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School NameNewark Academy
Postal addressLondon Road
NG24 3AL
Telephone No.01636 615000
Enquiries contact nameMrs K Barber
Name of Head Teacher / PrincipalMs I Peňa
Name of Executive Head TeacherMr A Seymour
Name of the Chair of the Local Governing BodyMrs E Rossall

The address to contact the Chair of the Local Governing Body is the school address as above.
Name of SENDCoMrs G Willis
Admissions arrangements (Current Academic Year)Admission Arrangements 2023/24
Admissions arrangements (Next Academic Year)Admission Arrangements 2024/25
Admissions arrangements (Following Academic Year)Admission Arrangements for 2025/26
Suspensions and Exclusions Policy
Most recent OFSTED reportThe latest OFSTED report can be found here.

KS4 results

Progress 8 score+0.34
Attainment 8 score46.5
English and Maths (Basic)44%
Student DestinationsFor Student destination data please follow the link.

KS5 results

Contextual ProgressN/A
Average gradeC+
Student retention40
Student destinations

DfE Performance tables

DfE Performance TablesPlease follow the link attached to DFE school performance information

Parents and other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum we offer by visiting our Curriculum page.


The school's approach to the curriculumWe follow a three-year Key Stage 3 curriculum which meets and further develops the demands of the National Curriculum.
Curriculum contentThrough our delivery of a knowledge-rich, broad and balanced curriculum we ensure every student experiences a smooth transition from Key Stage 2 into Key Stage 3. Whilst we retain a strong focus on core subjects, our comprehensive programme of study also includes Science, Modern Foreign Languages, Humanities, Design and Technology, Expressive Arts, Physical Education and Religious Studies. We have a bespoke Personal Development curriculum which is designed to develop spiritual, moral, social and cultural appreciation. It also teaches children how to keep themselves and others safe through strong themes related to relationships and age appropriate sex education. Furthermore, we place great importance and emphasis on the development of literacy, numeracy, oracy and reading within and across subjects and, in doing so, we provide our students with the confidence, knowledge and skills they will require at Key Stage 4 and beyond.
Name of Curriculum LeadMiss Y Elsey


GCSE QualificationsLevel 2/GCSE Qualifications
Following the exposure to an extensive knowledge rich key stage three curriculum our students in year 10 and 11 are now fully equipped and able to pursue areas of personal interest and follow a two year programme of study which culminates in end of year exams at the end of the key stage. We provide our students with the opportunity and encouragement to study the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) pathway which consists of English, Maths, Science, Modern Foreign Languages, Humanities and Computing. This offer is complemented by a wide range of optional subjects, such as Computer Science, Spanish, German, French, Geography, History, Business, Health & Social, Art, Resistant Materials, Creative iMedia, Food, Drama, Product Design, Religious Studies and Sport Studies.
Name of Curriculum LeadMiss Y Elsey


16-19 Qualifications on offerOur Key Stage 5 students have the opportunity to follow a tailored programme of study in Years 12 and 13 and can select from a wide range of A-Level and equivalent qualifications. Our Key Stage 5 offer supports students who wish to follow either an academic or vocational pathway as part of their next phase of learning and we are immensely proud of our partnerships with local FE and HE institutions. Consequently, our students go on to employment, apprenticeships and training and/or university; the number of Newark students gaining places at Oxbridge and other Russell Group universities continues to rise each year.

Values and Ethos

Statement of Values and EthosNewark Academy has a very clear ethos focussed on the achievement and well-being of all our students.

We believe that a school should be at the very heart of the community and place great value on collaboration, partnership and service alongside a range of core values that compliment academic excellence.

Work Hard, Be Kind

We develop commitment, independence and courtesy in all or our students. We expect the very highest standards and in return we value and respect student ideas and opinions.

We are relentless in the pursuit of academic excellence for every student.

We insist on the highest standards of behaviour at all times.

We care deeply about our students and expect them to work hard and be kind.

We encourage staff to be creative, independent and ambitious. We expect them to challenge and inspire our students, providing high quality learning and experiences that motivate students to be the very best they can. High standards and academic rigour underpin our daily work.

We promote the development of leadership skills and offer a range of opportunities for students to take an active role in improving their school.

We believe that a wide range of enrichment opportunities promote independent learning. Students are expected to learn beyond the classroom and to develop the skills and attributes they need to lead full and successful lives.
Behaviour PolicyThe Behaviour Policy is available to download here.
Attendance Procedure
Uniform Standards
Safeguarding/Child protectionThe Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy is available to download here.
Anti-bullying policyThe aim of our anti-bullying policy is to clarify for students and staff that bullying is always unacceptable. We wish to encourage an environment where independence is celebrated and individuals can flourish without fear. Every student has the right to be safe and happy, and to be protected when feeling vulnerable.

Our anti-bullying policy is contained within our Behaviour Policy which can be downloaded via the link.
Health and Safety policyThe Health and Safety Policy is available to download here.
First Aid PolicyThe First Aid Policy is available to download here.
Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions
Complaints policyThe Complaints Policy is available to download here.
Managing Serial and Unreasonable Complaints policyThis policy is contained within the Complaints policy.
Complaints receivedNone
SEND PolicyThe SEND Policy is available to download here.
Freedom of Information Publication SchemeThe Trust Freedom of Information Publication Scheme available to download here.
Charging and Remissions PolicyThe Charging and Remissions Policy is available to download here.
Whistleblowing PolicyThe Trust Whistleblowing Policy is available to download here.
Online Safety Procedure
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Policy
Amount of pupil premium allocation for the current yearThe 2023-2024 Pupil Premium Plan can be found here.
PE and Sports Premium Funding AllocationNot applicable
How we are spending the fundingNot applicable
The impact on pupilsNot applicable
How we will ensure the impact is sustainableNot applicable
16-19 Tuition Fund16-19 Tuition Funding document attached

Special Education Needs (SEND) Report

SEND report for the current academic yearSEND report attached

Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils

Accessibility ProcedureSchool accessibility plan attached

Public Sector Equality Duty

Equality ObjectivesEquality objectives attached.

Newark Academy is committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity and places great value on the diversity of its community. The provision of equality of opportunity and respect for the needs and rights of the individual are fundamental to our GREAT values of Newark Academy.

Newark Academy fulfils its general and specific duties in relation to equality of opportunity and actively demonstrates due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity, and foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities, in all strands as identified in the Equality Act 2010.

How we approach this is outlined below:

Equality Objectives

- To improve the attendance of all students to at least 96% and continue to keep persistent absence to be below national figures.
- To improve the achievement of SEND students and disadvantaged students and to narrow the achievement gap between SEND students and non-SEND students and disadvantaged and advantaged students.
- To raise expectations amongst staff and students in order that all students make at least expected progress each year in all core subjects.
- To ensure that all young people who are eligible for pupil premium (in receipt of free school meals in the last 6 years or are a child in care) have adequate support so that they attend school regularly and make expected progress that is in line with their peers.
- To review and revise the curriculum so that it represents a diverse culture and society and encourages tolerance and respect.
- To ensure that images used around school, for example, in lessons, noticeboards, assemblies represent the diverse culture and society we live in.
- To improve communication with parents and carers who are marginalised by personal circumstances such as lack of transport, language barriers or low confidence by liaising with them regularly and meeting with them regularly and providing support such as interpreters, as necessary.
- To improve attendance at parents' evenings, particularly for those students who are eligible for pupil premium funding, have a special need or disability or for whom English is an additional language.
- To ensure that young people who attend Newark Academy have a voice through promotion of the student council and increased opportunities for wider enrichment and leadership and leadership opportunities.
School's Career LeaderMrs Ali Brown
01636 615000
Careers Programme SummaryPlease see linked document.
How we measure and assess the impact of the careers programme on pupilsPlease see linked document.
Date of next reviewAugust 2024
Baker Clause Policy StatementPlease see linked document.
Careers Guidance and Access For Education and Training Providers Policy StatementCareers Guidance and Access For Education and Training Providers Policy Statement
Data Protection PolicyThis document gives information about how the schools within the trust and the trust itself manages, processes and protects data.
Privacy Notice for Pupil DataWe use information that we gather in relation to our pupils for various purposes. Information that we hold in relation to a pupil is known as personal data. This will include data that we obtain from pupils directly and data which we obtain from other people and organisations. We might also need to continue to hold personal data for a period of time after pupils have left the school/trust. Anything that we do with this personal data is known as processing.

The school/trust is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses personal data and to meeting its data protection obligations.

Please see the attached document for full details.
Privacy Notice for Parent/Carer Data
Privacy Notice for Trust Workforce Data

School Governor Information

Names of Governors, terms of office, date of appointments and who appointed themMrs Elaine Rossall (MBE) Chair of Governors (Community)
Mr Martin Booth(Community)
Neil Bilton (Parent)
Richard Birch (Parent)
Andy Hardy (Community)
Carole Lymn (Community)
Christine Wright (Community)
Ashley Lawrence (Community)
Vincent Parker (Community)
Lee Robinson (Community)
Inma Pena (Head Teacher)
Sally Goodman (School)
Grace Williams (School)
Clerk - Karen Barber
Structure and responsibilitiesPlease find attached the Governance Scheme of Delegation.
Link Governor for SafeguardingElaine Rossall
Link Governor for SENDElaine Rossall
Link Governor for CurriculumMartin Booth
Link Governor for CareersMartin Booth
Link Governor for Governor DevelopmentElaine Rossall
Other Link GovernorsRichard Birch - Sixth Form
Neil Bilton - Business Operations and Health & Safety
Attendance record at meetings over the last academic yearGovernor meeting attendance.
Pecuniary Interests of Governors (Current Academic Year)

Trust Governance Team

Names of Trustees, terms of office, date of appointments and who appointed themMargaret Monckton (Chair)
Adrian Stephenson (Vice Chair)

Lucy Burrow
Tony Glover
Steve Crawford
Stuart Howells
Jason Carter
Sayed Yasmin Hussain
James Ellis
Gavin Brown

Please follow the link to the Nova Education Trust website for further details.
Names of Members of the Academy TrustJonathan Sims
Nicola Morrison
Nichole Munro
Nicolle Ndiweni
Chairs of Sub-CommitteesEducation Committee: Adrian Stephenson
People and Remuneration Committee: Lucy Burrow
Strategic, Finance & Operations Committee: Steve Crawford
Audit Committee: Jason Carter
Chair of Newark Academy LGB Sub-CommitteeMrs E Rossall

The address to contact the Chair of the Local Governing Body is the school address as above.

Trust Governance Documents

Members, Trustees, Accounting Officer and Executives Pecuniary InterestsFurther information is provided on the Nova Education Trust website. Please follow the related link.
Governance structuresThe Nova Education Trust Scheme of Delegation are available to download here.
Board Diversity DataOur published report provides diversity data about the board and our local committees.
Trust annual audited accounts and reportPlease follow the link to be taken to the latest Trust annual audited accounts and report.
Memorandum and Articles of AssociationA copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association for Nova Education Trust can be accessed on the Nova Education Trust website. Please follow the related link.
Funding AgreementA copy of the Funding Agreement for Nova Education Trust can be accessed on the Nova Education Trust website. Please follow the related link.
Main School Risk AssessmentFor further information on specific risk assessments please contact the school.
COVID Risk Assessment
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Trading disclosuresNova Education Trust
Company Number 07635510

A PRI/LBG/NSC/(Exempt) incorporated on 16 May 2011.

Registered office address is Nova Education Trust Office (C19), The Sir Colin Campbell Building, The University Of Nottingham, Triumph Road, Nottingham, England, NG7 2TU. Telephone: 0115 807 7777.

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