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Post code: NE5

Where is it ?

Cowgate is a locality in the north-west of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It lies mainly between the Kenton ward, and the Blakelaw ward.

A Short History

The name is believed to come from the gate the local farmers would use from the Nuns Moor area to herd their livestock to the Newcastle cattle market.

Carricks Bakery, which was later acquired by Greggs, was located in the area. The bakery was closed in 2005, and the work was transferred to other facilities in Newcastle.

The Cowgate estate was built in the 1920s


  • Transport Links

    Bus NumberRoute
    15Byker to Walker
    15AWalker Circular
    32 Fenham to Four Lane Ends
    32ANewcastle upon Tyne Circular
    71 Throckley to Newcastle upon Tyne
    72Newcastle upon Tyne to Chapel House
    87Newcastle upon Tyne to Slatyford
    88Slatyford to Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Education and Training in the Area

    Primary Schools

    School NameOfsted rating
    Atkinson Road Primary AcademyOfsted rating: Good
    West Newcastle AcademyOfsted rating: Good
    St Joseph's Catholic Primary SchoolOfsted rating: Requires Improvements
    Bridgewater Primary SchoolOfsted rating: Outstanding
    Canning Street Primary SchoolOfsted rating: Good
    Westgate Hill Primary SchoolOfsted rating: Good
    Moorside Community Primary SchoolOfsted rating: Good
    Wingrove Primary SchoolOfsted rating: Good
    St Bede's RC primary SchoolOfsted rating: Good
    Stocksfield Avenue Primary SchoolOfsted rating: Good


    Secondary School

    School NameOfsted rating
    Kenton SchoolOfsted rating: Good
    Sacred Heart Catholic High SchoolOfsted rating: Outstanding
    Dame Allan's Senior SchoolOfsted rating: N/A
    Westfield SchoolOfsted rating: N/A
    St Cuthbert's High SchoolOfsted rating: Good
    Trinity Solutions AcademyOfsted rating: Good
    Newcastle School for BoysOfsted rating: N/A
    Studio WestOfsted rating: N/A
    Gosforth AcademyOfsted rating: Outstanding
    Bahr AcademyOfsted rating: Requires Improvement