Emergency services attended a blaze at St Pius X High School, Adamstown this evening.
Massive plumes could be seen billowing from the Park Avenue campus and a smudge of smoke stained much of the Newcastle skyline.
A large contingent of emergency personnel, including up to 20 fire crews and police, attended the fire.
Park Avenue was closed for some time during the incident.
The cause of the blaze is not yet known.
Video submitted by Kate Ausburn