Welcome to Newman Catholic School
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, 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
The majority of our students stay with us after GCSEs to join our industrious, friendly Sixth Form to take A levels, BTECs, GCSE subjects, extended projects or vocational courses. Admission to the sixth form follows a discussion with our head of sixth form to ensure the best course of study possible is arranged.
The sixth form at Newman is an integral part of the school and a key part of our school community. The sixth form tutors are responsible for pastoral care, Higher Education guidance and monitoring academic progress. Our students work hard to fulfil their potential and acquire the skills and confidence to move on to higher education, further education or into the career of their choice.
We encourage our students to study independently, to develop their skills and to make efficient use of their time. The sixth form students have their own area for study and discussion. We want success for all of our sixth formers and combine challenge, enrichment and support to help them achieve this.
The students in Years 12 and 13 set important standards for our whole school community. Each year a head boy and head girl team is elected from the Year 13 students. They, and the rest of the sixth form, are wonderful ambassadors and role models for the younger students. We encourage sixth formers to lead by example and to widen their experience by taking part in Young Enterprise, community work, fundraising for charities and support for younger students.
Every student of Newman School is automatically a member of the school’s Learning Resource Centre. Pupils also have access to computers, including CD ROM reference titles. The LRC is open at lunchtimes and each afternoon for students to work, carry out research for homework and projects, or to read quietly.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Newman Catholic School directly.