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.

Year 3 assessment day 2020

Friday 10th January

West Avenue, NE3 4ES

Year 7, 9 and 12 assessment day 2020

Saturday 11th January 2020 (some scholarship assessments may take place on Friday 10th January)

The Grove, NE3 1NH

The deadline for all applications for both of our assessment days is Friday 6th December

Boys wishing to apply for any other year group other than 3, 7, 9 or 12 may apply at any point in the school year, should a place be available for that year group. Rather than an assessment day, these boys will join us in school for a trial day, sitting the appropriate entrance assessment for his age and spending time in class with our current boys. Should you wish too arrange for your son to join us for a trial day, please contact our Director of Marketing and Admissions, 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.