Newcastle Under Lyme School

An Excellent Education for Life – #WeAreNULS.

At Newcastle Under Lyme School, we provide an excellent education for young people - read on to find out more

We are Newcastle under Lyme School, an HMC independent School in North Staffordshire. We are rated Double Excellent by the Independent Schools Inspectorate, and we offer an outstanding education for children from 3 to 18 across our Nursery, Prep, Senior and Sixth Form divisions. We are positive, nurturing and successful.  In 2019 we were a Times Top 50 School. Our 2020 results are outstanding: at A Level 50% A* to A grades, at GCSE 75% grade 9 – 7. We are a family. Many pupils join our Nursery and stay with us until they are 18. In our Nursery children learn creatively and through play, forest school, music and art.

‘...pupils make strong progress over time. This includes pupils with SEND, those with EAL and the most able.’ ISI 2020

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We are committed to an Excellent education at Prep level. Our Prep children have access to specialist music, language and swimming lessons alongside a thorough curriculum delivered by our excellent teachers. Sport, drama and art are enjoyed by all of our Prep children so they learn to work together, to create and to succeed.

We are a school that believes in a holistic education leading to exciting careers. We guide many pupils to top professional careers in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Law, the Arts, Education, Engineering and more with support from specialist staff, societies and programmes.  

We are renowned in Rugby, Hockey, Netball and Cricket and more. We have successful Swimming, Dance and Athletics programmes. This year will see us add a state of the art £3.5 million Sports Hall and Gym facility to add to our existing Swimming Pool and Astroturf.

The school ‘fulfils its aim to give pupils excellent academic achievement and co-curricular activity, valuing participation and success.’ ISI 2020

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‘Throughout the age range, pupils have an excellent respect for their own and each other’s cultures and enjoy learning about the differences.’ ISI 2020

We are nurturing outstanding pupils in the Performing Arts in the Senior School. Our Musicians pursue individual lessons and we have two choirs, a wide range of ensembles and host many concerts and performances. We have guided pupils at top level and conservatoire study. In Drama, we stage three highly professional productions each year including musicals, contemporary drama and classical theatre.

We are a happy, inclusive and progressive school and welcome children from across the Midlands Region to our beautiful, 30 acre campus. We have 11 bus routes including Congleton, Nantwich, Leek and Uttoxeter with more being planned.

We are a school that looks forward and encourages our pupils to be the best they can be from the very first day of school. We will be hosting open event throughout the year, please join us to find out more.

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