|St Cuthbert's Catholic High School|
|Type||Voluntary aided academy|
|Motto||Quies In Caelo|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Founder||Bishop James Chadwick|
|Local authority||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Department for Education URN||137900 Tables|
|Age||11 to 18|
|Colour(s)||Maroon, Gold and Pale Blue|
|Diocese||Hexham and Newcastle|
St. Cuthbert's Grammar School was opened in Westmorland Road, Elswick, on 16 August 1881, largely due to the efforts of Bishop James Chadwick and his successor Bishop John Bewick building upon the foundations of the Catholic Collegiate School established in 1870 in Eldon Square. Shortly afterward the School moved to larger premises in Bath Lane in the centre of the city. In 1922 the School transferred to the present site on Benwell Hill. Part of the school (1922 Block - now demolished) was built directly over the Vallum (rear ditch) of Hadrian's Wall. During the war, boys were evacuated to Cockermouth in what is now Cumbria. In 2011 the School again became single site on the completion of the Building Schools for the Future work, the former Lower School buildings on Fox & Hounds Lane having been demolished.
Since 1881 there have been 7 clergymen as Head:
and two lay Headteachers:
The incumbent is:
St. Cuthbert's was 662nd in the Financial Times Top 1000 Schools 2008 - 17th of 34 schools in the North East to make the list.