A boy’s education doesn’t stop when they leave the classroom. A significant amount of the personal development of a young man occurs through his participation in the wider life of the School.

Whatever a boys’ interests, there is something on offer to him at Newcastle School for Boys and our extensive co-curricular programme gives each boy the opportunity to find their passion in an activity they may otherwise not have experienced. Running before and after school as well as during lunchtime, every boy is encouraged to take part in the School’s co-curricular programme.

Sport is a strong feature at Newcastle School for Boys, with a programme that is both inclusive and high-achieving. Each boy is given the opportunity to represent their School, allowing them to experience and enjoy the camaraderie, pride and healthy competitive spirit it generates.

Many of our school teams perform to a very high standard at both a regional and national level, often outperforming counterparts from larger schools. We continue to build strong relationships with some of the region’s top clubs: Newcastle Falcons, Newcastle United and South Northumberland Cricket Club, to enable boys to access the best facilities, coaching and inspiration.

There is a sport or activity for everybody and it’s our role to help each boy find theirs, be it rugby or table tennis, football or judo, cricket or fencing, the opportunity is here for them at Newcastle School for Boys.

The School also hosts the highly popular and nationally recognised Duke of Edinburgh award scheme. Widely regarded by both UK and international universities and employers, boys who take part in the scheme not only benefit from the skills and team-building developed from the programme, but also find it a strong supporting feature of their future university and job applications.

For boys with a passion for performing arts, we provide a range of opportunities, from individual music tuition to our speech and drama clubs. We host annual choral and orchestra days for local schools with our own concerts and performances a strong feature throughout the school year.

Boys wishing to further their education outside of lessons are also given a number of opportunities to gain new life skills within our co-curricular programme. Whether it’s finding their future career in our film-making and coding clubs, or pursuing their passion in debating or Mandarin, each boy will leave Newcastle School for Boys with experiences that will support them throughout their future years.

The full senior co-curricular timetable can be viewed here.


Co-curricular programme to meet all boys’ interests whether sporting, the arts, music or academic.

My son has been given the opportunity to play sport for the school teams, an opportunity I don’t think he would have been given elsewhere.