Welcome to Newman Catholic School

Term starts again on Jan 6th - 8.45pm

Looking for a new hobby in the new year? Why not try Cheerleading? We are running a free after school club for all students. Why not come along and give it a try. More details here.Newman School Cheerleading Poster

Our Awards Evening was a great success. Official photographs are here to view. Password newman14 for access.

Well done to our Young Enterprise team,  Luguvalium, who won two prizes at the Christmas Trade Fare. Find out more about Luguvalium's success here.

Thank you to St Bede's and St Margaret Mary's Primary School for attending our carol service. It was a lovely service kindly hosted by St Bede's Church. All pupils performed wonderfully and it was lovely to see so many friendly faces in the congregation. Click here to see photographs of the concert.

As Christmas approaches we want all of our pupils to be safe. If your child is driving then have a look at these resources to help keep them safe on the roads this Christmas.

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

2014-16 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.

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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.


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.