Welcome to Newman Catholic School

Arrangements for GCSE Results
Can students please collect their results at 9.00am on the 25th August? The only entrance to school will be on Pennine Way through the playground and into the main hall. There will be signs to guide you. The main school reception will not be accessible. Parking is also available on the playground. Good luck everyone!
Revised Bus Timetable - September 2016

Please see the revised school bus timetable which will take effect from Monday 5 September 2016.  Revised Bus Timetable - September 2016

Proposed Berlin Trip - July 2017

The school is proposing the above visit next summer which will be open to students in all year groups.  Please see details on the attached letter.  Berlin Visit Letter - July 2017University Application Process

Year 12 University Application Process information is attached from Head of Sixth Form - Year 12 University Application Process


 Newman School Prom - 2016

Prom photos can be accessed by clicking on the Keltic Rose logo below.

KRSchool Progress Letter

Please find attached a letter to parents/carers outlining the school's progress to date School Progress Letter - April 2016Changes to bus information

Number 5 Route - Wigton Road - Thomson Coaches will no longer be supplying the bus for this route. Stagecoach will now run this bus service. Same times apply.

School Transport Arrangements - Update

Good news - there will be a slight change to the bus arrangements. There will no longer be a bus at 4.00 pm from school for students who are attending after school clubs. Instead students who attend will be given a mega rider which will take them directly to the nearest bus stop to their home, including transfers to another route. Tickets should be collected after the club at reception from Mrs Fisher.

School Bus Routes - Jan 2016Exam InformationSummer exam timetable has now been published and can be viewed here

Latest Letters

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Headmaster's Message


Mr J McAuley

Dear All

Newman is a genuinely comprehensive school. We believe that each student brings a special talent to our community. Strong pastoral care is vital to our success and creates a happy, caring atmosphere.

As a smaller school, we get to know our students well; their wellbeing is our foundation. This strong pastoral care enables us to support our students, not only with their academic work, but also in the varied extra-curricular activities which are so important as they develop. We endeavour to meet their needs as individuals, and help them to use their talents, discover new skills and to face the future with optimism.

We have high expectations of our students; we expect them to work hard, to play hard and to take a full part in the life of the school. In return, we strive to provide the best teaching and guidance in a caring and supportive environment, where students are challenged and give of their best.

Newman is a Catholic school with Christian values. Our school is open to all students, regardless of faith. We simply ask that you share our aims for high standards of discipline, trust and respect, commitment to achievement and success for all students at every level of ability.

Partnership with families is very important and we seek at all times to work effectively with parents and carers to make our students' days at Newman rewarding and successful. Students are more likely to flourish when they know their parents and the school are working together for their benefit. We invite you to choose Newman for your child's secondary education and play a vital role in this partnership.


Have a look at our after school clubs. There's a club for everyone

2015-16 Term Dates

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Why Choose Newman School?

Here you will find some very good reasons why you should choose Newman Catholic School.


Additional Optional Clothing:

Black tracksuit bottoms, additional hoodie/waterproof jacket to go over the top of the school rugby shirt.

High Performance Badminton Club is back up and running at the Sands Centre on Wednesdays after school. Badminton club is also running at school on Thursdays and Fridays at school 3.05 - 3.55 pm.

Compulsory PE Kit:

School Rugby Shirt (All boys and girls for all lessons), Black Shorts, Red socks, Trainers for the 3G astro- turf.


The proportion of students attaining 5 or more GCSEs at grade A* to C has risen strongly and is above the national average.

Ofsted 2012

Behaviour is good and the school is very safe.

Ofsted 2012

Pastoral care is a strength of the school.