News from Nepal

Former Physics teacher Simon Rimmington, recently returned after three years in Nepal, led our assemblies this week. He shared his experience of being in an earthquake zone and how it had affected people who live there. He showed some photos of the children whose school was destroyed who are going to have a new earthquake-proof school built using money raised by UK schools, including ours.


Our Lower Sixth Physics students flew to Geneva to visit CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider. They had guided tours of the facility by leading scientists who were happy to try and answer their many questions about the universe.

Four Rugby County Cups in one week

The Staffordshire Rugby Cup has been won by Newcastle-under-Lyme Boys for Under 14s, Under 15s, Under 16s and Under 19s. Wonderful news for Rugby – unprecedented to win four county cups in one season.

New student login details

The student network usernames have now been changed.

The new format is

<firstinitial><surname><year number>

eg Zak.ASmith becomes ASmith14, Len.BBrown becomes BBrown07


Old Prefix
Year Number
Zak / Zara
Alf / Amy
Sam / Sue
Dan / Don
Ian / Ida
Paul / Pam
Ron / Rosy
Len / Liz

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Drum workshop

Drumroots, a Manchester-based drumming collective, lead a day of African drumming for Year 8.


We were fortunate to have cloudless skies for the 90% partial eclipse this morning. Pupils were able to witness this once in a generation event using a wide variety of safe viewing equipment, some of which they had made themselves.

Christmas Cakes 2014

Here are some of the wonderful Christmas cakes made by the members of staff.

A Senior Citizens’ Tea Party

A wonderful afternoon, enjoyed by all who attended. A special thank you to Mrs Machin, Mr Lench and Mrs Yates for all their hard work. Thanks also to all the students who helped out at the event and who raised the money to fund this fantastic party.

Here is a compilation of the events.

Five Year Reunion

A successful evening for the Castilians. Leavers from 2009 enjoyed catching up with old friends and teachers. They thought the new Stinton Building was "amazing".

Official opening of £3.5 million facilities

The official opening of our stunning new building was attended by pupils past and present, parents, staff and friends of the school.

The Donaldson Hall was opened by Bill Donaldson, former Headmaster of Newcastle High and the founding Principal of Newcastle-under-Lyme School.

The family of the late architect Adam Wardle, who designed the project, opened the impressive new library.

Nick Rugg, the current Headtmaster, said: "The project has transformed an existing building into a modern, flexible learning and social space, complete with new science laboratories and a brand new library."

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