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.

Exam Statistics

Percentage of students achieving a good pass in English and maths


Achieving EBacc


Attainment 8


Progress 8 -0.4


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 


Student progress in Maths


Average Key Stage 5 grade


Percentage of students who completed their programme of study



Term Dates

Autumn Term 2016
Term StartsMonday 5th September
Half-Term holidayMonday 24th - Fri 28th October
Term EndsFriday 16th December
Spring Term 2017
Term StartsThursday 5th January
Half-Term holidayMonday 20th - Friday 24th February
Term EndsFriday 7th April
Summer Term 2017
Term StartsMonday 24th April
Bank HolidayMonday 1st May
Half-Term holidayMonday 29th May - Fri 2nd June
Term EndsThursday 20th July
Term Dates 2017Key Date
Autumn Term startsMonday 4th September
Half Term23rd October - 27th October
End of Autumn Term15th December
Spring TermThursday 4th January
Half Term12th - 16th February
End of Spring TermThursday 29th March
Summer TermMonday 16th April
Half Term28th May - 1st June
May Day Bank HolidayMonday 7th May
End of Summer TermFriday 20th July

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.