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Head Teacher’s Message

Mr J McAuley, Headteacher

Mr J McAuley, Head Teacher


Dear All

Welcome to St John Henry Newman Catholic School. This website is a guide to and a celebration of our wonderful school. We are a genuinely comprehensive school and believe that our mission is to nurture each child by placing Christ and the teaching of the Catholic Church at the centre of their lives.

God created each child as a unique person and we endeavour to meet the needs of each individual, and help them to develop their talents, discover new skills and to face the future with optimism. Therefore, we integrate Gospel values and the teachings of the Catholic Church into every aspect of learning, teaching and the totality of school life.

In the words of our patron St John Henry Newman, “To live is to change and to be perfect is to have changed often”; and so we have high expectations of our pupils; 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 pupils are challenged and give of their best.

We want our pupils to enjoy their education – to be happy, safe and secure and to grow in God’s love so that when they leave the school, they are equipped to change the world and make it a better place.

Partnership with families is very important and we seek at all times to work effectively with parents and carers to make our pupils’ days at St John Henry Newman rewarding and successful. Pupils are more likely to flourish when they know their parents and the school are working together for their benefit. We invite you to choose St John Henry Newman for your child’s secondary education and play a vital role in this partnership.

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