Visit by local MP


Caroline Spelman, our local MP, will be visiting JHNCC on Friday 3rd February to take questions from students. MPs deal with lots of issues; from local topics such as housing and crime to national matters such as the economy and the NHS, and they also face international issues, such as Britain’s exit from the European Union and our relationship with other countries.

This is a chance for our pupils to have a say on any issue that matters to them.

If any pupils are interested in interviewing Caroline Spelman MP, speak to or email Mr Collins or Miss Hickinbotham with your question or questions that you have in mind.


Impact Days

Every year, John Henry Newman Catholic College set aside 6 days to make a real impact on the learning of our students by providing them with experiences which open up their hearts and minds to new possibilities.  The Impact day programme is designed to complement the academic learning back in the classroom and to motivate the students to achieve at the highest level. We are currently half way through this year’s Impact day programme and are already seeing great fruits for our labours.
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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