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Prep school and nursery with traditional values and standards and a warm heart. Traditionally boys have greatly outnumbered girls (spoilt for choice in Newcastle) so consideration for gender differences in learning styles. The school charter states that everyone should feel happy and safe, have a right to learn, is important and can succeed. Result is a happy, caring community where children feel valued and value each other. Plethora of educational visits enrich classroom experiences. Annual end of year river cruise outing for…

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What the school says...

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 2002, Mrs Margaret Coates (50s), previously head of infants and juniors at Durham High, before that at RGS Newcastle. Studied English at Westminster College, Oxford. Warm, welcoming, articulate and astute with an obvious love of children. Is well known and knows pupils well; they are comfortable but respectful in her company, though little ones seem to make it ‘hug a head day’ every day.

Certainly not a helicopter head: believes in giving much responsibility to children for creation of their school world as a counter to potential over-protectiveness - though all within the tenets of the school charter.

Keen to keep teaching up to date, sets a pace for staff, expects all to keep up. ‘Stays steadfast when it matters’ – an iron fist in...

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