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Newcastle Academy
Gallowstree Lane, The Westlands, Newcastle Under Lyme ST5 2QS
Newcastle Academy is a non-selective academy. It has about 350 boys and girls aged between 11 and 16. In November 2019 the school was rated ‘Requires Improvement’ by Ofsted. The present school opened in 2015.
This school is a member of United Endeavour Trust. (Other schools in this trust include Clayton Hall Academy and Sir Thomas Boughey Academy.)
Particular strengths include Admissions, Environment and Disadvantaged pupils. Relative weaknesses include Progress and Representation.
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3.2Trentham Academy
3.3St Peter's CofE Academy
3.4Sir Thomas Boughey Academy
3.6Co-op Academy Stoke-On-Trent
3.7Madeley High School
4.2Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy
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Admissions: Excellent. The occupancy rate is very low and the offer rate is very high. There is no compulsory entrance exam.
Environment: Above average. Air pollution, traffic accidents and crime are all quite low.
Disadvantaged pupils: Above average. Progress up to age 16 is poor. Destinations at 16 are about average. There is no information for students aged 16-18.
Attendance: About average. Pupil absence rates and the incidence of persistent absence are both roughly average.
Destinations: Below average. The proportion of students going on to education or training at 16 is quite low. Show details
Representation: Out of balance. The socio-economic mix is slightly out of balance with the local community, while ethnic representation is out of balance with the local community. Show details
Finances: Poor. However, the school budget has been roughly in balance
Attainment: Poor. (This doesn't take into account pupils' prior performance. For that, see Progress.)
Progress: Poor. (This takes into account pupils' prior performance. For information about actual grades, see Attainment.)
Sixth form: There is no sixth form at this school.

Schools often provide or emphasise different subjects, especially in fields such as languages and the arts. The charts below show the relative popularities of exam subjects commonly sat at this school.
Popular GCSE subjects
Proportions of pupils entering in 2019
No A-level data
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