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Frequently asked questions asked by parents looking for the best schools near Jesmond Hotel

How do I find out what schools are available around Byker? 
There are some frighteningly frank websites for you to choose from. The Government one is compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk. You simply enter your location, perhaps Byker, 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 www.schoolguide.co.uk. 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 Jesmond Hotel? 
If you just need to know your school catchment area try www.admissionsday.co.uk .If you are looking for exhaustive information on the schools as well go to www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk

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 NE2
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Byker

Brandling Village Preschool

The Dene's Centre, Castle Farm Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1PH, UK – 07746 092117

An excellent children's preschool. A happy learning environment. With lovely caring staff.

Ashfield Nursery School

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

Was a good nursery 30 years ago.

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 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!

The Co-operative Childcare

1 Neville St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5DP, UK – 0191 230 2466

Such an amazing nursery! Would recommend them very highly: Lovely friendly staff who can’t do enough to help you… There’s such a great atmosphere you can see why the same staff have stayed there years and years Delicious healthy food for the children each day :-) Always different and interesting toys and activities planned… probably why they got an OFSTED outstanding assessment! I also think it’s really helpful that they’re open longer hours than most nurseries: 7am-630pm My twin boys go there and they’ve always loved it… in fact even if we walk past on a non-nursery day they’re pointing at the door wanting to go in!

Childsplay Nursery

17 Claremont Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4AA, UK – 0191 232 6957


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

Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Byker

Independent Schools for Byker - 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

Gosforth Academy

Knightsbridge, Great N Rd, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 2JH, UK – 0191 285 1000

The new Japanese karate club is amazing- great instructor and good value lessons. Would highly recommend!

i like it alllot exspeshally inglish becos that ones gud 4 me

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.

Benfield School

Benfield Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 4NU, UK – 0191 265 6091

My dad went there and sprayed foam all over everyone ahaha

Independent Schools

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

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.

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for NE2 2AJ . 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!❤

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

Cragside Primary School

Cragside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7EL, UK – 0191 266 8389

One of the best primary schools in Newcastle. Friendly, open, creative and well run, in my and my kids' experience.

Long time since I attended, but was a great little school!

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 NE2 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.

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Dyslexia support centres
Click also to find: Education Agencies & Authorities, Schools - Independent & Preparatory
Special schools for Byker 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

Archibald First School

39 Archibald St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1EB, UK – 0191 285 1957

مدرسة ابتدائية

Hawthorn Primary School

Park Cl, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6SB, UK – 0191 273 4237

My dauhter went there is was the best school,the teacher are so good,the kids are well look after,very good enviroment .

My Old School, And i love it! -Sam Heath

Newcastle Bridges School

Cherrywood, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 4NW, UK – 0191 275 5111

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 Byker or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for NE2 - Language Tuition

Adult Education Centres for Byker 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 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

Heaton Community Centre

61 Trewhitt Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5DY, UK – 0191 276 6712

Awesome & warm community centre for nursery, baby / toddler activity groups at daytime & several martial arts in the evening / weekend. Been going to the karate for a year and a half + & my daughter to baby / toddler related things for a year +. Highly recommend to give this place a try

Cheap cheerful and friendly staff. They were happy to let us play boardgames for 8 hours.

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

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.

Academy International

28 Sandringham Ave, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8JX, UK – 0191 289 4962

Language Schools for Byker

Language schools for NE2. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Byker

Private Tuition for NE2
Click also to find: Language Schools, Translators & Interpreters

Private Tutors

A-Star Tuition

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

Home Private Tutoring Newcastle

47 Elsdon Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1HY, UK – 07963 222404

A-Star Tuition

110 Grey St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6JG, UK – 07941 611204