Dining Facilities Upgrade

dining july 2017The school will have reduced catering facilities between Monday 10th and Friday 21st July. This is due to the refurbishment of the kitchen and dining areas. A reduced menu will be in place during this period and there will an increase to waiting times. Children are advised to bring packed lunches where possible. Apologies in advance and thank you for your patience.


Year 10 Parents Evening

Parents Eve

Monday 10th July at 5pm

The evening will start at 5pm and last approximately one hour.

During this time you will hear short presentations from:
Mrs Pearce, Head of Key Stage 4
Mrs Lazenby, Director of Learning English
Mr James, Director of Learning Maths
Mr Nicholas, Director of Learning Science
Mrs Basini Guy, Head of Key Stage 5
explaining expectations in Key Stage 4 and changes to the Core GCSE subject specifications.

It will be beneficial for your child to be present for the meeting.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions and meet staff after the presentations. Please confirm your attendance by returning the slip at the bottom of the invitation letter.

Please email Mrs Pearce at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday.


Year 8 Cross Curricular Trip


Pupils in Year 8 enjoying a cross curricular trip to Ogmore by Sea with Geography, PE, Art and English.

In Geography pupils were experiencing interesting headland and beach tours. In PE pupils were involved in a range of beach activities.

In English pupils were creating meaningful Haiku poetry. In Art pupils were inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy and created beach sculptures out of rocks and pebbles.




A Summer Celebration of Music

MusicNotesWednesday 28th June 6pm
Cardinal Newman School Hall

A concert celebrating pupils' musical achievements

Tickets available at the door.
Admission charge: Adults £3, Children and Concessions £2.
Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children)  £8
Refreshments will be available throughout the evening

Lawn Tennis Association Award

Staff and pupils at Cardinal Newman Catholic School and Sixth Form Centre, Pontypridd are ecstatic after being awarded the Education Programme of the Year Award" from the Lawn Tennis Association.


Two years ago, tennis was barely on the radar at Cardinal Newman RC School, but since taking part in innovative secondary schools programme 'School of Tennis', it has become a hub for the sport.

'School of Tennis' is designed and managed by the Tennis Foundation. It aims to radically change the way tennis is delivered in secondary schools to make it more relevant and engaging for teenagers. The programme provides schools with support so they can deliver tennis in the best way to suit their school and pupils.

Neil Perkins an Assistant Headteacher at the school said; "With such poor facilities we jump at any opportunity for external funding. The Tennis Foundation, Tennis Wales and the Lawn Tennis Association have been fantastic in facilitating and funding the 'School of Tennis' program. Our fabulous PE department have embraced the project and taken it to the next level. We as a school are so proud of their achievements."

Christine Sprowell, Schools Tennis Manager at the Tennis Foundation, Great Britain's leading tennis charity, said: "The PE staff and Senior Leadership Team have been hugely supportive in radically changing the way tennis is delivered in the school and subsequently bringing more students to the game so they can enjoy all the physical and social benefits which tennis brings."

The PE Department will be presented with the National Award by the Duchess of Gloucester at Wimbledon on the 4th July 2017.

Lawn Tennis Association Website


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