Year 11 Parents Evening

Parents EveRe-arranged Year 11 Parent's Evening.

Thursday 18th January 2018

3.45pm to 5.45pm




Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:56


Advent 2017: Week 1

advent1Advent is a season of joyful anticipation of the Kingdom and of preparation to celebrate the birth of Jesus. To do both is not easy; Christmas preparation can overwhelm us.

As we realise how much we need God, we can more fully rejoice in the knowledge that Jesus has already come to redeem. We can long for the fullness of God's kingdom all the more as we recognize that God has already begun fulfilling the promises made to our ancestors. We can appreciate the many ways God's life touches our lives each day


Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 November 2017 09:48


New School Term September 2017

SchoolThe school will reopen to all pupils in Years 7-12  for the new school year on Wednesday 6th September 2017. 

Year 13 pupils will return on Thursday 7th September. Timetables available from Mrs Basini-Guy in room ND 342 from 9am to 9.30am.
Lessons to start at once.



Last Updated on Monday, 04 September 2017 13:28


Congratulations to Debate Team


A huge congratulations to the Cardinal Newman debate team who were runners up in the Pixl Up for Debate National Championships. It is a wonderful achievement to be second out of over 120 schools in England and Wales!

The competition took place on Thursday 6th July in the prestigious Harrow School, near London. After an early start, the whole debate club, accompanied by Mr O'Sullivan, Mr Castle and Mrs Nickolls, arrived at Harrow with enough time for a quick tour around its oldest classroom.

This was the room in which the famous 'wingardium leviosa' scene from Harry Potter was filmed and is steeped in history. The whole room is adorned with the names of past pupils etched into the wood.

 Following the tour and a quick briefing, the team had to debate on the topics of national service, the monarchy and funding for the arts. Despite fierce competition, and after a wait which would put the X Factor to shame, we found out that Amelia, Tom and Melanie had made it to the finals! 

They had won all three rounds leading up to this point and now had the opportunity to follow former prime ministers and great orators of the past by speaking in Harrow's Speech Room, built in 1871 for the students of Harrow to enable them to practise their public speaking.

Even though it was certainly a daunting experience for both Cardinal Newman's team and our opposition from Hinchingbrooke School in Cambridgeshire, both teams put on a passionate, articulate debate. The motion was 'This house proposes that rich countries should give a lot more in foreign aide to poorer countries.' The competition was, inevitably, close and, in the end, the opposition, Hinchingbrooke, won by a narrow margin. Whoever would have thought, though, that our little school in RCT could come runners up in a national debating competition? We are so proud of the whole team who have worked together to plan, prepare and polish fantastic arguments, and in particular of Amelia, Tom and Mel who were outstanding on the day. In addition to this exciting team win, we would also like to congratulate Melanie and Tom on being awarded individual prizes for being two of the the top five speakers on the day.


We now look forward to the Welsh Schools National Debating Championships in the autumn term and hope to continue with the same success.

If a student or member of staff wishes to find out more about debating, please come along to our debate taster session at 3.15-4.15 on Thursday. We will meet in the library.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 14:48


Blazer Consultation

Blazer ConsultationThank you to the parents, staff and pupils that responded to our school blazer consultation. The school will adopt the blazer as compulsory for Yr7 and Yr12 for Septmber 2017.

We encourage other pupils to also adopt the blazer at this time, but it will become compulsory for all pupils in September 2018. The full uniform list can be accessed by clicking the link below. The 2017/18 Sixth Form uniform is outlined in the prospectus.


 School Uniform List



Last Updated on Monday, 13 March 2017 09:52


Director of Learning - Mathematics Vacancy

vacancies2Due to the promotion of the current Director of Learning Mathematics, the governing body is seeking to appoint an inspirational and dynamic Director of Learning - Mathematics to join our outstanding Maths Department. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher, have first rate leadership skills and have the aspiration to become a senior leader. We are an inclusive school and we welcome applications from both Catholics and non Catholics.

The school will be holding an evening for all interested candidates on the 11th January at 5pm. This will be an informal opportunity to meet the maths team, senior leadership, tour the school and meet some pupils. Light refreshments will be provided and there will be opportunities to ask any questions. Candidates are not required to attend, but it is an excellent opportunity to see what the department and school is 'all about'. If you would like to attend
please contact the school in advance.

Please download the linked documentation:

Full Job Advertisement.pdf

Director of Learning - Mathematics Candidate Pack.pdf

Application Form.doc

Completed application forms should be returned to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 February 2017 09:58


Premier League Enterprise Challenge Win.

Premier LeagueAfter deliberation and lengthy discussions the board members announced that the Year 10 pupils in the group named "The Full Cardiff Experience" were the winners of the initial round and been selected to move forward to represent Cardiff City Football Club in the next round.

Pupils and teachers have been invited to the Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday, 13th December to attend the Wolves fixture as a reward for all their hard work to be presented with a trophy during half time.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 December 2016 16:44


Teacher of Mathematics Vacancy

vacancies2The governing body is seeking to appoint an inspirational and dynamic teacher of mathematics. Please download the linked documentation:

Full Job Advert - Teacher of Mathematics.pdf

Teacher of Mathematics - Candidate Pack.pdf

 Application Form.doc

Completed application forms should be returned to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 16:46


The Future of the Sixth Form at Cardinal Newman

SchoolPlease follow the link for details of changes to Sixth Form provision at Cardinal Newman Catholic Comprehensive School from September 2017. Sixth Form Letter November 2016.pdf

Last Updated on Friday, 11 November 2016 15:04


Sixth Form Questionnaire 2016

combined allWe are conducting a survey in order to help us gauge opinion on our Sixth Form provision. We would be grateful if you could spare two minutes to complete the online questionnaire: Sixth Form Questionnaire. We welcome as many responses as possible to give a true reflection of the views of the whole school community. All responses are completely anonymous.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2016 08:26

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