John Henry Newman Catholic College is currently undergoing a consultation with parents, students and staff regarding a series of changes to the school day from September 2018. These changes include extending the finish time on a Friday to 3:00pm for all students, introducing two separate lunch times for students, and altering lesson timings during the school day. Click here to find further details of each of these proposals.

The College invites all students and parents to take part, including next year’s year 7 students and parents.

Once you have considered these proposals please provide your feedback by clicking here. We value your views greatly and your feedback is an essential part of this consultation process. Thank you in advance for completing this consultation.


Manchester United Football Club

On Wednesday 18th April, 14 year 10 pupils had the opportunity to visit the prestigious home of Manchester United Football Club – Old Trafford Stadium. Pupils were given a tour of the museum (which is home to memorabilia covering the team’s 130 year history), a private tour of the world famous Theatre of Dreams – this included an opportunity to sit in the stand, visit the home and away changing rooms, press rooms and corporate boxes. One pupil was given the opportunity to sit in José Mourinho’s chair and act as manager during a press conference, he made an impressive substitute.

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Madrid Trip October 2018

The next payment for our trip to the exciting and cultural capital of Spain on Friday 5th October – Monday 8th October is due next week.

Please can the second instalment of £150 be made before we break up for Easter. Payments can be made by cash or cheque and handed in either to Miss McDonald in GW03 or general office. The trip has now also been setup on parent pay.

The remaining payments can be paid in instalments:

(£100 deposit- already paid)
£150 by Friday 30th March (Cash or cheque needs to be handed in by Thurs 29th)
£120 by Friday 27th April
£100 by Monday 4th June
£100 by Friday 6th July

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any further information by emailing me directly at

History Makers! #TheseGirlsCan

On Friday the 16th March, our students made history!. Our first ever contact Girls’ Rugby team competed in an RfU All School’s Rugby Festival. The Girls’ were fantastic and some great Rugby was on display, they also won both of their games!. Following this, we wen’t to the Ricoh Arena and watched England Women’s 6 nations victory over Ireland.
A massive Well Done to our students who were a credit to the school.
Miss Price

Bank, Camera, Action Film Competition

Recently, a group of Year 9 students took part in the Bank of England’s Film Competition whereby they had to submit a short film based around the theme of ‘What Independence Means to Me’. Students worked in small groups to plan, deliver, film and then edit a dramatic scene based around the topic. After reviewing hundreds of entries from schools all over the UK, John Henry Newman Catholic College students were recognised by the film competition organisers for their creativity in response to the brief and were rewarded with a trophy. Well done to the students who took part, above is an image of the students along with their well deserved trophy.


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BBC School Report

This year, students at John Henry Newman are reporting the news as part of the nationwide BBC School Report.

You can view the stories that matter to you and see news from around the UK on the BBC by clicking here.

Catholic life

On Monday 12th March our Chaplaincy Team participated in a training day led by Sister Judith on how they can improve Catholic life in the community and how they can be good revolutionaries in today’s society. The team discussed and reviewed how they can make an impact on Catholic life not only in the school but in the whole community. Many other schools participated in this event and also shared lots of excellent ideas that our team were very impressed with. Two students, Chrissy M and Liam D had already attended a training day at Don Bosco House, Coleshill just before Christmas. Both students helped other members of the team as they took part in their first team event today. The whole team worked excellently today and they hope to introduce lots of new ideas soon.

Well done to the team: Liam D, Samuel S, Tamia M, Bill A, Kennita M, Opey S, Jaden K and Chrissy M. A big thank you to Mrs Clayton who helped organise the team and the event and thank you to everybody involved who helped make sure that today was very successful.