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Our son has attended NSB since the middle of year one and he is looking forward to starting year six tomorrow. Having had a rocky start at our local primary school, we had to move our son and were keen to have a school with good pastoral care and NSB provides this from day one. As well as enjoying and thriving academically, our son enjoys the sport especially rugby, cricket and table tennis, singing in the choir, group music lessons, individual guitar lessons and an afterschool African drumming class. He had to make a choice between extracurricular activities last term of cricket or Speech and drama " But what will happen to my poetry if I have to give up speech and drama club...I choose poetry" I think that his confidence to choose what he wants to do is an example of how NSB nurtures the boys creativity as well as their academic work. I recommend the school open mornings as they give a great insight into NSB.

Commented on 2nd Sep 2014

My son has attended NSB for the last 6 years and has loved every single day, as have we. NSB is marvellous; it's friendly, inclusive, accepting, nurturing and above all allows my son to be himself. Every day he is challenged both academically and physically. He loves the sports on offer and has flourished under the guidance and help of excellent teachers. All the staff are approachable and it really feels like an extended family. Academically he's pushed but without the constant pressure to succeed and fear of failure. Above all I have a very happy son who's thriving in an incredible school - I feel very lucky!

Commented on 23rd Jun 2014

Our son attends this school and we cannot praise it enough. The teaching staff are extremely knowledgeable and supportive of the boys and parents.They have the interests of the boys at the heart of everything they do. The mixture of academic and sporting activities brings out the best in our son and as he starts his GCSE years we are confident he will be supported to get the best academic results possible whilst being able to take part in numerous sporting activities which is extremely important to us. We would strongly recommend the school to any parent looking for a small friendly school for their sons.

Commented on 15th Jun 2014

We have two children in Newcastle School for Boys(one in the infants and one in the juniors). As well as making excellent academic progress, they also experience very good pastoral care. All the teachers are approachable and know the families well. The boys have lots of opprtunites to develop a variety of interests and take advantage of many trips and residentials.

Commented on 11th Jun 2014

Watching our son grow up with the guidance, care and attention of the staff in this school, I would undoubtably say it's the best choice we made and look forward to his adventure and achievements throughout the remainder of his school life. We as parents feel that not only is the academic experience excellent but also the extra curricular activities offered, the school trips, and the strong friendships formed. Newcastle school for boys is an exceptional school.

Commented on 11th Jun 2014

My son has been at Newcastle School for Boys in the Senior School for three years and - from day one - I have been delighted by the way in which the staff have worked together to fit around his educational and personal needs and strengths. The basis of this is small classes with individual attention, top notch pastoral care, and a dedicated staff. It is rare, nowadays, to find any organization that has a *real* personality (as contrasted with public relations hype or 'spin'), and where people are individuals instead of just clones; but this is NSB. NSB is the right size for a school - big enough to have everything needed, small enough that each boy (and each member of staff) has a niche and makes a difference. I find that visiting the school for any reason reinforces the impression that this is a happy and dynamic environment - the boys come across as confident, relaxed but energetic, engaged, and each different from the others. Some display real creative flair (which I have observed in music and drama evenings, for example), others are dedicated athletes, others gather into groups on the basis of various hobbies and pastimes and clubs, and nearly all seem like genuinely nice kids! I am very grateful that my son could attend Newcastle School for Boys - it is an exceptional environment.

Commented on 11th Jun 2014

Our son attends this school and has done for the last four years. The school has done a marvellous job in teaching him the some of the skills for life. With three more years to go I know the school will continue to do a great job. The Headmaster D Tickner is approachable, knowledgeable and has the boys welfare at heart. I want to convey how much my wife and I like this school and the achievements in sport, results and general care of the boys and our son. It is an excellent school and I commend it to you all.

Commented on 27th Nov 2013

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