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Gosforth Central Middle School is a middle school in Gosforthmarker, Newcastle upon Tynemarker, Englandmarker. Students typically transfer to Gosforth High Schoolmarker. The school is in the East Gosforthmarker electoral ward.


The school was formed when Northumberlandmarker County Council changed to the three-tier education system in 1973. The pupils of Gosforth Central Middle School appeared on the CBBC television show 50/50 in 2005. The previous headteacher was Mrs Darwin, who worked at Gosforth Central for 15 years and left in December 2005. The current headteacher is Mrs Lorna Anderson.


The 2004 Gosforth Central Middle School building
The site on which Gosforth Central stands was formerly used by Gosforth Grammar School, until it became Gosforth High School and moved to the other side of the Great North Roadmarker in 1973. The Grammar School building was used by Central, until it was replaced in 2004. The new building was fully built before the original building was demolished. The school is opposite the Regent Centremarker business complex and Regent Centre Metro stationmarker, with the vehicle entrance on Christon Road.

2006 Ofsted report

Gosforth Central Middle School achieved a strong Ofsted report in 2006. They noted that it is "a very effective school with some outstanding features, where the vast majority of pupils enjoy their learning". Ofsted remarked that the SATs test results were above average, reflecting the school's standards. They noted that the pupils had excellent behaviour and that the school runs smoothly.

Test results

Year Results score
2005 278
2006 271
2007 266
2008 265

Notable alumnus

Feeder schools


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