List of Independent Schools in Tyne and Wear

There are a range of independent schools in Tyne and Wear covering mixed schools, schools for boys and schools for girls.

Below you’ll find a list of those schools that we have included which have entry into year 7 (11 Plus entry).

Tyne and Wear Independent Schools accepting entry into year seven

Dame Allan’s Senior Schools

Dame Allan’s Senior Schools is a mixed school that operates the diamond structure.

Dame Allan’s Senior Schools- 775 pupils.

“Dame Allan’s Schools were founded in 1705 by Dame Eleanor Allan to provide a ‘proper education’ for boys and girls in Newcastle. Now, over three hundred years later, the school draw strength from this heritage. They are extremely proud to provide an excellent education for all pupils and to prepare them for the challenges of life ahead.”

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Newcastle High School for Girls

Newcastle High School for Girls is an all girls school.

Newcastle High School for Girls- 823 pupils.

“Situated in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle High School for Girls is one of the country’s leading day schools for girls aged 3 – 18. Newcastle High is committed to using its strong traditions of academic excellence and sound moral values to offer the girls of today the opportunity to grow into the strong independent women of tomorrow.”

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Newcastle School for Boys

Newcastle School for Boys is an all boys school.

Newcastle School for Boys- 394 pupils.

“The aim at Newcastle School for Boys is to develop happy, confident, well-rounded and reliable young men, academically and socially prepared for a life of fulfillment in the 21st Century. Excellent teaching combined with an ethos that believes in knowing each boy as an individual, to create an environment where the highest possible academic standards are achieved.”

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Royal Grammar School

Royal Grammar School is a mixed school.

Royal Grammar School- 1316 pupils.

“Selective Co-educational Day School from 7-18 (all on the same site) close to the city centre with good road and rail links – metro station outside the main entrance.”

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Westfield School

Westfield School is an all girls school.

Westfield School- 219 pupils.

“Westfield provides a first class all round education for girls aged 3-18 in 2 separate houses on a fine 6 acre site in the heart of Gosforth. Great emphasis is placed on academic excellence, with each girl achieving to the very best of her ability. The atmosphere is warm, caring and happy, with emphasis on small teaching groups, enabling every girl to receive close individual attention.”

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Preparing for entry into an Independent School

We have developed a section on how to prepare for Independent school exams and how to prepare for Independent School interviews so do please feel free to use these resources if you would like to.

If you are thinking of trying for an Independent School scholarship or bursary then please see our information page on that topic.

Equally, many independent schools publish past papers and we have past papers and sample papers which are useful for preparation in all the core areas:

Free sample 11 Plus English practice and past papers

Free sample 11 Plus Maths practice and past papers

Free sample 11 Plus Verbal Reasoning practice and past papers

Free sample 11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning practice and past papers