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

Free School Transport Text Alerts

Staffordshire County Council has introduced a new home to school text alert service from September 2016. This free service is intended to notify parents and students of any known issues relating to school transport, for example delays, changes of operators, change of departure point and so on. Anyone wishing to sign up to receive free [...]

By |2019-01-10T08:46:01+00:00September 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Scarecrow is a Winner

Foodfest 16 Scarecrow Competition Winner Earlier in the summer our school was given the opportunity to design and produce a mini-scarecrow as part of Newcastle Borough Council's first ever Foodfest 16 event.  The scarecrows would be displayed around the town centre over the weekend of Friday 16th and Saturday 17th September whilst the festivities took [...]

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

New Head Boy and Girl

We are pleased to announce the Head Boy and Head Girl and their deputies for next academic year were chosen on Friday 8th July. They will take over the roles with immediate effect, ready for the new term on 6th September when they return as Year 11 students. From Left to Right: Deputy Head Boy Carwyn [...]

By |2019-01-10T08:46:01+00:00July 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Race for Life

On Tuesday 28th June, despite grey skies gathering, lots of students made their way over to the field after school and joined in with Newcastle Academy's 2016 Race for Life event.  The rain came, but didn't dampen the enthusiasm of those taking part. We had staff, students and parents involved, running 3 miles around the [...]

By |2019-01-10T08:46:01+00:00July 7th, 2016|Extra Curricular|0 Comments

Exciting Design Project with Wedgwood

20 June 2016 Students’ fantastic design project initiative Clayton Hall Academy and Newcastle Academy have been offered a fantastic chance to work with the world famous WWRD UK Ltd on a design project.  The famous brands of WWRD are Wedgwood, Waterford, Royal Doulton and Royal Albert. Axia Solutions, a local OFSTED Grade 1 (Outstanding) Apprenticeship [...]

By |2016-06-21T15:23:06+00:00June 21st, 2016|Extra Curricular|0 Comments

Playstation Final

Playstation Gaming Tournament Earlier in this academic year Newcastle Academy hosted an extremely successful round of the Playstation FIFA 16 Tournament. FIFA coaches and Jack Buckland, Stoke City goalkeeper, gave the benefit of their expertise with some training techniques, and challenged students to games on the Playstation consoles.  Qualifying finalists on the day were Sam Edmond and Brandon Croft [...]

By |2019-01-10T08:46:01+00:00June 9th, 2016|Sport|0 Comments


One of our key lettings clients ‘Defy Gravity’ offer fitness and exercise classes every evening and on Saturday mornings, on a pay-by-class or membership basis. To celebrate the New Year and spur on all those keep fit resolutions, Defy Gravity arranged for “Chico Time” on Thursday 28th January. Defy Gravity took a record number of [...]

By |2019-01-10T08:46:01+00:00April 25th, 2016|Community|0 Comments