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.
|Autumn Term 2016|
|Term Starts||Monday 5th September|
|Half-Term holiday||Monday 24th - Fri 28th October|
|Term Ends||Friday 16th December|
|Spring Term 2017|
|Term Starts||Thursday 5th January|
|Half-Term holiday||Monday 20th - Friday 24th February|
|Term Ends||Friday 7th April|
|Summer Term 2017|
|Term Starts||Monday 24th April|
|Bank Holiday||Monday 1st May|
|Half-Term holiday||Monday 29th May - Fri 2nd June|
|Term Ends||Thursday 20th July|
|Term Dates 2017||Key Date|
|Autumn Term starts||Monday 4th September|
|Half Term||23rd October - 27th October|
|End of Autumn Term||15th December|
|Spring Term||Thursday 4th January|
|Half Term||12th - 16th February|
|End of Spring Term||Thursday 29th March|
|Summer Term||Monday 16th April|
|Half Term||28th May - 1st June|
|May Day Bank Holiday||Monday 7th May|
|End of Summer Term||Friday 20th July|
|Registration or assembly||8.55|
|End of day||15.05|
|After School Activities||15.05|
|Year 7 & 12 Progress Evening||Oct 12th '16|
|Year 7||June 20th `17|
|Year 8||Jan 26th `17|
|Year 9||Jan 12th `17|
|Year 10||Apr 27th `17|
|Year 11||Nov 17th `16|
|Sixth Form||Nov 29th '16|
|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.