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Independent schools in the North-East

Are you looking for an independent school in the North-East? Search here to find and compare private schools in Durham, Northumberland, Stockton-on-Tees and Tyne & Wear.

There are 28 private schools in the North-East, including day and  boarding schoolsboys' schoolsgirls' schoolsprep schools, senior schools and sixth forms. 

You will find these schools listed at the bottom of this page; you can use the filters to narrow your search, and find schools near you with our postcode search.

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These search results are from www.schoolsearch.co.uk, the online guide to independent schools in the UK, in partnership with John Catt's Which School? guidebook, first published in 1924, and John Catt's Preparatory Schools. We hope you find the perfect school for your child!

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Argyle House School

19/20 Thornhill Park,
Tunstall Road,
Sunderland,
SR2 7LA,
Tyne & Wear

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Barnard Castle Preparatory School

Westwick Road,
Barnard Castle,
DL12 8UW,
Durham

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Barnard Castle Senior School

Barnard Castle,
DL12 8UN,
Durham

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Bow, Durham School

South Road,
Durham,
DH1 3LS

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Dame Allan Junior School

Hunters Road,
Spital Tongues,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE2 4NG,
Tyne & Wear

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Dame Allan's Boys' School

Fowberry Crescent,
Fenham,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE4 9YJ,
Tyne & Wear

Boys, Day, Senior.

Dame Allan's Girls' School

Fowberry Crescent,
Fenham,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE4 9YJ,
Tyne & Wear

Girls, Day, Senior.

Dame Allan's Sixth Form

Fowberry Crescent,
Fenham,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE4 9YJ,
Tyne & Wear

Co-educational, Day, Sixth Form.

Durham High School for Girls

Farewell Hall,
Durham,
DH1 3TB

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Durham School

Durham City,
DH1 4SZ,
Durham

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Gateshead Jewish Boarding School

10 Rydal Street,
Gateshead,
NE8 1HG,
Tyne & Wear

Boys, Day, Senior.

Gateshead Jewish High School for Girls

6 Gladstone Terrace,
Gateshead,
NE8 4DY,
Tyne & Wear

Girls, Day, Senior.

Gateshead Jewish Primary School

18-20 Gladstone Terrace,
Gateshead,
NE8 4EA,
Tyne & Wear

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Haydon Bridge High School

North Bank,
Haydon Bridge,
Hexham,
NE47 6LR,
Northumberland

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Longridge Towers School

Longridge Towers,
Berwick-upon-Tweed,
TD15 2XH,
Northumberland

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Mowden Hall School

Newton,
Stocksfield,
NE43 7TP,
Northumberland

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Newcastle High School for Girls GDST

Tankerville Terrace,
Jesmond,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE2 3BA,
Tyne & Wear

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Newcastle Preparatory School

6 Eslington Road,
Jesmond,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE2 4RH,
Tyne & Wear

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Newcastle School for Boys

30 West Avenue,
Gosforth,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE3 4ES,
Tyne & Wear

Boys, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Polam Hall School

Grange Road,
Darlington,
DL1 5PA,
Durham

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Red House School

36 The Green,
Norton,
Stockton-on-Tees,
TS20 1DX

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Royal Grammar School

Eskdale Terrace,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE2 4DX,
Tyne & Wear

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Teesside High School

The Avenue,
Eaglescliffe,
Stockton-on-Tees,
TS16 9AT

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The Chorister School

The College,
Durham,
DH1 3EL

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

The Independent Grammar School: Durham

Claypath,
Durham,
DH1 1RH

Co-educational, .

Westfield School

Oakfield Road,
Gosforth,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE3 4HS,
Tyne & Wear

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Yarm Preparatory School

Grammar School Lane,
Yarm,
TS15 9ES,
Stockton-on-Tees

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Yarm School

The Friarage,
Yarm,
TS15 9EJ,
Stockton-on-Tees

Co-educational, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.