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North End Development (NED)

North End Development (NED)

Project Overview

Our new project is an important step in our plans to continue to build on the educational excellence provided by Dame Allan’s Schools as well the creation of facilities that can help us work more closely with our communities.

Work on the £8 million development will start in July 2021, and is expected to be completed in August 2022. This is the next major step in the development of the Schools, following the opening of the highly successful Junior School and Nursery in 2012. The new two storey building, complete with a living wall, will see facilities for the art department, with three art classrooms, a print room for etching and screen printing and an exhibition space for pupils to be able to showcase some of their work with some events being open to the public.

In addition there will be three physics laboratories, a new suite of offices for the Bursary, as well as additional classrooms, changing rooms for the gym and a dedicated sixth form space for DT.

This exciting development will provide a much-needed increase in space and an upgrade to some of the more tired parts of our Fenham site. But it is far from being a vanity project. This is crucial work for us, to create the high quality facilities and spaces which our superb curriculum deserves. 

With the new development comes outstanding facilities for our thriving arts curriculum. It will bring our wonderful Art department together around a light and airy exhibition space which will allow pupils to showcase their work and be inspired by others. We hope it will be seen as a sign of how much we value Art here at Dame Allan’s, a subject which is so often linked with well-being and positive self-expression. Elsewhere, new science labs will mean the best facilities to enhance the pursuit of STEM careers. While the arts and sciences are incredibly important at Dame Allan’s, this development will mean we can also build on our pastoral care by creating a dedicated well-being centre staffed by our excellent school counsellors and psychological therapist. 

Supporting the North End Development

£100,000 will kit out our three new state of the art laboratories

£50,000 will furnish all 13 new classrooms

£25,000 will enable us to create our new archive store and preserve our heritage

£10,000 will create new electric car charging stations or contribute to our living wall

£5,000 will fund smaller pieces of equipment including a new kiln for the Art Department, fume cupboard for sciences and interactive whiteboards.

If you are interested in supporting the North End Development or wish to learn more about how you can support this or other elements of our work please speak to Will Scott, Principal or Menisha Gela, Development Director.

History and development plans of the NED site

Learn a bit more about the North End Development from the Principal, Will Scott, our Chair of Governors and former Schools Architect, Mr Ian Belsham. As well as some historical context regarding the buildings that will be removed as part of the development from Stephen Davies, our Chair of Governors.

Contact Us

0191 275 1500


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


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0191 275 1500


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