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Thank you for your interest in St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School. When looking for a school for their child, every parent or carer seeks academic excellence, a wide range of vibrant co-curricular activities and a place where their son can truly belong. St Cuthbert’s is such a place.

For over one hundred years, St Cuthbert’s has been nurturing fine young men, preparing them to take their rightful place in the Church and in the world. We have provided our pupils and students with a challenging yet supportive environment within which to discover and develop their own God-given gifts. One of our distinguishing characteristics is the fact that we are a boys’ school. We know from research that boys learn differently than girls, and we strongly believe that we are ideally situated to meet our pupils’ learning needs through a balance of tradition and innovation, reflecting best practices in boys’ learning.

At our centenary in 1981, the then headmaster wrote:

“The story of St Cuthbert’s is an exciting and fascinating one. It has never been an ordinary school nor will it ever be so. It is no mere organisation but a living entity, changing and adapting when circumstances require it, holding firm and steadfast when a principle is at stake. The strength of its traditions does not lie in antiquated rituals or oft rehearsed anecdotes but in promoting a certain outlook on life, in firmness of purpose and in dedication to hard work, the pursuit of excellence and to the Catholic Faith. St Cuthbert’s was founded by the clergy to offer a Catholic education to the boys of Newcastle and the surrounding area. It has performed this duty since 1881 under the leadership, guidance, and direction of Catholic educators both lay and cleric alike.”

We continue to offer a high-quality Catholic education to boys of all faiths and none.

The St Cuthbert’s experience is so much more than a comprehensive education. We strive to challenge our pupils to become young men of integrity, educated in faith and for justice. In keeping with the finest traditions of Catholic education, we strive to form young men of competence, conscience, compassion and commitment. Above all, St Cuthbert’s prepares young men to find their God-given calling and answer it with energy and passion. In our school, in our local community and around the world, our young men serve, lead, and strive to make a difference in the lives of others.

I look forward to welcoming you to St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School.

Daniel P. Murray


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