Dame Allan's through the decades

The story of Dame Allan's Schools from 1705 to the present day...

Dame Allan’s Schools were founded in 1705 by local philanthropist Dame Eleanor Allan to provide a ‘proper’ education for 40 poor boys and 20 poor girls in the city parishes of St Nicholas and St John. As such, they are two of the oldest schools in Newcastle upon Tyne and the Girls’ School is believed to be the eighth oldest independent girls' school in the country.

From their early beginnings in the west of Newcastle, the Schools moved to College Street in the city centre in the 1880s. At this site, the Schools had one of the first physics laboratories in Newcastle. We are incredibly proud of this and honour our roots with a state-of-the-art design technology suite at our present site in Fowberry Crescent, Fenham.

As the school looks to the next major building developments, we have reflected on the buildings used since the Schools were founded. We have also included memories of the Schools and news of the Allanians, which we have divided into cohorts by decade.

Take a look!

2020-Present

2010-2019

2000-2009

1990-1999

1980-1989

1970-1979

1960-1969

1950-1959

1940-1949

1930-1939

1920-1929

1910-1919

1900-1909

Pre-1900

Do you have any questions?

Do you have any questions about Dame Allan's history? Feel free to contact us via email at development@dameallans.co.uk.

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Dame Allan's Schools
Fowberry Cres, Fenham
Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 9YJ

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Telephone
0191 275 1500

Email
development@dameallans.co.uk


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