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A school with traditional values and standards and a warm heart. Firmly entrenched as first choice for parents wanting the city’s top independent senior schools, and successful with it. A refurbished library, opened by the author Anne Fine, sits at the centre of the school and promotes joy of reading throughout all year groups. Music (taught by ‘lovely teacher,’ according to parents) includes choirs but disappointingly no…

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Newcastle Preparatory School is a warm and welcoming place in which children are nurtured. Experts in primary education, all staff understand the needs of young children.

It is exciting to learn at NPS because the educational experience is up to date, ensuring that all children acquire important skills and knowledge to equip them for an ever changing and developing world. ...Read more

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Head teacher

Since 2018, Fiona Coleman BA PGCE, previously deputy head teacher, having originally joined 20 years ago and worked her way up through the ranks including as English co-ordinator and SENCo. ‘Newcastle is a city I fell in love with as soon as I arrived,’ she told us, adding that she is still ‘smitten by all that the region has to offer.’ Studied English and American studies at Keele; PGCE from Leicester, where she stayed working as an English teacher in inner city secondary schools until the sun-drenched Med beckoned and she had a year teaching English in Barcelona.

Slight, mild mannered and softly spoken, there’s something very soothing about being in her company – a good calming influence on the children and sounding board to parents, no doubt. ‘Makes...

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