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    • End of Term Arrangements

      date posted: Monday 21 Jul 2014
      Students will be dismissed at 1.30pm.
      The school buses will be running at the normal time.
      Students wishing to remain in school will be supervised in the Octagon until 3.00pm.
    • Hot Weather Uniform Modifications

      date posted: Tuesday 15 Jul 2014
      From Wednesday 16th July until the end of term our students (boys and girls) are given permission to wear Cardinal Newman Catholic School PE shorts and PE trainers instead of their normal trousers/skirts and school shoes. They should wear their school uniform Polo shirts rather than PE tops. All other aspects of the uniform code should continue to be observed.
    • Election of a New Chair of Governors

      date posted: Monday 14 Jul 2014

      At the Full Governing Body meeting on Tuesday July 8th Domenica Maxted was unanimously elected as the new Chair of Governors of Cardinal Newman Catholic School. Domenica has been a foundation governor since 2011 and before that she was Chair of Governors at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School in Rottingdean. A former pupil of the school she now has two children of her own at Cardinal Newman. As Headteacher I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with such an experienced and committed Chair.
      I would also like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to Charles Wookey, the outgoing Chairman of Governors. Charles has been a foundation governor for the school since 2002. His commitment to the school and the personal and professional support he has provided to me (and my colleagues) has been immense.  He has been Chair of Governors during a challenging period but one which has seen the school record its best ever GCSE results and many other achievements.
      I am very grateful to all of our Governors. They are volunteers who undertake significant responsibilities and devote considerable time to their role. If you would like to learn more about our Governors and the role of the Governing Body please go to our website and you will find more details (including biographies of current Governors) under the About Us section.

    • Year 11 Students Joining Newman College

      date posted: Thursday 26 Jun 2014

      We are all excited about welcoming our Year 11 and new external students to Newman College and our brand-new Sixth Form Centre. The first induction day will be Friday 5th September. A letter to students will be sent home soon outlining the details of their induction as well as some preparatory work to whet students' appetite for their new subjects! 

    • Calling All Parents: Would You be Willing to Talk About Your Career to Year 10 Students?

      date posted: Friday 30 May 2014

      Careers education is a vitally important part of our curriculum, enabling students to make the right choices, raise their aspirations and set long term goals which motivate them to achieve more. We are currently reviewing how we educate our students about the world of work and would be interested to hear from any parents or carers who would be willing to talk about the job they do and the processes which led them to decide on their career path. Initially we are looking for parents and carers who could come in and talk to our Year 10 students during the week beginning July 7th, but we are planning for these talks to become a regular feature of careers education throughout the school year. If you would be willing to give a talk and/or participate in a question and answer session please contact, leaving your name and contact details.

    • Summary of Arrangements for the Start of the Next Academic Year

      date posted: Friday 2 May 2014

      Wednesday 3rd September:  INSET Day

      Thursday 4th September:  INSET Day

      Friday 5th September: Year 7 & Year 12 Interviews

      Monday 8th September: Year 7, Year 12 Induction Day & Year 13 Interviews

      Tuesday 9th September: Years 7 - 11 in school, No year 12 lessons, Year 13 begin at 10.00am in the Octagon.

      Wednesday 10th September: Year 12 begin 10am in the Octagon, Year 13 begin at 11.40am with normal lessons.
    • Trutex Uniform - Preparing for September - Price Reduction and Year 7 Offer

      date posted: Monday 31 Mar 2014

      We are pleased to confirm that the cost of the t-shirt will reduce from Monday, 31st March to £8.50. This is as a result of changes to the printing of our logo etc. on the t-shirt. The quality of the t-shirt will remain an excellent finished product.


      To welcome the new Year 7 students to the school, Trutex is offering a special introductory offer. Parents/carers purchasing a tennis shirt, jumper and t-shirt in the Year 7 colour, will benefit from a free additional t-shirt (one blue and one yellow).


      Please visit the uniform provider at your earliest convenience to ensure that your order/purchase is made in good time for the start of the academic year. Trutex offers a personal, professional and bespoke service to the school and takes every effort to ensure students/parents can obtain the correct size, colour etc. prior to the term beginning.

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    Dr. J. Kilmartin



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