Senior

 

Mr Ian Dicksee
Deputy Head (Academic) 

 

 Mrs Julie Simms
Deputy Head (Pastoral) 

Welcome

Giving our pupils the Best Start in Life lies at the core of our approach. The Senior School is a blend of academic, pastoral and co-curricular relationships which provide an enjoyable experience of education and equip our pupils for success and happiness in their lives beyond School.

Inspirational teaching, superb educational facilities, and purposeful learning encourage real academic achievement for pupils at Newcastle-under-Lyme School. The rich and challenging curriculum extends throughout the School and ensures that the education on offer is both fun and stimulating.
 
During Year 7 and 8 pupils follow a broad curriculum, including an introduction to Latin and Classical Civilisation. There is a choice of Modern Language that pupils make upon entry at Year 7. During Year 9, in consultation with parents and teachers, pupils choose nine GCSE and IGCSE courses for Years 10 and 11.
 
Please pay us a visit to discover for yourself this remarkable place.
You can be assured of a very warm welcome.
 
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Carols by Candlelight
'Carols by Candlelight' service
 
During the final week of the autumn term we held our annual ‘Carols by Candlelight’ service in St. Paul’s Church. As ever, the evening proved to be a moving and touching service of  Nine Lessons with carols sung by our talented Senior School choirs led by Mr Sagar.
 
Our thanks go out to the Design and Technology department who have masterfully honed, over the years, the skill of creating the candle stands and holders that illuminate the church and add a real sense of occasion to the service.
 
The service itself featured the Nine Lessons read by staff, pupils, parents and governors as our whole school community came together to celebrate the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. The Nine Lessons themselves tell the story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah and ultimately the birth of Christ himself.
 
As one parent said at the end of the service “Now, it’s Christmas...”

Carols by Candlelight

Senior Citizens Tea Party
Senior Citizens Tea Party
During the penultimate week of the Autumn term the Memorial Hall was transformed into a Christmas Charity jamboree for our annual Senior Citizens Tea party. Local community groups from St. Pauls Church, Chesterton Lodge and many more came together for an afternoon of Christmas cheer.
 
The event was full of festivities including a game of bingo with our very own Mr Jowitt acting up as 'bingo-caller', musical numbers from our Big Band featuring pieces from the recent whole school production 'Me and My Girl' as well as traditional Christmas carols led by Anna Lamplough. As always, Mrs Machin and her team of students put on a festive spread for the 97 attendees who came along this year, a record turnout.
 
Charity and community plays an integral role in the life of the School with a dedicated charity committee who run fundraising events throughout the year. Headmaster, Michael Getty, commented on how the students' "kindness and genuine desire to support and entertain our elderly guests would make their parents feel very proud."
 
For more information on how we support our local community visit our: Community Page.
 
 

Our Memorial Hall was transformed into a festive get together with food, music and more!

Annual House Music Competition
House Music Competition
 
On Tuesday 27 November our annual House Music competition was held, a staple of co-curricular life in the school. The competition brings together student musicians from all ages across the Senior School.
 
It featured a packed-programme of performances ranging from: Kitchener's Brass version of  Queen's 'Bohemiam Rhapsody',Barratt's rendition of 'This is Me' and an accomplished piano solo from Dutton.
 
All four houses were closely matched but Kitchener ended on a high note and were crowned the eventual champions.
Our adjudicator for the afternoon's proceeding, Sally Mudway described the performances as "accomplished" and " full of conviction."

 

Our talented student musicians take on all manner of music genres!

'Me and My Girl' delights audiences

The Mitchell Arts Centre was transformed into a 1930's landscape following Bill Snibson's journey from cockney gent to high society Earl!