Isaac Newton Academy (Secondary)
Redbridge, United Kingdom
About Isaac Newton Academy (Secondary)
Isaac Newton Academy opened in September 2012 in Ilford, East London, in brand new, purpose-built accommodation. The Academy has been carefully designed with ARK’s philosophy in mind and has facilities and resources to support a rich and diverse 21st century curriculum. It will have an intake of 180 year 7 pupils each year. When full, in 2018, there will be 1,250 pupils (900 11 – 16 year olds and 350 sixth formers). The Academy benefits from joining a number of successful secondary schools in the diverse Redbridge community as well as being part of the ARK Schools network.
About Isaac Newton Academy
The Academy is a non-selective, co-educational school, with six forms of entry. It is based in new buildings between Ilford High Road and Green Lane in Ilford. The school’s learning community is based upon the core values of mutual respect, personal discipline, and an unwavering commitment on the part of all community members to do whatever it takes to excel. The first cohort of Year 7 pupils arrived in September 2012 and the academy will continue to grow, year on year.
The London Borough of Redbridge forecasts a significant deficit in secondary school places over the coming years. The new Academy will thus serve a critical, long term need for the community. Although the local area encompasses considerable economic disadvantage, its young people achieve some of the best results in London schools. ARK Schools have been chosen to sponsor the academy because of the success of our educational model and the alignment of our educational vision with the Redbridge context.
Aims, Vision and Values
Our Mission and Core Purpose
At Isaac Newton Academy our core purpose (mission) is to equip students with the knowledge, learning power and character necessary for success at university and beyond.
- Set clear, ambitious goals, and rigorously monitor our progress in achieving them
- Offer a curriculum emphasising core academic subjects, while providing the facilities and the specialist staff to meet and stimulate a wider range of interests
- Employ an approach to teaching that instils knowledge, understanding and a desire to learn
- Ensure that all students, teachers, staff and parents commit fully to making Isaac Newton Academy a vibrant learning community.
We strive to create a stimulating, challenging and rewarding environment in which to support learning, teaching, development and progress. We share a collective duty of care for resources, facilities and accommodation.
At Isaac Newton Academy everyone is a learner with needs and entitlements. We all have a responsibility to support everyone else in the school community with their learning and a role to play in encouraging ambition, hope and optimism in our fellow learners.
We model good learning habits and we discuss and reflect on our learning journeys. Everyone is expected to work hard and with a common sense of purpose and direction.
The ethos of Isaac Newton Academy is one of mutual respect and consideration. Interactions between members of staff, between students and between staff and students are based on trust and the highest regard for each other. The language we use and the way in which we communicate with each other reflect this. The authority of staff is acknowledged and respected.