Getting Started Evenings

To help parents and students have a clear picture of the standards and expectations this year at JHNCC, all parents and students are invited to next week’s Getting Started evenings. 

Year 8 parents and students are invited to attend on Wednesday for a prompt 5.30pm start in the theatre. Year 9 parents and students are invited to attend on Thursday for a prompt 5.30pm start. 

Both events should last approx 45 minutes. 

Students will be bringing home letters confirming this today. 

We look forward to seeing you next week. 

Year 7 Celebration Evening

On Monday 17th September and Tuesday 18th September we are holding a ‘Celebration of Students Work evening’ whereby we will be inviting parents in to Celebrate the students ‘All about me’ projects that will be on display. This evening will also double up as an opportunity to go through the importance of parents having Classcharts and of supporting and monitoring students behaviour.


Monday 17th September: Forms: Anne, Anthony, Bernadette, Bosco, Catherine, Edward)

Tuesday 18th September: Forms: Francis, John, Mary, Teresa, Vincent

School Diversity Week: Update

At the end of last year we celebrated School Diversity Week with our students which is a national celebration of LGBT+ equality in schools.

As a community we raised an amazing sum of £637.81 which we have donated to the ‘Just Like Us’ charity to support the work they do in leading SDW and empowering LGBT+ young people.

Thank you once again for your kind donations and pledges of support.

JHNCC Students Celebrate Exam Success


Students and staff are celebrating GCSE exam success at John Henry Newman Catholic College. The English department are celebrating a 72% Grade 4+ GCSE pass rate with 21% achieving Grade 7 + . Mathematics achieved 70% Grade 4 + .

Special recognition goes to the following teams:

Biology – 93% Grade 4+

Chemistry – 96% Grade 4+

Physics – 93% Grade 4+

Spanish – 80% Grade 4+

PE GCSE – 100% Grade 4+

History –  70% Grade 4+

Media – 100% A*-C

Mrs Jennifer McGuirk, Principal at John Henry Newman Catholic College commented, ‘The high  number of students achieving grade 7-9  has ensured that our students are now in the best position to achieve outstanding results at A Level and go on to the most prestigious universities and apprenticeships. We are all very proud of our brilliant students and their fantastic teachers.’


The success at GCSE has resulted in a record number of students enrolling on to A Level courses such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, history and english.

16th August 2018 Year 13 Exam Results @ JHNCC

I take great pride in announcing our Sixth Form Results for 2018. Yet again the College is celebrating outstanding results in both A Level and Vocational courses, with exceptional results in many individual subjects.

Highlights include:

  • Approximately 40% of A Level grades at A*-B
  • 100% pass rate in all BTEC courses, with over 85% at Distinction*/Distinction
  • All applicants to university have accepted a place on their chosen course
  • Increasing numbers of students choosing to study at Russell Group universities, which are some of the best universities worldwide

These results show that Newman Sixth is an outstanding place to come and learn at Post-16 for all students, and with a full complement of A Level and BTEC courses students are able to study a combination of courses if they wish, which is an increasingly popular option amongst many students and universities.

Pictured below are our Head Boy, who will now go on to study Automotive Engineering at Warwick University, and our Head Girl, who has chosen to read Neuroscience at Nottingham University.

Many congratulations to all of the students celebrating their results and a huge thank you to our talented and inspirational Sixth Form staff for the support and encouragement they have given all of our students. Results day at John Henry Newman Catholic College was packed full of students enjoying the thrill of success and the realisation for many that they are able to fulfil their dream of continuing their studies at university.

On behalf of the entire John Henry Newman Catholic College community, I wish our students all the very best for the future.

If you would like to study at Newman Sixth in September, enrolment takes place on Thursday 23rd August and Friday 24th August 2018, and places are still available on many different courses.

Mrs McGuirk


JHNCC: Berlin 2018

 Students from years 10 and 11 had a great time on their cultural trip to Berlin. They learned much about the history and culture of the city and the part it played in World War Two. We walked for miles and saw many sights whilst the sun was shining on us! Students were exceptionally well behaved and represented the school in such a positive light throughout our trip, especially when we were delayed for over 3hrs at the airport before we even left! I want to thank the students and Miss Butler for sharing a wonderful experience that I shall never forget!

On the first day we visited the part Berlin played in the Holocaust and WW2 by visiting Sachsenhausen concentration camp which detailed the part this particular camp played as a model and test site for methods used at other camps throughout Europe. Later that day we wen to Wannasse Conference house, a site on the beautiful lakes of Germany and was the location of the SS and German officers who made the decision about the Final Solution. To top the day we went to the famous Olympic Stadium, the site of the 1936 Summer Olympics.

Later in the trip we had a walking tour of the city where our guide regaled us with a very personal account of Germany after the war and living in a divided city by the Wall. We visited museums liker Check point Charlie and the Topography of Terror as well as landmarks such the Jewish Memorial and had a view of the city via the fasted lift in Europe at the Panorama Punkt.

Thank you
Aimee Parsons


Madrid parental meeting- postponed to Thursday 12th July 6pm

The Madrid parental meeting has been postponed until the day after, Thursday 12th July at 6pm.

Please ensure you bring your child’s passport and EHIC to this meeting.

If you are unable to attend the meeting on Thursday, please contact Miss McDonald to let her know and send your child’s passport and EHIC into school to be photocopied.

The final payments are now due. Please ensure you have paid the full balance of the trip.

Many thanks,

Miss McDonald-

Madrid Letter – Meeting Postponed

#LivingArtsNetwork @ JHNCC

 This years Living Arts Network project has been a huge success, Creative Solutions have worked with over 300 students, building communities, installing British Values and Catholic Virtues through creative art and photography.

Each school has a final piece of art which will become a legacy of the project for years to come.

Be- John Henry Newman College

Be- Community

Be- Proud