Supporting Christian homeschooling families in the Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead and Durham area

Admissions

Serving the Christian Family

The primary responsibility for the training and educating of children in the fear and instruction of God has been entrusted to their parents (Ephesians 6:4; Deuteronomy 6:4-7). This is both a great privilege and a daunting responsibility. All teaching at Newcastle Christian School aims to assist parents in this role. The part-time nature of the school week allows a significant amount of time for parents to work at home with their children, either on the suggested home assignments, or on their own educational activities. NCS parents are home-educators.

This is why Newcastle Christian School requires that parents who wish their children to attend the school should be members in good standing of one of the churches represented at the Newcastle Reformed and Evangelical Ministers’ Fraternal. Amongst the churches represented, there is variety in style of worship, baptismal practice and confessional basis (Westminster Confession, 1689 Baptist Confession and 39 Articles, to give some examples). However, the significant commonality between these churches should mean that Newcastle Christian School and the parents enrolling their children there are united in their theology and aims.

Finances

The school is funded by fees and private donations from individuals and trusts. Tuition fees for 2017-2018 will be £2500 per child, with a family discount of £500 for a second child and £1000 for further children. Parents may apply for means-testing: £500 or £1000 per child deducted from fees for a family earning less than £20,000 or £15,000 respectively; an additional £500 or £1000 per child would be requested of families earning more than £50,000 or £60,000 respectively. A limited number of significant bursaries are available for children of ministers. A modest materials fee of £50 is also charged. A deposit of £500, subtracted from the cost of fees, will be required to reserve a child’s place.

As pupil numbers are not yet large enough for the school to support itself, the donations of generous supporters play a crucial role. Any financial help is appreciated, however small, and can be sent to The NCS Board, The Firs, 1a Front Street, Whickham, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE16 4HL.

Procedure

Applications are invited from parents who are members in good standing of one of the churches represented in the North East Reformed and Evangelical Ministers’ Fraternal.

Application forms are available on request by using the contact form below. Prospective parents will be interviewed by the Board.

"NCS provides a warm and supportive framework that encourages not only academic progress but also moral and spiritual development. NCS is helping our boys develop strong roots that we pray will serve them well throughout their lives."

Richard Dyter, parent

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