Our mission

The aims of the Newcastle Mandarin Chinese School are to advance the education of Chinese culture and language to the public and the local community. Although most of the children are primarily of Chinese ethnic origin, the school also welcome children from other cultural backgrounds. The School teaches Mandarin Chinese language (in simplified characters), where the pupils can achieve different levels of abilities to speak, read and write the official Chinese language. The school also equally emphasises the importance of traditional and contemporary Chinese cultures, so that the pupils have a better understanding of the language, and how and why it is used.

Organisation Hierarchy (png)
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NMCS constitution (pdf)
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All teachers are interviewed by committee members and are CRB checked. Normally, teachers will stay with the same group throughout the academic year.

We welcome individuals who would like to be teachers. All teachers are volunteers, but travel expenses are covered. For further details, please contact our recruitment officer:

Email : enquiries@newcastlemandarin.org.uk

School Management

The School is managed by a committee of parent members. This School committee is elected biennially and consists of Headteacher, Treasurer, Secretary and a small group of parent representatives. The committee is formed to ensure the smooth running of the school. The Headteacher is elected by parents through voting. Every parent is a member of the school and has the right to vote for the appointment of the Headteacher. The management team is guided by the Constitution of the school and holds regular meetings (4-6 times a year) to review the school’s performance and make recommendations for future planning. In addition, there are teachers’ meetings, parents’ meetings, as well as an Annual General Meeting. The committee conducts an annual questionnaire survey amongst parents. Thus, the quality of management can be monitored and improved. Recent surveys have indicated that parents are “very happy” with the school overall.



The appointed School Treasurer deals with the school’s financial matters. The committee reviews tuition fees annually and new fees are normally introduced at the beginning of the academic year (September). The fees for the full term will be collected in advance at the beginning of the term.



This School is a non-profit making organisation, any help you can provide towards the school will be much appreciated. Your gift, regardless of the amount, will make a difference.


Any queries or concerns?

Please contact us using our email address or visit us when we are open.

We are located at:

Newcastle Mandarin Chinese School locates in 

Ravenswood Primary School

Ravenswood Road

Newcastle upon Tyne


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Opening Hours

14:00-16:00 on Saturday (Term time only)

Please download and see detail in our

School Calendar
2023-2024 School Calendar
2023-2024 School Calendar.pdf
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Contact us 

If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:


Or use our Application Form.


Application Form
For applying a place in our school
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Ravenwood Parking Note
Bus route or car parking
Ravenswood Parking Note.pdf
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Chinese Hand Writing Pattern
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