Hobo stoves

The Scout group cook some dinner on their homemade 'hobo' stoves.

Shoebox appeal

Once again this year we were able to take part in the Christmas Box campaign run by Samaritan's Purse. 87 boxes were collected from the school and are now on their way to a child overseas. This is a simple, personal way for one child to give a gift to another needy, child.

School Trips Overview

Trip

Year offered to

Organising department

Optional/ Compulsory?

Cost

Time of year offered

Normandy Trip

Year 8 and 9

Modern Languages

Optional

£300

June 2016

German Exchange

Year 10 and 11

Modern Languages

Optional

£400

Easter 2016 (tbc)

French exchange (Staffs Limousin Experience)

Year 9 upwards

Modern Languages

Optional

£370 (approximately)

English in France April 2016 (tbc); French in England  July 2016 (tbc)

Junior Rugby Tour 

U13 & U14 squads

Disneyland Paris

Optional

£400 (approximately)

Next tour Easter 2017

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze

Year 10

 

Optional

£250 approximately (dependent on number of participants)

Autumn Term 2015

Sat 10th October  - 09:30am - 4:00pm Bronze Day Walk Group 1

Sun 11th October  - 09:30am - 4:00pm Bronze Day Walk Group 2

Sat 17th  October - 09:30am - 4:00pm Bronze Day Walk Group 3

Sun 18th October - 09:30am - 4:00pm Bronze Day Walk Group 4

Sat 21st November 1pm - 5pm Bronze training in school

Sun 22nd November 10am - 2pm Bronze training in school

Spring Term 2016
Sun 27th March - 10:00am - 4:00pm Bronze Training at Apedale

Summer Term
Sun 1st - Mon 2nd May Bronze Practice Expedition Group 1

Sun 8th May - 10:00am - 2:00pm Bronze Route Planning in school

Sat 14th May - Sun 15th May Bronze Practice Expedition Group 2

Sat 4th June - Sun 5th June - Bronze Qualifying Expedition Group 1

Sat 11th June - Sun 12th June - Bronze Qualifying Expedition 2

Duke of Edinburgh Silver

Year 11

 

Optional

£300 approximately (dependent on number of participants)

Autumn Term

Sat 10th October & Sun 11th October 09:00am - 4:00pm each day Silver & Gold Training in school


Sun 22nd November 10am - 2pm Silver & Gold Route Planning Day in school (canoeists and walkers)

Mon 26th & Tue 27th October – Silver Canoe Taster Session at Ross on Wye

Spring Term
Wed 23rd - Fri 25th March - Silver Practice Expedition (walking) in Peak District

Sat 26th - Mon 28th March - Silver Practice Expedition (canoe)

Summer Term

Sun 8th May - 10am - 2pm Silver & Gold Route planning in school (walkers & canoeists)

Thur 23rd June – Sun 26th June Silver Qualifying Expedition (walkers)

Mon 27th - Wed 29th June Silver Qualifying Expedition (canoe)

Duke of Edinburgh Gold

Lower 6th & Upper 6th 

 

Optional

£350 approximately (dependent on number of participants)

Autumn Term

Sat 10th October & Sun 11th October 09:00am - 4:00pm each day Silver & Gold Training in school


Sun 22nd November 10am - 2pm Silver & Gold Route Planning Day in school (canoeists and walkers)

Spring Term

Wed 23rd - Sat 26th March  - Gold Practice Expedition, Howgill Fells

Summer Term
Sun 8th May - 10am - 2pm Silver & Gold Route planning in school (walkers & canoeists)

Sun 17th – 21st July Gold Qualifying Expedition.

CERN in Geneva

Lower 6th 

Physics

Optional

£250.00 approximately

Dependent on the cost of flights and coach to the Airport

CCF Courses : All sections: Including leadership courses, scholarships

Year 9 to Upper 6th 

 

Optional

£30 to £100

Easter and Summer Holidays.

CCF Weekend training

Year 9 to Upper 6th 

 

Optional

£5 to £15

During course of each term

RN Summer Camp

Year 9 to Upper 6th 

 

Optional

£80.00 approximately

July

Army Summer Camp

Year 9 to Upper 6th 

 

Optional

£80.00 approximately

July

RAF Summer Camp

Year 9 to Upper 6th 

 

Optional

£80.00 approximately

July

Ambleside Team Building

Lower 6th 

 

Compulsory

£60.00 approximately

September

Condover Hall

Year 7

 

Compulsory

£100.00 approximately

September

USA (New York, Washington, Philadelphia)

Years 10 - 13

History

Optional 

£1600.00 approximately

October

Normandy - WWII battlefields, Caen

Year 10

History

Optional 

£360

23-26 March 2016

World Challenge Expedition 

Year 11 to Upper 6th

 

Optional

£3,699.00 approximately

July 2017 (approx.) and every 2 years.

Preston Montford

Upper 6th

Geography

Compulsory

£255.00 tbc

End of September

Laches Wood Outdoor Educational Centre

Year 5

 

Optional (but prefer children to attend)

£186.00 approximately cost

February

Girls' Netball & Hockey Tour

Years 9, 10 and 11 (NB: they will be years 10, 11 and 12 when the tour takes place).

 PE

Optional

Region of £3650

Next tour 16th July 2016 – 5th August 2016, Australia

Senior Rugby Tours

Year 10

 PE

Optional (but most go)

£3500 approximately dependent on country visited

July / August 2016 to Honk Kong / Australia 

Bilbao, Spain

Priority to Lower and Upper 6th

Modern Foreign Languages

Optional

£550 approximate cost - includes all activities

October 2016

Ecology Field Course

All Upper 6th Biologists attend

 

Expected

£300.00 approximately

October Half Term

Scouts Autumn Expedition

Year 7 and above

 

Optional

£60.00 approximately

October

Rome, Italy

Years 8-12

History

Optional

£595

22-25 October 2015

Rome, Italy

Year 10 & 12

History

Optional

£595

20-23 October 2016

Science Live Lectures in Manchester

Year 10

Sciences

Compulsory

£28 approximately

Annual

Scouts Autumn Expedition

Year 7 and above

 

Optional

£45.00 approximately

October

Scouts Winter Walking

Year 7 and above

 

Optional

£45.00 approximately

February

Scouts Summer Camp

Year 7 and above

 

Optional

£170.00 approximately

July

Golf Tour

All year groups

 

Optional

Cost-dependent on location, duration, numbers

Next Tour August 2016

Normandy or Flanders

Year 10

History

Optional

£360

March/April 2017

Be aware that the Biology and Geography (Swansea) field trips are considered a key part of the curriculum and that therefore the bursary fund pays assistance to those on bursaries in proportion to the fee bursary. The same applies for the Year 7 and Lower 6th year group trips. 

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Equestrian Success

An Equestrian team representing the school won their show jumping class on Sunday at Beaver Hall Equestrian Centre. The team consisted of Saskia Hargreaves, Amy Charlton and Georgia Dunford-Jones in year 7 and Lauren Charlton in year 8.

Geography trip to Cadbury World

Our Year 9 Pupils had a day at Cadbury in Birmingham. They toured the factory and had a lecture on the industrial location of the site. They explored the issues of third world development and fairtrade, tracing the path of the cocoa from Ghana to the UK. They even ate some chocolate!

Condover Hall

Year 7 Pupils have a brilliant team-building adventure holiday at Condover Hall in Shropshire.

National Media Museum

Year 9 pupils visited the National Media Museum in Bradford, experiencing interactive displays on the Internet, Television and Computer gaming. They also watched a 3D IMAX movie on the Hubble Space Telescope.

Resources for Pupils and Staff

School Intranet Portal

You can access all school services via this portal (Including Email, VLE, My Documents etc)

Careers Guidance

Newcastle-under-Lyme School recognises the importance of careers guidance and is committed to providing good quality advice and opportunities throughout the school to help pupils with their choices and decisions.

For all years a Careers scheme of work is part of the PSHE curriculum.

Year 8

  • Introduction to the fasttomato.com website to track their career path.
  • The Real Game– A Career’s Day

Year 9

  • Help with options
  • Careers Library Lesson

Year 10

  • A Work Familiarisation Project, including a week’s placement.    
  • The Morrisby Psychometric Test, to suggest career paths and help students make decisions about their futures.

Year 11

  • A Careers Morning
  • Individual interviews

6th Form

  • Individual  interviews
  • Help with UCAS applications
  • Advice and visits to universities

Senior School Staff

Headmaster Mr N J Vernon, BSc, MA
Deputy Head (Pastoral) Mrs J A Simms, BA, MSc
Deputy Head (Academic) Mr I S Dicksee, BA, MA
Head of Sixth Form Mrs B A Godridge, BA
Assistant Bursar Mr A Cryer


Art and Design Mrs S Parkinson ICT Mr S A Luck
Miss L Herian
Mrs B W Jones Latin Ms T A Thomas
Miss F E Jones Mrs E Scullion
Biology
Biology Mr N J Simms Mathematics Mrs J M Griffiths
Mr N C Carter Ms M C Dawson
Miss J Galvin Mr T Buckley
Dr D R Pepper Mrs J C Cliff
Mrs J A Cryer
Dr O Exley
Chemistry Dr P Thomson Mr E J Griffiths
Mr M S Lunt
Dr G J Moore
Mrs V A Aspinall-O'Dea Modern Languages Mrs M T Holmes
Miss M I Barnes
DT Mr J S Meredith Mrs S Graham
Mr P E Finney Mrs M Isherwood
Ms I M Alcazar Prieto
Economics Miss L E Barton Mrs K H Tan
Mr A R Sparks Ms E L Kozlowski
Biology
English Mrs A A Keay Music Mr T Sagar
Mrs J Betts-Nicholson Mrs J Perkin
Mrs B Godridge
Mrs B A Joughin Physical Education Mr G M Chesterman
Mr R M Lench Miss R E Bradley
Mrs L Marrable-Griffiths Mr G M Breen
Mrs D Glenn
Geography Mr T P Jowitt Miss E Stubbs
Mrs N J MacKintosh Mr S A Robson
Mr D P Sherratt Miss L J Shackleton
Biology
History Dr D Dunlop Physics Mr N P Migallo
Mr D A Cawdron Dr J L Klein
Mrs J A Simms Mrs K Rigby
Mrs S J Stockdale
Religious Studies Mr A Poole
Home Economics Mrs J A Machin Mr J S Preston
Mrs N G Swindells Mrs S J Stockdale
Biology
Learning Support Mr A R Sparks
Co-ordinator

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