Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to our school website. Y7EB9821

The Saint John Henry Newman Catholic School is a very distinctive community which unequivocally works to be a living Christian community in which each child and young adult is known and loved for who they are. We want our pupils and students 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. 

We firmly believe that our parents are the ‘prime’ educators and that our success is a result of the collaboration between parents, school and child working together for the good of the child.  Our parents are encouraged to be fully engaged in their children’s education and there are many opportunities for parents to visit the school and contribute to their children’s adult formation and academic success.

This academic success has been acknowledged by the Department for Education, who have written to the school and acknowledged its excellent performance.  Nick Gibbs, Minister of State for School Reform, commented that The John Henry Newman School is one of the top 90 schools in the country on one measure and in the top 100 schools in the country on another measure.

We are however very clear that our ‘Mission’ is to create an environment in which children can discover who they are and what their role in this life is.  In the words of our patron, the Blessed John Henry Newman, we believe that “God has created us to do Him some definite service”.

I hope that you find the contents of our website helpful and if you are considering joining our community either as a parent, a pupil, student or member of staff; I am sure that you will be made to feel very welcome.

Clive Mathew