Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to our school website. 

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The Saint John Henry Newman Catholic School is a popular 11-18 mixed Catholic comprehensive school in Stevenage and is a member of the Diocese of Westminster Academy Trust. The school serves the Catholic community across north Hertfordshire and as far south as Hatfield, with students from more than 25 different parishes. It has an excellent reputation; it is heavily oversubscribed and there are continuing interest lists for all year groups. It has a wide catchment area, including all Stevenage wards. The roll is currently over 1600, which includes over 400 in the Sixth Form. Since its foundation in 1987, the school has developed a reputation for excellent educational standards combined with unique opportunities to prepare students for a rapidly changing world.

We have continued to invest in our infrastructure to ensure an environment fit for learning, and much of our resources over recent years have been invested in upgrading and maintaining the fabric of our buildings.  Many of our buildings have been updated over the last few years, including new classrooms, computer rooms, dance and drama studios and musical rehearsal and recording facilities.  In addition, we benefit from excellent sporting facilities, including a hockey/football astroturf, tennis courts, sports hall and 2 full size pitches. 

Our most recent building, the Mathew block, was opened in November 2023, which includes new teaching spaces and a new Sixth Form centre. 

The Saint John Henry Newman Catholic School is a unique community.  We are proud of our students and work with them in a meaningful way to make their educational experience the best it can be. We are committed to providing them with the experiences that enable them to make the best use of their unique gifts and talents and strive together to make a happy community, with students who enjoy their education and the staff who guide them.

Mr D Carrasco-Morley