Welcome to Newman Catholic School

On the 9th November we welcome Dr Ian Johnston to talk to our Y10 and sixth form students essentially about his experiences of Science and technology. We are very honoured to have secured Dr Johnston to speak to our students. Find out more about him via his webpage.

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Train to Teach Event: Thursday 12th November 2015

We are really pleased that our Carlisle School Direct partnership has been asked by the National College for Teaching and Leadership to host a regional ‘Get into Teaching’ event at Trinity School on Thursday, 12th November, from 4.30 to 7.30 pm. The Carlisle School Direct training programme offers a school based PGCE for both primary and secondary teaching, in conjunction with the University of Cumbria. Our partnership includes seven secondary and twenty seven primary schools and offers a high quality training programme with excellent recruitment rates. At this event we will provide information on our courses and in addition to this other local providers will attend to present what they offer. Anyone with an interest in teaching as a career is welcome to attend. You can register your interest in attending by emailing traintoteach@trinity.cumbria.sch.uk

This event will give attendees the opportunity to:

* attend a presentation to find out more about the routes into teaching

* meet School Direct schools within the region, who can give more information about the places they have on the School Direct Training Programme

* meet teacher training providers from the region, who will talk about the courses they offer and their entry requirements

* hear from current teachers at all levels about their experiences, including those who have changed career to teach

* hear from current School Direct trainees about their experience of the course so far

* see some sample lessons to give a feel of what life is like in the classroom

* attend our advice zone for personalised advice from one of our experts.

More information on our courses is available on the School Direct link

Newman Choir sang at the welcome mass for the The Handmaidens of the Holy Child of Jesus which was presided over by Bishop of Lancaster Michael Campbell. It was a lovely evening to welcome the sisters to the Parish of Our Lady of Eden on the Feast Day of St Wilfrid. The focus of the Bishop’s sermon was to encourage us all to be saints, which was also the theme of that week’s assembly. A local parishioners said, “The choir sang like angels!”


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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.




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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.