Entrance Assessments

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

Whilst the assessments vary depending on the age of the boy, the majority of boys in Years 3 and above will sit a computer based assessment which measures verbal ability, non-verbal ability and numerical ability, and a written English paper.

Boys joining us for Year 3, 7, 9 and 12 will sit their assessments at our entrance assessment days, which we run early in the spring term each year. The dates for those seeking entry in September 2022 are:

Junior School (Year 3) – Friday 28th January 2022

Senior School (Years 7, 9 and 12) – Saturday 29th January 2022

To attend the assessment, please complete our Application Form.

The deadline for applications is Friday 17th December 2021. Offers will be issued for Year 7 places on Tuesday 1st March 2021 and for Years 3, 9 and 12 on Friday 18th February 2021.

Boys wishing to apply for any 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 to arrange for your son to join us for a trial day, please contact our admissions office 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.