Entrance Assessments

Before joining Newcastle School for Boys, each boy is given the opportunity to come into the School and sit our entrance assessment.

Whilst the assessments vary depending on the age of the boy, the majority of boys in Years 3 and above will sit papers in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning or a Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT). For boys entering into all year groups other than Years 3, 7, 9 and 12, they will be invited to join us for a trial day, giving them an experience of life at Newcastle School for Boys as well as the opportunity to sit their entrance assessments. For boys joining us for Year 3, 7, 9 and 12, their assessments take place at our entrance assessment days, which we run early in each spring term.

Our assessment day for September 2019  entry into Years 7, 9 and 12 has now passed. Should you still wish to apply for a place for these year groups, please contact admissions@newcastleschool.co.uk to arrange an alternative assessment, subject to availability of a place.

Boys who have sat for entry into Years 9 or 12 at our January assessment day will receive any offers of a place on Thursday 14th February. Offers for boys who have sat for entry into Year 7 will be issued on Friday 1st March.

Should you wish too arrange for your son to join us for a trial day, please contact our Marketing and Admissions Manager, Mrs Alex Kingsland on admissions@newcastleschool.co.uk  or call 0191 255 9303.

All places are given on a first-come-first-served basis so we advise contact at the earliest possible date to avoid disappointment.


Small class sizes of around 20

My son is extremely happy at NSB and skips into school every morning. He adores his teachers and is very proud of his school. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the school to other parents.