Gladstone Pottery Visit

Year 9 pupils have a tour at the Gladstone Pottery museum to support their studies in History.

End of Term Carol Service

We wish all our pupils, families, friends and staff a very merry Christmas.

Staff Panto - Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood

Over 49 teachers and support staff took to the stage for a one-night special performance, raising £1500 for the Donna Louise Trust.

Cheque presentation for North Staffordshire Adventure Playground

At the Newcastle Food Festival we sold cupcakes and raised £500 for the North Staffordshire Adventure Playground. Today we were delighted to present the cheque to John Wakefield, who spoke about the charity at Senior Assembly this morning.

Bilbao trip

Over half term a group of our Spanish linguists enjoyed a cultural trip to Bilbao, which included work with students from the Universidad de Deusto.

Prestigious National Engineering Scholarship Awarded to Carl Adams-Waite

Carl Adams Waite from Newcastle-under-Lyme School has been awarded a sought-after Arkwright Engineering Scholarship that identifies him as one of the country’s future leaders in engineering and related areas of design.

The renowned Arkwright Engineering Scholarships provide students with a £600 financial award to enhance their A-level studies and a range of activities to enhance their understanding and experience of engineering. The School will also receive £400. The Scholarships are respected by leading universities and industrial companies and are supported by top engineering employers and organisations such as Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, National Grid, Balfour Beatty, Microsoft Research, Thales, The Royal Air Force, The Royal Navy and the Institution of Engineering and Technology. The Scholarships are also funded by charitable donors including, principal donors The Reece Foundation, The Lloyd’s Register Foundation, the Gannochy Trust, the Dulverton Trust, the Emmott Foundation and SFIA Educational Trust.

Carl had to successfully complete a rigorous selection process consisting of a detailed application form, a two-hour aptitude exam and an interview hosted at a top engineering university.

The aptitude exam tested Carl’s flair and originality in solving engineering design problems. At the in-depth interview, Carl was asked about his career aspirations and had to discuss an engineering project he had conducted. During the interview day Carl took part in a team exercise to solve a hands-on engineering problem working with students he had never met before. Carl and his parents also toured the engineering facilities at the host university and explored the diversity of engineering and design careers and their importance to the UK economy.

The Scholarship will be formally presented at a prestigious ceremony supported by The Institution of Engineering and Technology later in the year.

Dr Martin Thomas, National Director of the Arkwright Scholarships Trust said: “I am delighted to see students from Newcastle-under-Lyme School secure this prestigious accolade. Clearly, there is considerable technical talent in the Staffordshire area. With the competition for rewarding jobs becoming ever-more fierce, the receipt of an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship can help dynamic young people at the start of their journey to be the country’s future leaders in engineering and related areas of design.

Scout Camp

The Scouts returned from a very enjoyable and very sunny Summer Camp at Meryseyside Scouts' Tawd Vale camp near Ormskirk. They spent a busy week, walking, canoeing, learning archery and playing many games of cricket. Thank you very much to Andrew Piggott, Dr Pepper and Mr Luck who helped Mrs Woodcock and I to run a successful camp.

Mr Lench

£3.5 million school project goes ahead

Record investment in the Stinton Library and Science building project promises to keep Science and Research right at the heart of the School and will be a superb addition, from which all current and future pupils will be able to derive great value. For the first time in a generation, all three sciences will be together in one building. Adjacent to these laboratories will be a new, expanded library, fit for the 21st century, in addition to much needed social space for our pupils.

This £3.5 million is the most significant capital investment in our infrastructure in the history of the School and I am very grateful to the Governors for their foresight in seeking to ensure that Newcastle-under-Lyme School continues to lead with first class facilities and an educational environment to provide the very best teaching and learning.

Three-legged Race for Douglas Macmillan Hospice

On Friday 26th April 2013, the whole of the senior school came together for a 1-mile long three legged race. The idea to raise money for the Dougie Mac hospice in this way stemmed from a Year 8 pupil, Jodie Burton, who was incensed by a media report detailing a break-in and subsequent theft of £3000 worth of cash and items from the Dougie Mac shop in Biddulph. Jodie and two friends, Ophelia Douglas-Davies and Tyler Glassey, helped develop the initial idea into a whole school initiative and were aided by staff and the school's charity committee. The eventual total raised by the race, which featured over 130 participants including pupils and staff, was an amazing £3585-60. Hence, the school community have raised the £3000 lost in the robbery and added a little extra to Dougie Mac' fundraising efforts. This is achievement for which we should all be rightfully proud.


History trip to Berlin

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