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Senior School Entrance Examination

On Friday 16 October from 9.00am - 4.00pm we welcome Year 6 pupils to take our Senior School Entrance Test. If you would like your child to take part but haven’t yet registered please contact our Registrar, Mrs Chris Quigley, on 01782 664620 for more information.

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'Me and My Girl' at the Mitchell Arts Centre

Newcastle-under-Lyme School proudly presents its Whole School Production, Me and My Girl.

The production runs from Thursday 15th - Saturday 17th November at the Mitchell Arts Centre.

A brief synopsis

The Hareford family is in complete disarray. Lord Hareford has passed away and a mad panic ensues to locate his heir. Finally, the family solicitor, Parchester, tracks down the renegade Lord, but he isn’t quite what the family had expected!

Follow the trials, tribulations and mayhem that ensue when two social spheres collide, with entirely unexpected consequences.

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Come and see our Whole School Musical production which runs from the 15th - 17th November!

The Senior Prefects are announced

Mr Getty announced the appointments of Senior Prefects in the first assembly this morning. 

Head Girl is Sandali Agarwal and Deputy Head Girl is Millie Wain. Head Boy is Charlie Nash and Deputy Head Boy is Aum Chaudhary. They will lead a team of 24 prefects, supporting the Headmaster and Senior Staff and assisting with pastoral duties amongst the younger pupils.

Mr Getty announced the appointments of Head Girl and Head Boy in the first assembly this morning

Students Excel under New GCSE System

National fears over tougher new GCSEs were dispelled at Newcastle-under-Lyme School as the school celebrated a stunning set of exam results with almost 30% of all grades achieving the new Grade 9/A** result.

The school increased its top grade performance despite claims that the new GCSE would be more demanding securing a very impressive 62.2% grade 7-9 or A**-A pass rate. Current Headmaster, Nick Vernon, was delighted and commented, "These results are superb and a wonderful testimony to the hard work of the pupils and our dedicated staff team. To have almost 2 out of every 3 entries securing an A**-A or Grade 7-9 is a fantastic achievement.

Furthermore, it is only fair to give praise to Eleanor Burnham, Sidonie Coker, Freya Edwards, Emma Li, Rebecca McCabe and Nikhita Nachiappan who secured a perfect sweep on grade 9s and A*s which is quite exceptional".

New Headmaster, Michael Getty, who takes up his post in September, was also present on the day and echoed Mr Vernon’s sentiments adding, "This year group has done incredibly well. The number of top grades secured is very high and it is spread right across the board from subjects as diverse as Art to Latin and the Sciences. In Chemistry over 81% of all grades were at grade 7-9, with this being even higher in Physics at 84% and 88% in Biology. The same success has been seen in Art, 89% and Latin at 92%.

This year group is now placed incredibly well as it moves towards Sixth Form and A-level study to reach for the stars once more."

More information can be found on our Examinations Page

GCSE students celebrate a stunning set of exam results with 62.2% graded 7-9!

Student Diplomats debate International Issues

Over the weekend an enthusiastic team of  students represented Iran and Canada at the 2018 Model United Nations (MUN) conference at Stockport Grammar School.

In an MUN simulation, students take on the role of diplomats representing state and non-state actors whereby they debate political issues with the aim of producing a resolution agreed by the entire committee/assembly.

During the conference, issues as diverse as capital punishment, colonies on Mars and foreign military intervention were debated at length throughout the weekend.

We were extremely proud to win two awards at the end of the weekend. Highly Commended Delegate was awarded to Eleanor Burnham and Outstanding Delegate for James Cheffins. 

Considering this was the first MUN experience for many of the students they should be proud of their input and achievements over the weekend.

From Capital Punishment to Colonies on Mars!

 

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