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Well done to our Gelt Gladiator teams who raised over £800 this weekend. It was a great team effort and no broken bones or injuries were sustained. Bring on next years event!

The examination season has now started.Click here for advice and tips to guarantee success.

Our Performing Arts students are performing their unit 7 final performance of Blood Brothers on Monday 11th May at 6pm in the School Hall. Everyone welcome.

There has been an e-safety incident with a pupil from a local school using a website at home called Moviestar Planet. The issue surrounds the use of chatrooms that are available on this particular website and others such as Clash of Clans. This website should not be accessed by students. It is not safe and the police are currently investigating its use. Please check your child's history log or ban this site. If you have any concerns then please contact Miss Brough at school.

On Friday 24 April 14 students visited the National Cycling Centre in Manchester. Our first stop was the indoor BMX track. The students were kitted out with their safety gear and bikes and then it was off to the practice track for a safety talk and warm up. Then onto the first track configuration and before long everyone was racing round with ease. Nathan Kingston was the class `demonstrator’ and made it look easy! It wasn’t long before those that wanted to proceeded to the more advanced route with the hill start! After lunch we checked in at the Velodrome track where our bikes were named and waiting for us. Once the coach made some slight adjustments and fitted the bikes he gave a quick briefing on the skills required to ride especially how to stop as the bikes have no brakes! Again the students took to it with ease and it wasn’t long before most were riding at great speed and riding well up the track bank. The coaches were great and really encouraging and commented on how impressed they were with how quickly the students took to both activities. The day concluded with a guided tour of the facilities where Jamie Hewitt was `on fire’ with his answers and to top a great day off we were lucky enough to watch Bradley Wiggins and GB team training!

On Thursday 23rd April Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service came in to give their Young Driver's talk to Year 12 students. The talk covered road safety issues, details of road casualties and how to be a responsible driver. The session then included a question and answer format to explore these issues further.

Interested in teaching training at Newman? Click here for more information.

Ofsted letter for parents. Letter to Parents
Ofsted report 2015

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


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.