Welcome to Newman Catholic School

Ofsted letter for parents. Letter to Parents

Please come along and support our Young Enterprise group, Luguvalium, at the Spring Trade Fair at the Town Hall on February 28th between 10am and 2.30pm. This year's product is an activity book for young children which is competitively priced and oodles of fun.

We have welcomed 10 students from Peru into our school for the last 2 months. Before they leave they have organised a Peru information presentation on Thursday 26th February at 3.45pm. Everyone is welcome to attend what will be an interesting presentation.

Please read this message from the Police regarding parking at school.

On Friday 6th March Newman School Technology department will be entering 2 KS3, 2 KS4 and 1 KS5 teams into the Carlisle Rotary Technology Department. Selected pupils will be given letters next week by Miss Postlethwaite.

Newman school is looking to become an Eco-school! If you would like to join the Eco-school Club see Miss Postlethwaite. It is held on Monday lunchtimes in Room 5.

Young Enterprise

Our Young Enterprise company Luguvalium now has a website. Please support their project by visiting the site.


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.