BBC School Report – Meetings


BBC School Report Meetings take place every Tuesday at 3:10pm in Room 1W-04.  All are welcome to attend. Please see Mr Collins or Miss Hickinbotham for more information.

International Collaboration at JHNCC

Last month, saw two very different delegations of teachers visit John Henry Newman Catholic College but both came in the spirit of learning and collaboration. At the start of the month, saw Fifteen educators from Holland come to the school to see how a British school works and how we working with students to achieve their best. We were asked by the SSAT (, a prestigious national body that represents schools, teachers and students, to host this visit as these teachers were staying in the Birmingham for a week to attend the SSAT Annual National Conference, which was hosted this year at the ICC ( ).


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All students had the opportunity to design the 2016 John Henry Newman Catholic College Christmas Card, this year inspired by the artist Eric Gill.

The artist Eric Gill produces beautiful artwork created using a process called Printmaking.

The successful design was used to create over 100 hand printed Christmas Cards which were then distributed to our wider school community.

The successful design was produced by Lucy K Y7 a confident illustration showing the baby Jesus cradled in the arms of Mary. This striking image showing both detail and skill was transformed into an etching producing a fantastic result worthy of any art gallery.

Lucy really managed to capture the Catholic Ethos of our school celebrating heart speaks to heart.

Well done Lucy

John Henry Newman Advent Liturgy and Carol Service

On Tuesday evening we shared in the experience of a beautiful Advent liturgy, followed by a sing-along to popular Christmas songs and carols. The liturgy, led by Fr Kevin and Brother Andrew was time to reflect on the events that led up to the birth of Jesus and through the readings, led by our students, we learned how His coming into the world gives hope and joy to us all. We were asked to think about how important our own presence to each other can be a real priceless gift at this time of year. Continue reading

Ski lessons for the February 2017 Ski Trip

A group of excited student have something to really look forward to next half-term at JHNCC. During February half-term 34 students will be travelling to Grandvalira Ski resort in Andorra. They will be spending 5 hours a day on the slopes and taking in some of the local sites during the evening, including the magnificent Caldea Spa, Andorra to relax those aching muscles. Throughout this term, they have been preparing for the trip by attending the inclusive ski lessons at the Snowdome in Tamworth. See their progress by watching the video.

When we return we will upload some images of our skiing experiences and then look for interested from pupils for February 2018 so check out the video, and keep an eye on the school notice board for more information.


John Henry Newman Catholic College is a ‘good’ school with ‘outstanding’ features,
Ofsted November 2016

I am pleased to share with you the outcomes of our recent Ofsted inspection. The Ofsted team looked at all aspects of the school’s work over a period of three days. They observed 36 lessons, examined a range of students’ work, observed behaviour around school and held meetings with many different groups of staff and students. The inspectors used the new and very rigorous framework to make their judgements. Inspectors commented that John Henry Newman Catholic College is a school which ‘stands out’.
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