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Celebrating Former Students’ Success at NuLC

At the recent Newcastle College celebration awards for 2017, two former Newcastle Academy students were recognised for their achievements:- Alexander Broad, Student Xtra of the Year 2017 (studying A Levels in English Language & Literature, French and Sociology) Alex, who was real character whilst attending Newcastle Academy and very well liked for his enthusiasm, has [...]

By |2017-07-19T08:10:39+00:00July 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Space Programme Summer Activities

Free activities for 11 to 17 year-olds during the summer holiday are available through the Space programme. Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Ellis, is bringing back the Space programme for Summer 2017. Space was originally an activities scheme led by police in Staffordshire aimed at engaging young people before it stopped in the 1990s. [...]

By |2019-01-10T08:46:00+00:00July 18th, 2017|Extra Curricular|0 Comments

Primary Futures Event

On Monday 17th July, Newcastle Academy and United Endeavour Trust, successfully introduced their first Primary Futures Event for Year 5 pupils, kindly hosted by Stoke Sixth Form College in their state of the art facilities. The event was designed to start Year 5 children thinking about how their futures could be determined by the choices [...]

By |2019-01-10T08:46:00+00:00July 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Federation Music Summary 2016-17

It has been a very busy year for our music students branching out into new projects both in and out of school. We started off the year with open evenings on both sites, with a demonstration in each music department. This year prospective students were shown African drumming at Newcastle Academy and Samba drumming at [...]

By |2019-01-10T08:46:00+00:00July 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments


Thursday 13th July broke fine and clear thank goodness, as we had planned a full day of fun and activity at our Bootcamp for the whole school. With fantastic support from the Royal Navy, some of our recently departed Year 11 students, and Year 10 Sports Leaders from Clayton Hall, the activities were set up [...]

By |2019-01-10T08:46:00+00:00July 13th, 2017|Sport, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Woodcarvers Exhibit Work

For many years the North Staffordshire Wood Carvers Society have met at Newcastle Academy and used our Design and Technology room on a Wednesday evening to follow their craft. This group of talented enthusiasts spend hours, weeks and months working on intricate pieces for their own pleasure, helping and supporting each other to produce a wide [...]

By |2019-01-10T08:46:00+00:00June 15th, 2017|Community|0 Comments

Roof Refurbishment Work Begins

You may have noticed scaffolding has appeared around the Curie Building at Newcastle Academy.  We are pleased to announce this commencement of works which will total over £280K repairing and replacing roofing and skylights on both teaching blocks, and will continue for around 25 weeks. This is part of a successful bid by United Endeavour [...]

By |2019-01-10T08:46:00+00:00June 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Vote for Thistleberry Project at Tesco

Students from Newcastle Academy and Westlands Primary School, working with and lead by Thistleberry Residents Association to improve the ancient trackway by our sports field, are asking for your support. Thistleberry Residents Association is bidding to bag a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community [...]

By |2017-05-10T15:17:02+00:00May 10th, 2017|Community|0 Comments

Knutton Library Volunteers Needed

We are proud to support Knutton St Mary's Primary School as they take over responsibility for the day to day running of Knutton Library in partnership with Staffordshire Libraries. This important local amenity will be maintained within the community for everyone to share, but they need volunteers to help.  If you are interested in supporting this [...]

By |2019-01-10T08:46:00+00:00March 22nd, 2017|Community|0 Comments

Bugsy Malone Performance

On Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th April a company of strong performers from Yrs7 - 9 are set to take audiences through a journey back to the 1940’s, with rival gangs, splat guns and an ecliptic mix of thrill and humour, all through the medium of musical theatre: "Bugsy Malone" is a roller coaster, time-traveling adventure [...]

By |2019-01-10T08:46:00+00:00March 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments