Newent Community School and Sixth Form Centre
Newent is a small town of some 4000 inhabitants and is situated ten miles north west of Gloucester city within three miles of the Herefordshire border. Since we are close to the M50 motorway we have easy access to Wales, the Midlands and the South West of England.
Newent Community School and Sixth Form Centre was Gloucestershire’s first purpose built ‘comprehensive’ and the doors were opened in April 1965 to the 650 pupils who moved from the existing bi-lateral school in the town. In April 2015, our thriving school will have provided 50 Years of service to the town and the rural community.
The School is larger than average and it was converted to an Academy in September 2012.
The proportion of students who are disabled or have additional educational needs and are currently supported at school action is below average, as is the proportion supported by an Education Health Care Plan.
Around an eighth of students are supported by the Pupil Premium funding , which is additional government funding for students known to be eligible for free school meals, and those looked after by the local authority or from armed service families. This is below average, as is the proportion of students eligible for Year 7 catch-up funding.
A number of students at KS4 are educated part time at Hartpury and Gloucester Colleges, pursuing courses such as Animal Care, Horse Care, Land based studies and Hair and Beauty
The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress.
Each tutor group is part of the overall House system and we have three Houses – Collingwood, Mountbatten and Nelson. Many competitive events are run for the students within the House system including: Football; Netball; Basketball; Swimming; Sports Day; Inter -House Quiz and the House Festival.
On the 35 acre campus there are extensive sporting and leisure facilities, including: a floodlit all weather pitch and tennis courts; sports hall; gymnasium; fitness suite and indoor heated swimming pool - all of which are for use by the school and wider community.