Newman Catholic School offers you…

A focused curriculum and excellent teaching
A committed and caring staff
Regular physical activity for all students
A wide range of extra-curricular activities including residential opportunities and international travel

At Newman Catholic School we are committed to the high achievement of all our students. We cultivate success and foster the highest aspirations through excellent teaching. We are a learning community which has high expectations and actively seeks to celebrate the good in every individual. Newman School is built on the Christian values of trust, respect and compassion.

We inspire an enthusiasm for life-long learning and are committed to success for all.

Students have access to a wide ranging opportunities and we encourage lifelong learning. Each individual is valued and we promote an ethos of care and respect.

Newman School opened in 1967 and we are very proud of our long history of achievements gained by our students. Our expectations are high and we continue to ‘raise the bar’. The small sixth form ensures that all of our students individual needs are catered for which in turn ensures each and everyone makes their expected progress.

Our students continue to be successful in their transition from school to employment, apprenticeships and further education and training. Students receive individual guidance on their next steps and we are proud to say that our school leaver statistics are above the national average with almost 100% of our students selecting appropriate future steps.

Newman Catholic School seeks to provide a distinctly Catholic education in partnership with parents, families, the local Church and wider community. Each individual is encouraged to be the best person that they can be and is both nurtured and challenged in a safe and secure environment. Mutual respect is at the heart of our school community and Gospel values of peace, justice and reconciliation are of paramount importance.

At Newman Catholic School we pride ourselves on the level of pastoral care our students are offered. Each student, and their individual qualities, is known to us and we are able to identify and react quickly to help our students in every way possible to achieve their full potential. We are renown for going that extra mile and offering first class levels of support. Each Year group has a dedicated Head of Year who works with them from their first day in Year 7 until they finish Year 11. A Student Support Officer is also available throughout the day providing advice and guidance.

It is a difficult decision to select a secondary school for your child. One of the most important things you should do is visit the school during the school day. This will allow you to get a feel for the school and to see our pupils at work. We would be delighted to arrange a visit for you at a time convenient for you. Please contact our school office to arrange a visit.

We have excellent facilities set in pleasant surroundings. Students will experience practical subjects using up to date technology in purpose built environments. ICT facilities are constantly being updated and students have the opportunity to access resources both in and outside school using our virtual learning environment.

 What do our students say

“I came to Newman School because it is a nice school and it is small so we get a lot of teacher time.”

Wesley – Kingmoor School


“I chose Newman School because all the staff and students are really friendly and helpful.”

Luke –  Kingmoor School.


“I came to Newman School because the open day was good and everyone made me feel welcome. My cousins came to Newman and said it was great.”

Adam –  Scotby School


“I went to Stanwix School and I came to Newman because my sister already came here so I knew it was a good school. I want to get good exam results so this is the school to go to.”

Lewis – Stanwix School.


“I came to Newman School because it is a good school and I had lots of friends coming here. I want to get a good job so I need good qualifications.”

Sam – Bishop Harvey Goodwin School


“I came to Newman because my brothers came to Newman and they said it was a great school. I liked all the extra curricular activities they offered.”

Sophie – Kingmoor Junior School.


“I came to Newman School because I started in a Catholic School and I like the support it gives me. I feel safe and happy here.”

Bethany  – St Margaret Mary’s.


“I chose to come to Newman because my family came here and they said it was a good school to come to.”

Emily – Caldew Lea Primary School.


“I came to Newman School because most of my family came here and I when I came to look around I loved all of the facilities. It is a great place to learn and have fun.”

Hannah – Norman Street Primary School.


“I wanted to come to Newman School because  it is such a great school and it  provides a really good education.”

Leonie Maxwell, St Bede’s Primary School.