Post code: NE2

Where is it ?

Spital Tongues is a historic area of Newcastle upon Tyne, located north west of the City Centre.

A Short History

A new home, still extant today, was designed by the architect Edward Shrewbrook and opened with great ceremony in 1893. This occupied the site of the Moor Lodge kitchen garden, and was extended with the addition of the Richardson Wing (providing beds for children) in 1911.

The name of the hospital was later changed to St Mary Magdalene Home in 1931 (the same year that the original Moor Lodge was finally demolished, having previously reverted to use as a private dwelling), and it was renamed Hunters Moor Hospital upon becoming part of the National Health Service in 1948.

Hunters Moor Hospital was home for the Regional Neurological Rehabilitation Centre until 2007 when the Centre moved to new purpose built accommodation at Walkergate Hospital. The site of Hunters Moor Hospital has been acquired by Dame Allan’s Schools for development as a purpose built primary school.

  • Education and Training in the Area

    Primary Schools

    School Name Ofsted rating
    Dame Allan's Junior SchoolOfsted rating: N/A
    Moorside Community primary SchoolOfsted rating: Good
    Westgate Hill primary SchoolOfsted rating: Good
    Wingrove Primary SchoolOfsted rating: Good
    St Paul's CofE Primary SchoolOfsted rating: Good
    Royal Grammar SchoolOfsted rating: N/A
    Our Lady and St Anne's RC Primary SchoolOfsted rating: Good
    Newcastle High for GirlsOfsted rating: N/A
    Newcastle Preparatory SchoolOfsted rating: N/A
    Hawthorn Primary SchoolOfsted rating: Good

    Secondary Schools

    School NameOfsted rating
    Dame Allan's Senior SchoolOfsted rating: N/A
    Bahr AcademyOfsted rating: N/A
    Royal Grammar SchoolOfsted rating: N/A
    Newcastle High School for GirlsOfsted rating: N/A
    Newcastle Sixth FormOfsted rating: N/A
    Sacred Heart Catholic High SchoolOfsted rating: Outstanding
    Discovery SchoolOfsted rating: N/A
    Westfield SchoolOfsted rating: N/A
    Newcastle Collegeofsted rating: N/A
    NCG Ofsted rating: N/A
  • Transport links

    Bus NumberRoute
    15Byker to Walker
    15AByker to Walker
    32Newcastle to Four Lane Ends
    32ANewcastle upon Tyne Circular
    46Newcastle upon Tyne (general hospital) to Gosforth
    84ANewcastle upon Tyne to West Denton
    987Allendale Town to Jesmond