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|Motto||Nunquam Non Nova, Summa Sequendo
(literally, "Never Not New, Strive for the Highest", usually taken to mean "Always Striving for New Heights")
|Chair of Governors||Rosemary Evans|
|DfE URN||124487 Tables|
|Houses||Barratt, Dutton, Kitchener and Myott|
|Colours||Red and Black|
|Affiliation||Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference|
|Website||Newcastle-under-Lyme School Website|
Newcastle-under-Lyme School is an independent school in the town of Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire, England. It is the product of an amalgamation between the old Newcastle High School (formed 1874) and the Orme Girls' School (formed 1876). Today, the school consists of a nursery, a preparatory department, the senior school and the sixth form. It takes both boys and girls from 3–18 and provides them with a high level of education. The sixth form is known for its performance at A-level.
It is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC), an association of the head teachers of the leading day and boarding independent schools in the United Kingdom. Membership of the HMC is often considered as what defines a school as a public school in England or Wales, placing it amongst the more prestigious private schools. It is one of the top 100 performing schools in England in terms of A-level results.
Notable former pupils
- William Watkiss Lloyd (1813–1893), writer and scholar.
- T. E. Hulme (1883–1917), writer.
- George Wade (1891–1986), pottery manufacturer.
- Camilla Wedgwood (1901–1955), anthropologist.
- Frank Barlow (1911–2009), historian.
- John Wain (1925–1994), writer, poet and academic.
- Alan J Sinclair (born 1952), diabetologist and clinical scientist.
- Robert Sinclair MacKay (born 1956), mathematician.
- David J. C. MacKay (1967–2016), academic engineer.
- Roger Johnson (born 1970), TV newsreader.
- Sarah Willingham (born 1973), media entrepreneur.
- Dominic Burgess (born 1982), TV and film actor.
- Geraint Vincent, TV journalist.
- Lawrence J. G. Ahearne Botanist and grass producer