Welcome to Newman Catholic School

Year 8 Inter-form Rounders

Congratulation to Miss Kim and her students in 8MKI who won the inter-form rounders competition on Monday evening.

City Track and Field Championships

The PE department will be taking students from years 8, 9 and 10 to compete in the City Track and Field Championships at Caldew School on Wednesday. Good luck to all our students taking part!

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We are thrilled with the news that one of our Year 10 students, Cadet First Class Cameron Ruddick has been honoured by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant at the annual awards for Cumbria for recognition of his actions during the floods last December in Carlisle.  Cameron was one of the first cadets to answer the call when the crisis and relief centre was opened and he worked tirelessly paddling down Warwick Road and surrounding areas rescuing residents from their flooded homes.  Congratulations to the Sea Cadet Unit TS Cumberland.

Year 11 Arrangements

The arrangements for our Year 11 students have been posted out to Parent/Carers and students are expected to attend full time until Friday  17 June 2016.  Guidance for Year11 Students May 2016

As part of the celebrations planned to mark the end of examinations, and the end of Year 11's time together at Newman the booking has now been made for the Year 11 Prom at The Crown & Mitre Hotel on Thursday 30 June 2016 from 7  pm to 12 am.  More information to follow regarding tickets.

Year 11 Prom Letter - Year 11 Prom Letter May 2016School Progress Letter

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

The LRC is now up and running in U4 and students enjoyed choosing new books and taking part in competitions to celebrate its reopening.  Congratulation to our prize winners.

Changes 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 2016 Updated travel arrangements - 1st February

Exam Information
Summer exam timetable has now been published and can be viewed here
PE Department – Uniform Information

Now that things are returning to normal after the floods we need to take this opportunity to remind all parents of the school uniform policy for the PE department. All students should have the correct clothing for PE lessons before the end of February. We are aware that a number of students have had difficulties replacing their kit as a result of the flood. If your child does not have any of the compulsory school kit then they can bring an alternative until the end of February. Any family facing financial hardship should contact school.

Compulsory PE Kit:

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

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.

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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.


BBC News Reporter

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GCSE Reform

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GCSE Maths Reform

GSCE English Reform


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.