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Two and three tier school system

Two-tier system

The two-tier system operates in the areas of North Shields, Longbenton, Seaton Burn, Killingworth and Wallsend.

Two-tier system schools
School type Number of schools
Primary schools (ages 5-11) 48
High schools (ages 11-16) 9

The Primary schools consist of 16 Community Schools, 9 Roman Catholic Schools, 3 Church of England Schools, 18 Learning Trust Schools and 2 Academies. The High schools consist of 1 Roman Catholic Academy and 8 Learning Trust Schools.

Three-tier system

The three-tier system operates in the areas of Monkseaton and Whitley Bay.

Three-tier system schools
School type Number of schools
First schools (ages 5-9) 8
Middle schools (ages 9-13) 4
 
High schools (ages 13-16) 2

The First schools consist of 2 Learning Trust First schools and 6 Community First schools. The Middle schools consist of 4 Learning Trust Middle Schools. The High schools consist of 2 Learning Trust High schools.

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