Partnerships and Community
At Newcastle School for Boys we take pride in our position in the community of Gosforth and the wider north east area. So much so that community is an integral feature in our Character Compass which runs throughout every pupil’s character education during their time with us.
As a school, we have developed a number of partnerships with other local organisations who we are proud access our facilities, including the Newcastle Mandarin School on a Saturday, Christ Church Newcastle on a Sunday and Gosforth Lawn Tennis Club over the winter months to host their training sessions. We also work with Ladybird who run a popular holiday club at the School and the Charlotte Gardiner Dance Academy who were able to expand their provision through the use of the school building.
Our boys also take great pleasure in going out into the community to volunteer their time. We host a very successful Duke of Edinburgh’s award scheme programme and, as part of this, many of our boys have taken on a number voluntary positions including helping at local residential home, Abbeyfield.
Our school choirs are particularly prevalent in the community, often performing to the public over the festive period or at charitable events such as fundraisers run by Maggie’s, Newcastle.
Maggie’s, Newcastle is also one of our Senior School charities; one of two charities chosen by our boys to fundraise for their work in supporting families affected by cancer in the region. As their other charity, the boys chose Doctor’s Without Boarders through their wish to do what they could to help provide medical care to those unable to access it, particularly in the wake of the recent refugee crisis.
As a school, we appreciate that our responsibility to our boys and the community goes beyond the teaching we deliver in the classroom. These are just some examples of how we work to support ongoing projects whilst we continuously look to widen these partnerships further.
Boys follow a character education programme to ensure the development of young men of excellent character
At NSB there is a deep understanding of the way boys learn and the curriculum, culture and methods allow the boys to be the best they can.