Sixth Form Start Dates

Year 12 Enrolment Day

Year 12 students need to enrol as Sixth Form students on Tuesday 2nd September from 9.00am – 11.00am in the Sixth Form Centre. Lessons for Year 12 students will begin on Wednesday 3rd September.

Year 13 Enrolment Day

Year 13 students need to re-enrol on Wednesday 3rd September from 9.00am – 11.00am in the Sixth Form Centre. Lessons for Year 13 students will begin on Thursday 4th September.

New Year 7 Students

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 2nd September at 8:35am. The day will finish at 2:50pm. Students should be in full academy uniform.

Years 8, 9, 10 & 11 – Start Date & Times

Students in Year 8, 9, 10 and 11 will have a Shine, Success and September Conference
on Tuesday 2nd September 2014.  Students will come into the Academy in their ‘normal’ clothes and bring their ‘old’ blazers and sleeveless jumpers with them at the following times:
Year 8  9.15am to 10.45am
Year 9  10.45am to 12.15pm
Year 10  1.15pm to 2.45pm
Year 11  1.15pm to 2.45pm

I would ask that the old uniform is clean as we will be recycling this to our link schools in Uganda and India.  Students will receive their new uniform items which are fully subsidised by the Academy on this day.  These items will be a new blazer, tie and sleeveless jumper.  The students’ Year Group session will consist of uniform distribution, new planners, timetables and targets and expectations for the year.  As you can imagine this event has been organised to ensure that all students receive the correct sizes.  This will be checked by staff and is the reason that the students have allocated time slots throughout the day.  Please note the students must attend their allocated times due to logistics. After their particular session they will then leave the Academy premisesPlease note our new Year 7 students will be in the Academy throughout the day as part of the Joseph Swan Welcome programme.

The term will then officially start on Wednesday 3rd September.  As students will have their timetables and planners students will be straight into learning.  Please note after consultation with parents/carers and our local community the Academy day from September 2014 will begin at 8.35am and finish at 2.50pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  The Academy Day will finish at 2.20pm on a Wednesday.  There will be a full range of enrichment activities each day in the next Academic Year and not just on a Wednesday.  We have liaised with the bus companies regarding this issue.

We are really looking forward to September, for the start of the new academic year with the new Academy uniforms and with all our students and staff.  Thank you for your continued support.

Exceptional A Level Results at Joseph Swan Academy

Our ‘A’ Level results this year are quite simply fantastic. We have increased on every measure for our students, including a greater percentage of students getting the top grades than in the Academy’s history.

We have students going to many universities including Edinburgh, Newcastle, Durham, Glasgow, Hull, Teesside, Northumbria and Manchester to study a wide variety of courses including –

  • Astrophysics
  • Criminology
  • Business Studies
  • Fine Art
  • Nursing
  • Physics
  • Geography
  • History
  • English Literature
  • Sport
  • ICT Games Development
  • Law
  • Mechanical Engineering

Very well done to all our students. We are very proud of you all !

Year 7 September 2014

The Year 7, September 2014, Uniform will be available to collect from Monday 11th August, from the shop; Kidstyle, 62 Clayton Street (West), Newcastle, NE1 5PY.

Vex Robot Competition Champions

VEX RobotsOur STEM club competed in the VEX Robot Schools Competition at the Discovery Museum on 14 July.

The competition required a huge team effort to design, test and modify a robot capable of competing with 4 other schools in the ‘Swept Away’ contest.

There were some hard fought matches with a few unexpected challenges and design changes to contend with on the day. The determination and ingenuity of our pupils shone through as they were crowned Champions. Well done!


StarsJoseph Swan Academy’s STARS Club (Support To Achieve Real Success) celebrated the completion of a very successful year.

The Year 7 and 8 STARS have demonstrated a real determination to make progress in Mathematics.

Our pupils’ hard work and commitment was recognised at the STARS Celebration Party as they were presented with certificates for excellent attendance and for making significant progress in Mathematics this academic year.

Big Bang Fair

Big BangPupils from Joseph Swan Academy’s STEM Club (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) enjoying the Big Bang Fair at Northumbria University on 20th June.

Our pupils participated in a series of exciting shows and workshops that challenged their thinking and demonstrated the application of STEM subjects in the real world.

The event was thoroughly enjoyable and gave our pupils the opportunity to learn from some of today’s inspirational scientists and engineers.

Gemma Collis – Fencing Paralympian

Olympian 2014Some of our Gifted and talented Sporting Athletes were given an amazing opportunity to work with Gemma Collis a World Champion at Wheelchair Fencing who competed in the London 2012 Paralympics. Students completed a number of different workshops working towards the six steps to success in sport. Gemma commented on how enthusiastic and hard working the students were and was very impressed with the amount of talent we have at Joseph Swan Academy. She said she thoroughly enjoyed her visit and would love to work us again in the Future.