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, compassion, 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.

Mr J McAuley, Headteacher

 Newman Catholic School Mission Statement
Our mission is to educate our students in the wholeness of mind, body, and spirit through the teachings of Jesus Christ as proclaimed by the Catholic Church by placing Him at the centre of students’ lives.
Our school commits itself to the principles of Catholic education and academic excellence, leading our students from shadows and images to the fullness of the Truth, as envisioned by our namesake, the Blessed John Henry Newman. The school community recognises that excellence in education can best be achieved, and future leaders nurtured, within a living tradition rooted in the Love and Truth of Christ.
We encourage students to cultivate Christian virtue and an appropriate sense of social responsibility.
We inspire an enthusiasm for life-long learning and are committed to success for all.

Exam Statistics 2017

Percentage of students achieving a good pass in English and maths


Achieving EBacc

- We have decided not to enter all for the Ebacc but to enter pupils to qualifications that best suit their skills and the needs of the local labour market.


Attainment 8 score is 49.68.                           Progress 8 score is 0.3

The percentage of students who continue in education or training, or move on to employment at the end of 16-19 study


Key Stage 5

Student progress in English - 33%

This qualification is for Year 12 students who did not achieve a higher grade in this subject in Year 11.

Student progress in Maths - 0

Students were entered for this qualification this year.

Average Key Stage 5 grade


Percentage of students who completed their programme of study



Term Dates

Autumn Term 2017
Term StartsMonday 4th September
Half-Term holidayMonday 23rd - Fri 27th October
Term EndsFriday 15th December
Spring Term 2018
Term StartsThursday 4th January
Half-Term holidayMonday 12th - Friday 16th February
Term EndsThursday 29th March
Summer Term 2018
Term StartsMonday 16th April
Bank HolidayMonday 7th May
Half-Term holidayMonday 28th May - Fri 1st June
Term EndsFriday 20th July
Term Dates 2018/19Key Date
Autumn Term startsTuesday 4th September
Half Term22nd October - 26th October
End of Autumn TermFriday 21st December
Spring TermTuesday 8th January
Half Term18th - 22nd February
End of Spring TermFriday 29th March
Summer TermMonday 15 April
Half Term27th May - 31st May
Early May Bank HolidayMonday 6th May
End of Summer TermFriday 19th July

School Documents

School Day
Staff Briefing8.45
Registration or assembly8.55
Period 19.10
Period 210.10
Period 311.30
Period 413.05
Period 514.05
End of day15.05
After School Activities15.05
Parents' Evenings
Year 7 & 12 Settling In EveningTuesday Oct 10th 2017
Year 7Tuesday June 19th 2018
Year 8Tuesday 6th February 2018
Year 9Tuesday Jan 9th 2018
Year 10Tuesday Apr 24th 2018
Year 11Tuesday Nov 14th 2017
Sixth FormTuesday Nov 28th 2017
Student Report Dates
Year 7Mar 3rd `17
Year 8May 26th '17
Year 9Nov 25th '16
Year 10Jun 30th `17
Year 11Jan 20th `17
Year 12/13May 5th`17

Prayer of Cardinal Newman

May he support us all the day long,
until the shades lengthen and the evening comes,
and our busy world is hushed,
and the fever of life is over,
and our work is done.
Then, in his mercy,
may he give us a safe lodging,
a holy rest,
and peace last.