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If you’re searching for a new-build home in Newcastle, your buying decision won’t just be based on ricks and mortar, but also on the quality of amenities provided close by. When you have a family, one of the most important considerations is likely to be the standard of local schools. There are some excellent schools in Newcastle and the surrounding area, both at primary and secondary level, where academic achievement scores well above the national average level.

Healthcare and local medical facilities are important for everyone, and Newcastle and the Tyne and Wear region boasts a good range of general and specialist hospitals.

Best Primary Schools in Newcastle1

Ranking

Name of School

Location and Postcode

KS1-2 CVA

1

West Walker Primary School

Walker, NE6

103.8

2

Byker Primary School

Byker, NE6

102.8

3

Wharrier Street Primary School

Walker, NE6

102.4

4=

Beech Hill Primary School

West Denton, NE5

101.9

4=

Mountfield Primary School

North Kenton, NE3

101.9

6

Atkinson Road Primary School

Benwell, NE4

101.8

7

Tyneview Primary School

Walker, NE6

101.6

8

St Bede’s RC Primary School

Denton Burn, NE15

101.5

9=

St Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary School

North Kenton, NE3

101.3

9=

St John Vianney RC Primary School

West Denton, NE5

101.3

9=

St Paul’s C of E Primary School

Grainger Park, NE4

101.3

1measured by KS1-2 Contextual Value Added Score i.e. the relative effectiveness of the school’s progress between Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, in 2009. National Average score = 100.0 Source: www.dcsf.gov.uk

Best Secondary Schools in Newcastle2

Ranking

Name of School

Location and Postcode

%age

1=

Central Newcastle High School

Jesmond, NE2

100

1=

Dame Allan’s Girls’ School

Fenham, NE4

100

1=

Royal Grammar School

Jesmond, NE2

100

4=

Dame Allan’s Boys’ School

Fenham, NE4

99

4=

Newcastle-upon-Tyne Church High School

Jesmond, NE2

99

6=

Newcastle School For Boys

South Gosforth, NE3

95

6=

St Mary’s Catholic Comprehensive School

Longbenton, NE7

95

8

Sacred Heart High School

Fenham, NE4

93

9

Westfield School

Gosforth, NE3

89

10

St Cuthbert’s High School

Benwell, NE15

83

2measured by published percentage of pupils achieving 5 or more GCSEs at grades A*-C, in 2009. Source: www.dcsf.gov.uk

Healthcare

Among the hospitals and healthcare centres serving Newcastle-upon-Tyne and its suburbs are:


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