click for the full database of OFSTED's inspection reports - check out schools in NE1 or anywhere in the country.
GetTheRightSchool was formed to offer a unique reference point on getting your child into the school of your choice. The web site covers all you need to about education choices with tips and a guide to the application process and issues that could impact your child's school day, from dealing with bullying, to money issues, to how to work out school catchment areas when they move schools.
Independent Schools Council Website - has a search facility: by county, school or postcode. The ISC brings together eight associations of independent schools, their heads, bursars and governors and represents over 1,200 independent schools in the UK and overseas.
Schools Web Directory - lists all UK local education authorities with a click-through to their websites. Each Local Authority has lists of its own schools and details of application procedures.
Contact details & Websites of 4,065 Schools in Ireland - search by map or county list
Lists more than 31,000 UK state and independent schools and colleges, including over 26,000 UK School, College and University Websites. Search for schools or search for educational establishments anywhere in the UK by geographical county, postcode, name or LEA.

BBC Live Educational News

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Dyslexia support centres
Click also to find: Education Agencies & Authorities, Schools - Independent & Preparatory
Special schools for Newcastle Upon Tyne for moderate to severe learning difficulties, ADHD, Autism, Physical impairment, complex health needs, communication difficulties, dyspraxia and other special needs.

Special Needs Schools around you

Eslington Primary School Hazel Road

Hazel Rd, Gateshead NE8 2EP, UK – 0191 433 4131

it is a Great school in my mind

The Millway Centre

Millway, Gateshead NE9 5PQ, UK – 0191 420 0606

Amazing school! So helpful! Enjoyed being here every day and loved everyone there too! Wish i could go back!

Brandling County Primary School

Mulberry St, Gateshead NE10 0JB, UK – 0191 433 4079


Website with facility to search for many different kinds of special needs schools and links to lots of support groups.  Find a special needs school near Newcastle Upon Tyne or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for NE1 - Language Tuition

Adult Education Centres for Newcastle Upon Tyne which may run evening or daytime language classes

Adult Education

Explore Lifelong Learning

4th floor, Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6RQ, UK – 0191 261 1633

Explore lifelong learning offers a great range of topics to delve into. everything from Art history to science and everything in between. Something for all. Excellent tutors willing to share their expert knowledge. All this and in such a central location! Wonderful!

They may be in the most ugly building in Newcastle, but the Explore life-long learning sessions are fantastic. Such a wide range of topics (arts, science, history, sociology, and more) and a welcoming atmosphere. The lecturers (regulars and guests) are all experts in their field and really engage with the audience in an interactive way.

Newcastle City Learning Centre

Westgate Community College, West Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 9LU, UK – 0191 277 3520

Its no longer a community college per se, More of an adult education centre.

Free parking, friendly staff, and they offer discounted courses for the unemployed, would definitely recommend!

Newcastle College

Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 7SA, UK – 0191 200 4000

Excellent service, fast feedback with guidance for possible improvements. really enjoyed my experience. and would recommend. ...

The best institute in the north east for higher education

Language Schools

Newcastle International School - NIS

Northumberland House, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ER, UK – 0191 435 1014

معهد ممتاز والصراحة ماقصرو ابدا مع اخواني الاثنين والمعاملة كانت طيبه

The Language Centre

3rd, 6 Old Eldon Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7JG, UK – 0191 447 4770

Great atmosphere and welcoming staff! All the classes are taught by native speakers which make a big difference and help to learn faster. Would recommend this school to anyone keen on learning a new language! :)

I never thought I would have so much fun while learning a new language. Great team and the tutors are lovely. I strongly recommend this school!

International House

7 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SG, UK – 0191 232 9551

Excellent language school with amazing teachers and helpful staff! I learned a lot while I was there. I definitely recommend it.

It was a great study experience at International House and in the City of Newcastle with people very kind as well. To exchange ideas with people from anywhere in the world it was amazing and helped me make friends very quickly as well as the Social Programme provided by the school, which was my best choice. Great structure organization order and discipline. I had the opportunity to practice and learn English with native language teachers who helped me all the time. They are absolutely fantastic and I'm very grateful to them. Sarah, Rebecca, Hellen, Sally, and all the others from PSP. As well as the staff with commitment too. Especially Devid who was always available with all information whenever I needed. The accommodation Newcastle 1 was perfect. A very comfortable place with great structure. I just want to say thank you to everyone for the support and assistance that I've had, even for a short time of just one month. Regina de Faria, Brazil.

Language Schools for Newcastle Upon Tyne

Language schools for NE1. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Newcastle Upon Tyne

Private Tuition for NE1
Click also to find: Language Schools, Translators & Interpreters

Private Tutors

Kip McGrath Gateshead East Tutoring Centre

6 Regent Terrace, Gateshead NE8 1LU, UK – 0191 338 9556

This is a centre ran by, and with, teachers who are professional, experienced, knowledgeable and who care about individual outcomes. Students are given such individualised attention and focus that they can do nothing else but make quick progress which is easily measurable and provable.

Teachers have been brilliant at Kip with my 10 year old Daughter, she was around 2 - 3 years behind with her reading and they have brought her up to were she should be in just 6 month's I am very happy with her progress.

A-Star Tuition

245 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6AE, UK – 07941 611204

Private Tutor

30 Napier St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1XJ, UK – 07886 514800

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