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
- 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.
This qualification is for Year 12 students who did not achieve a higher grade in this subject in Year 11.
Students were entered for this qualification this year.
|Autumn Term 2017|
|Term Starts||Monday 4th September|
|Half-Term holiday||Monday 23rd - Fri 27th October|
|Term Ends||Friday 15th December|
|Spring Term 2018|
|Term Starts||Thursday 4th January|
|Half-Term holiday||Monday 12th - Friday 16th February|
|Term Ends||Thursday 29th March|
|Summer Term 2018|
|Term Starts||Monday 16th April|
|Bank Holiday||Monday 7th May|
|Half-Term holiday||Monday 28th May - Fri 1st June|
|Term Ends||Friday 20th July|
|Term Dates 2018/19||Key Date|
|Autumn Term starts||Tuesday 4th September|
|Half Term||22nd October - 26th October|
|End of Autumn Term||Friday 21st December|
|Spring Term||Tuesday 8th January|
|Half Term||18th - 22nd February|
|End of Spring Term||Friday 29th March|
|Summer Term||Monday 15 April|
|Half Term||27th May - 31st May|
|Early May Bank Holiday||Monday 6th May|
|End of Summer Term||Friday 19th July|
|Registration or assembly||8.55|
|End of day||15.05|
|After School Activities||15.05|
|Year 7 & 12 Settling In Evening||Tuesday Oct 10th 2017|
|Year 7||Tuesday June 19th 2018|
|Year 8||Tuesday 6th February 2018|
|Year 9||Tuesday Jan 9th 2018|
|Year 10||Tuesday Apr 24th 2018|
|Year 11||Tuesday Nov 14th 2017|
|Sixth Form||Tuesday Nov 28th 2017|
|Student Report Dates|
|Year 7||Mar 3rd `17|
|Year 8||May 26th '17|
|Year 9||Nov 25th '16|
|Year 10||Jun 30th `17|
|Year 11||Jan 20th `17|
|Year 12/13||May 5th`17|
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.