Dame Allan’s Schools were founded in 1705 by Dame Eleanor Allan to provide a ‘proper education’ for children in Newcastle; in doing so, she established one of the first independent girls’ schools in the country.
Now, over three hundred years later, we honour this heritage by building upon our traditions with a firm focus on the future to provide an excellent education for young people from all cultures and backgrounds within a supportive environment.
The Schools are unique in the city in following the diamond structure, an educational model which sees boys and girls educated together in the Junior School, separately between the ages of 11 and 16 and together again in the Sixth Form. This offers the benefits of single-sex education combined with the social and cultural merits of a co-educational environment. We are passionate about this structure and strongly believe it prepares our pupils for the challenges of life they may face once they leave our school community.