Newport Free Grammar School

Newport Free Grammar School
Newport Free Grammar School
Motto Suffer and Serve
Established 1588
Type Comprehensive
Headteacher Mr Seán O' Hagan
Specialisms Language
Location Bury Water Lane
CB11 3TR
England England
Local authority Essex
DfE URN 115352
Ofsted Reports
Students approx. 852
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Houses      Frankland      Caius
     Saxie      Banstead
     Morden      Trappes

Coordinates: 51°59′26″N 0°12′50″E / 51.990558°N 0.213817°E / 51.990558; 0.213817

Newport Free Grammar School, in Newport, Essex, England was founded in 1588.[1] The school is a mixed comprehensive school with a sixth form. It previously existed in different forms including a boarding school and a grammar school. The Headteacher is Mr Seán O' Hagan and the Deputy headteachers are Kay Turner, Matthew Gibson and Mike Hodgkiss. There are about 852 students, including 194 in the sixth form.[2]


Specialist status

The school achieved Specialist Language College status in July 2003 from DfES and has been a Language College since September 2003.[3] The school achieved a second specialism in Science, commencing 1 September 2008 but this was later lost.

Academic standards

A-Level results

In 2011 NFGS was ranked ‎405th out of the 429 institutions supplying A-Level results to the Telegraph league table, based on A-Level A*, A and B grade %ages[4].

Following their inspection on 15 March 2006, Ofsted rated the school as good, Grade 2 on a four point scale. They said:

"Newport Free Grammar is a good school which provides good value for money. The acquisition of language college status has had a big impact on standards and quality. Much of the teaching is good though it needs improving in mathematics and information and communication technology (ICT). In subjects such as languages and humanities, teaching is sometimes outstanding, even inspirational. The school demonstrates that it has good capacity to maintain high standards where they exist and to use these as exemplars of good practice and thus further improve overall."[5]

Notable alumni


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