Isaac Newton Academy
Redbridge, United Kingdom
About Isaac Newton Academy
Isaac Newton Academy is a mixed, non-denominational, non-selective school for girls and boys aged 4-18. It is situated in Ilford, north-east London, and is part of Ark, an international charity that has 35 schools in Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth. The first intake of students was in 2012; by 2018, when the sixth form is in full use, the academy aims to reach its target capacity of 1,250 pupils. It was rated by Ofsted as “outstanding” in 2014.
Isaac Newton Academy was purpose-built as part of the Building Schools for the Future programme. In 2014 it opened its primary phase, which has just into new accommodation next to the secondary academy.
Values and vision
It is Isaac Newton Academy’s aim to equip pupils with the knowledge, learning power and character necessary for success at university and beyond. The school’s specialist subjects are music and maths. All the academy’s buildings have been specially designed to enhance learning and they include 10 science laboratories, a full-size sports hall, a suite of music and drama performance, recording and practice rooms, and state-of-the-art technology, food, art and textiles workshops.
“High standards have been achieved by the inspirational leadership of the principal, members of the leadership team and governing body. The academy has established very high quality teaching where every student succeeds. The impact of the academy’s unique specialisation in music and mathematics is highly evident. The students are very proud of learning a ‘big band’ instrument and really enjoy music making.”