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Easter Revision Sessions

Well done to all who competed in the Carlisle Music Festival.

Frances Fleming and Garry Stead Reid performed with great accuracy and competence to gain Merit marks on the Violin and Clarinet. On Thursday the School Singing group competed and against Austin Friars, Trinity, William Howard, Queen Elizabeth, Penrith and Cockermouth School. In a highly competitive environment the school choir was only 3 marks away from the winning choir of Austin Friars.

On the Friday, Sarah Carswell, Chloe Walters, Holly North and Laura May Wilkinson perform in the 18 and under Musical Song Class. In a class of 37 performers, Laura May achieved a third place mark!

On the Saturday, final song classes took place. Laura May Wilkinson came second in the Girl’s solo 16 and under, Alissa Moore came third in the Girl’s Solo under 14 and Holly North came first. The final class of the day saw Laura May perform in the junior vocal solo and out of 25 performers came fourth.
Well done to all.

If you didn’t get a chance to hear the performances, there will be an opportunity to hear them all again at the Newman School Spring Concert on the 24th March, 7.00pm . £3.00 entry and £1 for children. Tickets are on sale at school.

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Congratulations to James Drake, Paul Kirkpatrick and Emanuel Budzynski who were runners up in the Advanced Level Rotary Technology Tournament on Friday! Well done also to Jamie Hewitt, Mille Redgewell, Garry Stead-Reid and Zak Wood who placed third in the KS3 category.

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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.