Schools & Education

Schools & Education Programmes

Newcastle Climbing Centre has a wealth of experience and knowledge in designing and delivering outdoor programmes. Pupils will be coached and inspired by our instructors to bring out the best in your school groups and individuals. We can deliver a wide range of mountain sports or activities according to  requirements and we also offer PE assessments and staff training. Our depth of knowledge combined with our wide range of facilities, staff and equipment means we are always flexible enough to change the plan if the weather or other circumstances get in the way.

Newcastle Climbing Centre is the only climbing centre in the North East to be licenced by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (reg no.L10967/R2113).

Our management team have extensive experience in mainstream and special educational needs and can tailor sessions and courses to suit.

Schools may take part in the NICAS climbing scheme. NICAS is the first ever Nationally Accredited Indoor Climbing Award Scheme and the Newcastle Climbing Centre is the Primary Centre for the North East region. NICAS is now recognised and accepted by the leading Examination Boards of the UK for fulfilment of the GCSE syllabus.

As members of The Association of British Climbing Walls and associate members of the British Mountaineering Council, we work strictly to NGB guidelines and follow best practice with a safety record that is second to none.

The Newcastle Climbing Centre Education Co-ordinator, Mark Goodings  is a an experienced climber with over twenty years’ experience of working with students on both indoor and outdoor educational courses.

For more information, enquiries about our programmes and to discuss your requirements please contact reception:

Tel: 0191 2656060
or please use the contact form on this page.

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Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (reg no.L10967/R2113).


“Just wanted to say thank you so much for helping our children in their rock climbing sessions. Your instructors were very patient and understanding of all of our pupils, some of whom have challenging behaviour and complex needs. The children all thoroughly enjoyed themselves and gained a lot from the sessions. It was nice to see the amount of progression the children made from week to week. Thanks again”. Collingwood School and Media Arts College, Morpeth.

“Fantastic climbing session with year’s 3 & 4 all the pupils had a great time. The staff were excellent at motivating and focusing all the pupils” Brandling Primary School, Gateshead.

Very professional instructors with the ability to adapt sessions to the needs of the young people, everyone has had a brilliant time also our staff have seen the young people grow in confidence” Valley Road Primary School, Sunderland.


*Please note that all course bookings are non refundable but transferrable.

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