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Post code: NE6

Where is it?

Heaton is a residential suburb in the east end of Newcastle upon Tyne, England, about 2 miles (3 km) from the city centre. It is bordered by the neighbouring areas of Benton and Cochrane Park to the north, Walker and Walkergate to the east, Byker to the south and Jesmond and Sandyford to the west. The name Heaton means high town, referring to the area “being situated on hills above the Ouseburn, a tributary of the River Tyne.”

A Short History

By the 18th century, Heaton was a coal mining area with many of its collieries owned by Matthew White and Richard Ridley. The Heaton estate was broken up in 1835 when the area became officially incorporated into Newcastle upon Tyne. Much of the land in Heaton in 1841 was owned by Armorer Donkin, who on his death in 1851 bequeathed the land to his business partner, the industrialist Sir William Armstrong.


In 1879, the corporation acquired part of the Heaton Hall estate, which was then laid out as Heaton Park, and Sir William Armstrong donated Armstrong Park and Jesmond Dene to the city. The three parks run into each other to form a green corridor through east Newcastle.

  • Transport Links

    Bus NumberRoute
    1Slatyford to Four Lane Ends
    15Byker to Walker
    15AWalker Circular
    18Wallsend to Forest Hall
    18AByker to South Gosforth
    32Fenham to Newcastle upon Tyne
    32ANewcastle upon Tyne Circular
  • Education and Training in the Area

    Primary School

    School NameOfsted rating
    Ravenwood Primary SchoolOfsted rating: Good
    Cragside primary SchoolOfsted rating: Outstanding
    St Teresa's Catholic Primary SchoolOfsted rating: Outstanding
    Chillingham Road Primary SchoolOfsted rating: Good
    St Catherine's RC Primary SchoolOfsted rating: Good
    West Jesmond Primary SchoolOfsted rating: Oustanding
    Benton Park Primary SchoolOfsted rating: Oustanding
    Hotspur primary SchoolOfsted rating: Good
    Newcastle High School for GirlsOfsted rating: N/A
    Newcastle Preparatory SchoolOfsted rating: N/A


    Secondary School

    School NameOfsted rating
    Heaton Manor SchoolOfsted rating: Good
    Newcastle High School for GirlsOfsted rating: N/A
    St Mary's Catholic SchoolOfsted rating: Outstanding
    Royal Grammar SchoolOfsted rating: N/A
    Benfield SchoolOfsted rating: Good
    Newcastle School for BoysOfsted rating: N/A
    Westfield SchoolOfsted rating: N/A
    Walker Technology CollegeOfsted rating: Good
    Gateshead CollegeOfsted rating: N/A
    Longbenton Community CollegeOfsted rating: Good