Newcastle upon Tyne and wider North East England is the perfect place for families to call home.

With coast and countryside on our doorstep, there is no shortage of ways to make happy family memories you’ll treasure for a lifetime. In fact, the city has been named as the 6th best city to bring up a family in the UK.

Whether you’re looking for day trip ideas or to check out our award-winning attractions such as Life Science Centre and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, or perhaps you want to find out more about the best schools in the area and childcare costs, you’re in the right place.

Read our blog, 'What is there to do for families in Newcastle' to discover a wealth of family-friendly attractions and activities.

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What are schools like in Newcastle and the North East?

Choosing the right school for your children is a big decision. After all, school days are the best days of our lives! Securing the best future for your kids is a top priority for any parent looking to relocate with their family.

There are lots of factors to consider when choosing a school in Newcastle or further afield, so it’s important that you have the facts and know where to look for the right information. Being able to compare overall performance and progression of schools across the region, is a helpful factor when considering schools in the North East. Check out the website which collates the latest data about school performance in the North East of England.

League tables can give an indication of a school’s ranking in an area, providing information about GCSE and A Level results, as well as the percentages of student achievements across a variety of indicators. The BBC website hosts data about both primary school and secondary school league tables, which can be filtered by local authority and area.

Want to find out about schools in a specific area of Newcastle upon Tyne, or another postcode in North East England? The online School Guide, as seen on BBC, mumsnet and The Sunday Times, is a comprehensive search tool which shows the nearest primary and secondary schools to a given location, giving you a better idea of the geography of each area. This is handy when looking at areas to live in the North East of England, as you can research primary and secondary schools in the areas such as Heaton, Jesmond, County Durham and further afield.


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