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SEN Coffee Afternoon

Save the date: On Thursday 6th April  between 2:30pm and 5pm, parents are invited along to The Hive, to meet and chat with the SEN Team and raise any concerns you may have.  Coffee and refreshments will be available, and we welcome this informal opportunity to meet parents of those children who may need a little [...]

By |2017-03-21T12:53:55+00:00March 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Academy achieves Microsoft School status

We are pleased to announce that Newcastle Academy and Clayton Hall Academy have both been identified as Microsoft Schools. Our Head of IT John Dooley and his team have been working to improve our IT infrastructure and the ways in which we communicate and use technology throughout the Academies. Because we have demonstrated a commitment [...]

By |2019-01-10T08:46:00+00:00January 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Westlands Primary Visit Newcastle Academy

Some Year 6 pupils from Westlands Primary School have joined a lunchtime club to visit The Hive at Newcastle Academy every Thursday. Activities on offer include learning sign language, playing table tennis and pool, and a range of indoor games whilst the weather is poor.  The children can choose any activity and join in with Newcastle [...]

By |2019-01-10T08:46:00+00:00January 26th, 2017|Community|0 Comments

Ancient Trackway Improvement Project

Students from Newcastle Academy and Westlands Primary School have volunteered to support a project, lead by Thistleberry Residents Association, to improve an ancient trackway which runs parallel to Newcastle Academy sports fields between Gallowstree Lane and Keele Road. Last week Angela Drakakis-Smith, of Thistleberry Residents Association, enthusiastically shared her knowledge about the trackway during a [...]

By |2019-01-10T08:46:00+00:00January 11th, 2017|Community|0 Comments

Hedgehog Rescue

On Wednesday 2nd November during Miss Moyden’s science lesson in P4 students in 8c1 noticed a hedgehog on the playing field outside, wandering around and getting pecked by 7 magpies.  Mrs Allen took a box and old towel out and caught it, bringing it back inside to the lesson.  Once we weighed it and found it [...]

By |2019-01-10T08:46:00+00:00November 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Table Tennis Tournament

On Tuesday 18.10.16 six students from our table tennis club took part in a tournament against Trentham High and Wolstanton High at Fenton Manor sports complex. The event was organised by Stoke City Community Team and involved members of the GB Table Tennis team as well as Stoke City player Bojan Krkic who is a [...]

By |2019-01-10T08:46:01+00:00October 19th, 2016|Sport|0 Comments

Neil Danns, Sky Sports Living For Sport in School

Students from Yrs 7, 8 and 9 spent a morning recently learning tricks on skateboards and scooters, after listening to an inspirational and motivational talk by Neil Danns, through the Sky Sports Living for Sport programme. Talking about his role as Athlete Mentor Neil commented: “My main aim as Athlete Mentor for Sky Sports Living [...]

By |2019-01-10T08:46:01+00:00October 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Presentation of Awards for Design Project

11 October 2016 Back in June we announced a fantastic design project being run for our GCSE Art students with Wedgwood and Axia Solutions. The Yr 10 GCSE Art students from Newcastle Academy and Clayton Hall Academy took part by following a design brief through to its final conclusion, providing designs which would work well on a [...]

By |2019-01-10T08:46:01+00:00October 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bake Off for Macmillan Coffee Event

Mrs Bromley-Smith decided that this year we would try and hold Newcastle Academy's biggest ever coffee event on Friday 30th September as part of the national fundraising Macmillan Biggest Coffee Morning programme.  We definitely pulled it off! The week previously the Newcastle Academy Bake Off competition was announced, open to all students in Years 7-11 for [...]

By |2019-01-10T08:46:01+00:00October 5th, 2016|Community|0 Comments

World Marathon Challenge Record

Newcastle Academy joined hundreds of other schools around the world by taking part in the World Marathon Challenge on 5th October, a relay event where teams of 26-36 runners try to break the world marathon record of 2h 2m 57s set by Dennis Kimetto in Berlin in 2014. Each team competed at their own venue [...]

By |2019-01-10T08:46:01+00:00October 5th, 2016|Sport|0 Comments