Welcome to Newark Academy

At Newark Academy we are highly aspirant and ambitious for our students and our community. We are committed to providing an outstanding, local education and are relentless in our pursuit of high standards of academic achievement and excellence for all.

As part of the Torch Academy Gateway Trust, Newark Academy benefits from the partnership and support of a leading educational trust with a proven track record of delivering outstanding education provision.

"Newark Academy is an 11–18 school. Our aim is to provide an outstanding education for local children and to become a beacon of excellence at the heart of our community.

I hope that as you explore our site, you will get a flavour of the unique culture that exists within our academy. I invite prospective parents to visit us and find out why Newark Academy is the right choice for your child."

Andy Seymour
Head of School

Our Vision

We have the highest expectations of both staff and students in all aspects of academy life and demand nothing but the best. Through strong discipline and outstanding teaching, every student will be supported to achieve success and realise their full potential.

We are committed to providing stimulating, challenging and engaging learning experiences that ignite imagination and a thirst for knowledge in our students. We invest heavily in staff development to ensure that Teaching, Learning and Assessment are very much at the heart of everything we do.

Whilst academic excellence is important, we are equally passionate about developing students as lifelong learners and promote core values of hard work, courtesy, co-operation and service. We provide a safe, secure and nurturing environment where every student is cared for and supported to become a well rounded and respectful citizen, fully prepared to make a sustained and substantial contribution to both the local and global community.

Please take time to explore our website. We encourage visits to our state-of-the art Academy building, particularly during the day where you will meet some of our talented and dedicated students and staff who are all immensely proud to belong to Newark Academy.

Latest News and Tweets

  • Year 7 Celebration Evening

    Fun night for families of the school!

    On Thursday 15th September, Newark Academy welcomed its new Year 7’s and their families to its restyled Year 7 Celebration Evening.

    Over 230 people came along to enjoy a fun-filled evening at the academy in the new, state of the art auditorium. Guests enjoyed a ‘mocktail’ and tasters from the school canteen menu, before enjoying a fantastic quiz hosted by Mr Brown, including rounds on music, general knowledge and sport.

    There was a trophy for the winning team and also ‘wooden spoon’ awards for the two teams with the lowest scores, along with boxes of chocolates! Teams were made up of students, parents, teachers and staff, to enable everyone to get to know each other better.

    Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the evening was a huge success. Newark Academy would like to thank you all for coming and, once again, welcome our Year 7’s to the school.

    Posted 27/09/2016 by Whole School

  • Kassia Climbs Mount Snowdon for BLESMA

    Kassia Chapman in Year 8, raised money in a number of ways leading up to her climb

    During the summer break, Kassia succeeded in climbing Mount Snowdon as part of her fundraising efforts for BLESMA. The charity helps ex-Service men and women who have suffered life-changing limb loss, and is a charity that means a lot to Kassia’s family as her dad, who previously served in the army, lost one of his legs.

    Before the climb Kassia trained by doing a number of walks around Newark and Balderton. She also roped in help from family and friends to bake cakes to sell at school to help raise money for the charity.

    Kassia and her dad were joined by other army personnel and their families on the day of climb, where they battled high winds and fog to finally make it to the top.

    “It was hard work. Some of the climb got really steep and we were against winds up to 80mph! I don’t like heights so some of the climb was a bit nerve-wracking, especially the big drops. Dad and his friends really motivated me to get to the top and it was a great sense of achievement when we got there,” she said.

    “Thank you to everyone that helped me and donated money. I like a challenge so I think next year we might do something to do with swimming and cycling.”

    Well done to Kassia on this amazing achievement. 

    Posted 16/09/2016 by Whole School

  • Tennis Star at Newark Academy

    Isabella Chapman in Year 8 has been selected by the Nottinghamshire Lawn Tennis Association to train

    The offer came after a fantastic string of achievements for Isabella over the Summer. In July she won the girls U16 club Championship at Caunton Tennis Club for the second time and in August she won the U12 and U14 singles club Championships at Grantham Tennis Club. She now has a gruelling season ahead, training six times a week with weekend tournaments too.

    Well done Isabella and good luck!

    Posted 15/09/2016 by Whole School

  • Newark Academy Student to Star in Newark Christmas Pantomime

    Congratulations to Sophie Rouse in Year 9 who has secured a place in Jack and the Beanstalk

    Auditions took place on 11th September where over 70 children between the ages of 9 and 16 attended with the hope of being chosen as part of the Junior Chorus.

    There will be only two teams of eight juniors that will be singing and dancing in this year’s pantomime in December, so it’s a great achievement for Sophie. Jessica Flanagan in Year 9 has also been successful in securing a place on the reserve team for the show. Overall there will be forty shows with each team performing in twenty.

    We want to say a big well done to every Newark Academy student who auditioned for a place, you were all fantastic and it was a tough call!

    Posted 14/09/2016 by Whole School

  • Race for Life report

    The Newark Academy turned pink for the morning on Thursday 5th May.

    On Thursday 5th May The Newark Academy turned pink for the morning.  Approximately 500 girls took part in our very own Race for Life. 

    The day started in the Sports Hall with motivating music blasting out.  Carefully chosen tunes were played, not only to motivate the students and staff but to let them quietly remember those who they were running for.

    The event started with a minutes cheering and clapping in memory of those who are suffering or have suffered from Cancer, a moment that made goose bumps shiver over us! A truly amazing moment.  

    We then had a special guest who spoke about her experiences of Cancer and running the London Marathon in aid of Cancer Research UK.  Another moment to reflect upon the reasons to take part in our very own Race for Life.

    Then followed a Zumba warm up session by Eva which motivated and prepared the girls for the task ahead.  Fun, energetic, loud and exciting the girls really engaged with the whole process.

    Then it was time for the main event.  Out to the field all 500 of us went.  After a brief description of the course the countdown was on.  500 students and staff members crossed the start line for this wonderful cause. 

    We had serious runners who had set themselves targets of 5 or 6 laps to students who were in a three-legged scenario.  The day was about fun, raising awareness and of course raising money for Cancer Research UK, and all three of the criteria were fulfilled.

    Barnby the Monkey from Radio Newark came to support the event with an team of reporters who were live on Radio Newark for the whole morning from the Academy.

    A brilliant day, supported by so many, FONA, John Hunt Primary, William Gladstone, Farndon Primary, Bishop Alexander Primary and of course the whole Newark Academy team – staff and students.  The event wouldn’t have been such a success if everyone had not worked together for a great cause.

    Thank you to all involved.

    Posted 13/05/2016 by Whole School

  • Well done Brandon!

    Helps officiates a very special football match

    This week saw Brandon Mersh (Y10) of The Newark Academy take to the field at Nottingham Forest's City Ground to help officiate a very special football match between die-hard fans of both Forest and local rivals Derby County.

    Brandon has ambitions one day to become a top flight referee and today has given him his first taster of officiating in one of the best football grounds in the country. The Newark Academy would like to congratulate Brandon on his performance and conduct today.

    Well done Brandon!

    Posted 11/05/2016 by Whole School

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