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Prep schools in the North-East

Are you looking for a prep school in the North-East? Search here for independent preparatory schools in the North-East, including Durham, Northumberland, Stockton-on-Tees and Tyne & Wear.

You will find a list of all North-East preparatory schools at the bottom of this page. You can use the search filters below to choose day or boarding schools, girls' or boys' schools, or find the school nearest to you with our postcode search. 

Click on a school's name for more information. Prep schools with full profiles appear at the top of the listings in highlighted panels. Some schools provide links to their social media and you can also watch school videos.

Many prep schools are members of the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS), which is a good source of initial advice about preparatory education.

You can also read preparatory school news and feature articles in our editorial section. You may find the following articles particularly useful:

– What does a prep school education truly provide? by Mark Hartley, vice-chairman of IAPS.

– Why British prep schools continue to be at the forefront of education, by Tania Botting, vice-chairman of IAPS. 

– Choosing a prep school – the issues to consider and questions to ask, by Andrew Hunter, Headmaster of Merchiston Castle School.

You will also find more helpful articles on  choosing a schoolfinding the fees, and an explanation of exams and qualifications.

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!

If you have any further questions or enquiries about independent education or a particular independent school, please get in touch with us at enquiries@johncatt.com



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.

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.

Durham High School for Girls

Farewell Hall,
Durham,
DH1 3TB

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

Gateshead Jewish Primary School

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

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

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.

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.