Newcastle-under-Lyme School is an independent day school in the town of Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire, England. It is the product of an amalgamation between the old Newcastle High School (formed 1874) and the Orme Girls' School (formed 1876). Today, the School consists of a Nursery, a Preparatory department, the Senior School and the Sixth Form. The Sixth Form particularly is known for its high achievement at 'A' level. We take both boys and girls from 3-18.
We are a member the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC), an association of the head teachers of the leading day and boarding independent schools in the United Kingdom. Membership of the HMC is often considered as what defines a school as a public school in England or Wales, placing us amongst the more prestigious private schools.
We are consistently at the top of the league table in Staffordshire for GCSE results. In terms of A-level results we are one of the top performing schools in England and the top performer across South Cheshire, Shropshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.