Welcome to Newman Catholic School

Year 9 Guided Choices Evening - 4.30 - 6.30pm on Thursday 12/2/16 at the Harraby Community Centre.

School Bus Routes - Jan 2016 Updated travel arrangements - 1st February

Safer Internet Day is February 9th so there are a variety of activities being held  at school throughout the week. Assemblies and tutor activities will remind students on the importance of staying safe online.

SID 9th Feb




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 - 3.55pm.







We plan to take Sixth Form students to see the stage version of William Golding’s classic novel Lord of the Flies in Newcastle on Thursday 10th March for the 7.30pm performance. Please return this letter to Mr Reardon if you would like to reserve a place. Lord of the Flies theatre letter

We are participating in the BBC News Reporter programme- to view our stories please click here.

Confused about GCSE reform in English and Maths? Click below to find out more -

GCSE Maths Reform

GSCE English Reform




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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.


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.