Overview

Newcastle-under-Lyme School is the leading independent day school in Staffordshire, England.

The School has a long and celebrated history having served the region for over four hundred years. It is the product of an amalgamation between the old Newcastle High School (formed 1874) and the Orme Girls' School (formed 1876). Today, the School consists of the Nursery, the Junior School, the Senior School and the Sixth Form. The School is renowned for its high academic achievement and diverse array of co-curricular activities on offer for boys and girls aged 3-18.
 
The beautiful Victorian school buildings you see now were built in the 1870s. Today the School enjoys an elegant suburban setting on a 30 acre site. The setting is open and attractive with tree lined paths and well-tended gardens. The traditional and modern school buildings blend seamlessly and, like these buildings, the education children receive here fuses the best from the past and present. The School playing fields and pitches are readily accessible and cleverly integrated into the site. The School is easily reached from the surrounding areas and is close to the centre of Newcastle-under-Lyme.
 
We are an academic school with an excellent track record in public examinations. Beyond that academic focus, co-curricular participation is embedded in the lives of all our pupils. We compete at a competitive level in regional and national independent school sports events. We produce a regular programme of performing arts, including drama, music and dance. We debate on the national and international youth circuits and we have a very broad selection of clubs, societies and outdoor pursuits, including our Navy, Army and AirForce CCF contingents, D of E and Scouts.