At St John Henry Newman Catholic School we are committed to the high achievement of all our students. We cultivate success and foster the highest aspirations through excellent teaching. We are a learning community which has high expectations and actively seeks to celebrate the good in every individual. St John Henry Newman Catholic School is built on the Christian values of trust, respect and compassion.
We inspire an enthusiasm for life-long learning and are committed to success for all.
St John Henry Newman Catholic School opened in 1967 and we are very proud of the long history of achievements gained by our students. Our expectations are high and we continue to ‘raise the bar’.
Our small sixth form ensures that all of our students’ individual needs are catered for which in turn ensures we are well placed to help each individual to make their expected progress.
Supported by a strong careers programme, our students continue to be successful in their transition from school to employment, apprenticeships and further education and training. Students receive individual guidance on their next steps and we are proud to say that our school leaver statistics are above the national average with close to 100% of our students selecting appropriate future steps.
St John Henry Newman Catholic School seeks to provide a distinctly Catholic education in partnership with parents, families, the local Church and wider community. Everyone is encouraged to be the best person that they can be and is both nurtured and challenged in a safe and secure environment. Mutual respect is at the heart of our school community and Gospel values of peace, justice and reconciliation are of paramount importance.
At St John Henry Newman Catholic School we pride ourselves on the level of pastoral care our students are offered. Each student is known to us and we are able to identify and react quickly when problems arise to help our students in every way possible to achieve their full potential. We are renowned for going the extra mile and offering first class levels of support. Each Year group has a dedicated Head of Year who works with students from their first day in Year 7 until they finish Year 11. A Student Support Officer is also available throughout the day providing advice and guidance.
It is a difficult decision to select a secondary school for your child. One of the most important things you should do is visit the school during the school day. This will allow you to get a feel for the school and to see our students at work. We would be delighted to arrange a visit for you at a time convenient time to yourself. Please contact our school office to arrange a visit.
We have excellent facilities set in pleasant surroundings. Students will experience practical subjects using up to date technology in purpose-built environments. ICT facilities are constantly being updated and students have the opportunity to access resources both in and outside school using our virtual learning environment.