Newcastle-upon-Tyne LEA is a Metropolitan Borough in the former Tyne & Wear area. The authority introduced a programme to return all areas to 2-tier schooling. By Summer 2005, only the Gosforth area still kept Middle Schools. This left just 3 Middle schools in the authority.
The authority has no plans to revert to 2 tier education in the Gosforth area, having plans in place to redevelop the schools, and to build a new feeder first school.