In Physical Education and Games at Newcastle School for Boys, we hope to produce young men of excellent character by creating in boys a sense of enjoyment and purpose in undertaking physical activity and an understanding of its lifelong benefits.

We aim to provide a supportive sporting environment where every boy is challenged, whether his motivation is participation or elite performance. Boys are encouraged to develop an understanding of the principles and benefits of leadership, teamwork, fair play, integrity and good sportsmanship. This is achieved not only in lessons and competitive opportunities but also via our extensive touring programme which has recently included tours to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Isle of Man, Italy, Dubai, India and South Africa. We also aim to support the highest levels of individual academic progress and achievement for all boys by providing academic GCSE and A level Physical Education, as well as higher education and career advice in this field.

Boys are given the opportunity to participate and compete internally and externally in a range of sports including rugby, football, cricket, hockey, table tennis, badminton, tennis, squash, athletics, swimming, tennis and golf. We also aim to provide a range of co-curricular opportunities which take place before, during and after school. These include weightlifting, judo, fencing and taekwondo, to name a few. A key feature of PE and  Games at Newcastle School for Boys are our excellent links with local clubs. We regularly use the superb facilities at South Northumberland Cricket Club, Northern Rugby Club, Gosforth Lawn Tennis Club and the Newcastle Goals Soccer Centre. Also, in order to develop our regional and national sporting profile, we are committed to accessing a range of current professional players and coaches to work with our boys. We are incredibly proud of the relationship we have with our sport link professionals – Steve Harper (football), Marcus North (cricket) and Dave Walder (rugby) – and the benefit this brings our boys. You can read more about these partnerships here:

Link Sport Professionals 

We are proud of our growing sporting reputation and celebrate the successes of individuals and teams alike with a number of our boys playing for academy and national level sport, in a number of disciplines and having seen old boys go onto top-flight, professional sporting careers. Just some of our successes include having seven players invited to join the Newcastle Falcons Academy, becoming ESFA National Small Schools Under 11 Football Champions and our 1st XV being crowned Society of Heads National Rugby Champions.

For further details of any aspect of our sporting provision, please contact our Director of Sport, Lee Hogarth

We are also pleased to offer sporting scholarships to boys entering into Years 7, 9 and 12 who show exceptional sporting prowess. For more information on our sporting scholarships, please contact our Marketing and Admissions Manager, Miss Alex Kingsland at


Widely varied programme of national and international cultural trips and sporting tours

The sport is very good and that was the reason that we moved to NSB – I love the opportunity for all the boys and I think that the sports teachers are very good. I love their attitude with the boys