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Welcome to Cardinal Newman Catholic School ~ A Specialist Arts and Community College

This is a great time for you to join Cardinal Newman. This summer our students achieved excellent results allowing 100% to progress to an impressive range of apprenticeships, universities, employment or further training. 50% of students achieved either A* to B or Distinction/Distinction* grades. The Level 3 Value Added Report (published by the Department of Education) shows that students at Cardinal Newman achieve better academic results than other students nationally.

I always count myself lucky to be the Headteacher of Cardinal Newman; it is a real privilege to work with such a group of talented and enthusiastic young people. Every year our students achieve amazing things, fulfilling their potential both academically and personally. I am delighted that our new Future Leaders Award will help our students to develop the essential employability skills that universities and employers value so highly.

This success is achieved because our team of outstanding teachers work with our students to motivate and enthuse them. They are real subject experts who are passionate and love working with students. Together with our highly committed support staff they will always go the extra mile to support and guide our students.

As well as the academic courses, there is a huge range of different enrichment activities to choose from: the Duke of Edinburgh Award, sport, performance, trips, visits and charity work are just a few of the opportunities available.

Cardinal Newman is a Catholic School that welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds. Our ethos places great emphasis on inclusivity, excellence, the development of the whole person, and service to those in need.

As you can probably tell, I am really proud of Cardinal Newman and the opportunities it can offer students. Please take your time to browse this prospectus, or better still, call to arrange a tour of the school.

I look forward to meeting you.

Marina Kelly

Facilities available

Students at Cardinal Newman enjoy their own sixth form centre comprising of a spacious common room with fully equipped kitchen and a designated sixth form lecture theatre. Sixth form students have privileged access to the library and have their own separate, well resourced Post 16 section. Students are able to borrow laptops for use during the day or to take home to use in the evening or at weekends. All of our students have access to Coventry University library which is open 24 hours a day!

Additional support

Your personal tutor will be a very important figure in your life at Cardinal Newman. You will have regular tutorials and one to one sessions where they’ll help you to set targets and monitor your progress, talking through any academic or personal issues. Additional support is available from our specialist sixth form team. 

We have a chapel at Cardinal Newman available for students of all faiths. Our lay-chaplain offers guidance and counselling either individually or as small groups. We have a very dynamic Chaplaincy team. 

The school has a discretionary bursary fund* to help support students from families on low incomes or receiving certain benefits, with the costs of course materials, trips and travel. 

Our Chaplaincy Team, counsellor and school nurse are all available to support you should you need their help and advice. Our qualified counsellor is available to meet with students for confidential, one-to-one counselling sessions. 

We know it can be a big jump from Year 11 study, to sixth form academically, socially and personally. If you need support, have concerns or need some friendly advice, there are plenty of people and services you can turn to. Our librarians will offer guidance and support with all aspects of study skills.

Learner success

Cardinal Newman has an impressive track record for achieving excellent results. In 2016 OFSTED judged all aspects of the Sixth Form to be securely GOOD recognising that our results are significantly above National trends. As you can see in the opposite chart, post-16 students at Cardinal Newman achieve higher results than students at other schools.

This success is achieved because our team of highly committed teachers work with our students to motivate and enthuse them. As OFSTED stated in their 2016 report: ‘16 to 19 study programmes are personalised and reflect detailed knowledge of learners. There is a genuine care for learners and their well-being is firmly at the heart of decision making.’

In 2016 100% of our sixth form leavers moved onto their preferred destination of either: university, apprenticeship, employment or further training. By choosing Cardinal Newman you can be confident that you will get the results you need for whatever you want to do.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Cardinal Newman Catholic School ~ A Specialist Arts and Community College directly.

Last updated date: 08 December 2016
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