Newman Catholic College

Type Secondary
Age Range 11-19
Religion Roman Catholic
Address Harlesden Road
Brent
London
NW10 3RN
Phone 07407730929
Reference Number 101564

Description

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Newman Catholic College is a dedicated boys' school located in NW10 3RN, London. Founded in 1958, it is an inclusive and diverse educational institution, containing students aged from 11 to 19 years old. The school is a Voluntary Aided establishment with Roman Catholic religious affiliation and enrolls approximately 760 pupils. Newman Catholic College is committed to nurturing each student's individual attributes while prioritizing academic success and the development of the whole person. With an emphasis on pastoral care, the school encourages and supports the celebration of all faiths and cultures.

The school community at Newman Catholic College currently consists of 712 students in the sixth form, ranging from ages 16 to 18 years old. Ofsted rated Newman Catholic College as 'Good'. The average Progress 8 score for the school is above zero, indicating that students have made more progress, on average, than their peers nationwide. The school's English Baccalaureate average is 28%, which is slightly below the national average.

Newman Catholic College has a notable history, manifested by the successful careers of some of its alumni and controversies associated with its history, such as a previous bomb threat. The school also has a record of high staff turnover, with 26 teachers leaving in one year due to concerns about the environment. Despite these past issues, Newman Catholic College remains a dedicated institution, committed to the academic and personal growth of its students.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 712
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 93.54%
Girls: 6.46%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
7 73
8 131
9 84
10 96
11 98
12 167
13 63

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2022-10-06
Date Description Report
2022-05-04 School inspection School inspection
2016-11-15 Short inspection Short inspection
2011-09-21 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2010-05-25 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2009-05-06 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2007-09-25 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2006-05-24 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2004-06-17 Inspection Inspection

Attainment 8 Score

Attaimenment 8 is a measure of a pupil's average grade across a set of 8 subjects. The 8 subjects which make up Attainment 8 are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • 3 subjects from qualifications that count towards the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), like sciences, language and history
  • 3 more GCSE qualifications (including EBacc subjects) or technical awards from a list approved by the Department for Education
Each grade a pupil gets is assigned a point score from 9 (the highest) to 1 (the lowest). These scores are added up, with English and maths counted twice.

School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
35.9 Upgrade Upgrade

GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 29% Upgrade Upgrade
5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (or A-C) 39% Upgrade Upgrade

Progress 8 Score

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

School Score Percentile (loc) Percentile (nationwide)
-0.08 Upgrade Upgrade

Attainment 8 Score

Attaimenment 8 is a measure of a pupil's average grade across a set of 8 subjects. The 8 subjects which make up Attainment 8 are:

GCSE Results

Progress 8 Score

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

2023 Admissions

Number of Applications Number of Offers
First Preference Upgrade Upgrade
Second Preference 17 4
Third Preference 14 0
From another Local Authority 6 2

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