Newcastle-under-Lyme School

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Newcastle-under-Lyme School
Motto Nunquam Non Nova, Summa Sequendo
(literally, "Never Not New, Strive for the Highest", usually taken to mean "Always Striving for New Heights")
Established c. 1604
Type Independent school
Headmaster David Williamson
Chair of Governors Rosemary Evans
Location Mount Pleasant
53°00′37″N 2°13′04″W / 53.0104°N 2.2179°W / 53.0104; -2.2179Coordinates: 53°00′37″N 2°13′04″W / 53.0104°N 2.2179°W / 53.0104; -2.2179
DfE URN 124487 Tables
Staff 85
Students 865
Gender Mixed
Ages 3–18
Houses Barratt, Dutton, Kitchener and Myott
Colours Red and Black
Former pupils Castilians
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)[1] and the Orme Girls' School (formed 1876).[1] 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.

Sixth Form Centre
Victoria Building

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.[2]

Notable former pupils[edit]


  1. ^ a b "About the school". Newcastle-under-Lyme School. 
  2. ^ "Top A-level results". The Sentinel. 2014-08-14. Retrieved 2014-08-14.