Bio Metric Opt In Form

letterIn April the school will be having a cashless catering system provided by the RCT catering company - Catering Direct.

This system will use Bio-Metric fingerprint technology. A letter explaining the process has been sent out to all pupils in Years 7 - 11, and a link provided below. Before pupils can be registered on the system, consent must be granted by a parent / carer. Please complete and return the attached slip to the school by the 21st March. Bio-Metric opt in letter.pdf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 13:52


College Open Evening

combined allThere will be an Open Evening for Year 11 students held at the college on Tuesday 11th March starting at 4pm

Last Updated on Friday, 07 March 2014 12:03


Year 7 Newsletter

y7 newsletterPlease follow the link to download the Year 7 Newsletter. Year 7 Newsletter.pdf

Last Updated on Friday, 07 March 2014 11:53


School Transport

busesThe Welsh Government has launched a consultation on school transport. It is essential that as many people as possible connected to Church and Catholic Schools make their feelings known. The proposal guidance does not guarantee free transport to Church Schools. The link to the Consultation Document and the email address for the Welsh Government are provided below. The Consultation closes on the 13th April 2014.


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Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 13:21


Sixth Form Applications

applicationCould we please remind all Year 11 students wishing to return with us for Sixth Form studies, that the application forms should be returned to school by the 20th February.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 February 2014 08:11


Letter of Thanks - Fund Raising


Dear Students and Staff of Cardinal Newman School,

The school governing body heard of your fund raising to aid victims of the Philippines typhoon at our recent meeting.

We were hugely impressed by the effort you made and the results achieved.

Your contribution to victims of the disaster has helped to:

  • Provide 50,000 people with hygiene kits, including soap and water purification tablets to help prevent the spread of disease
  • Provide safe drinking water to thousands of families in ten of the worst-hit communities on Leyte island
  • Deliver food, shelter and emergency kits to remote islands to the north of Cebu, using convoys of local fishing-boats
  • Support local church volunteers in providing thousands of food packs and shelter kits to devastated communities across the country

With support from CAFOD and other Caritas agencies around the world, Church partners have helped more than 830,000 people.

Your efforts are a credit to yourselves and to our school.

Yours sincerely,

Rory Simmonds,

Chair of the Governing Body of Cardinal Newman School.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:22


Internet Safety Talk


An external speaker from “Stop It Now!” will be giving a talk on internet safety on 11th February from 17:30 – 19:30. The talk is open to all parents wishing to attend.

More information about “Stop it Now!” can be found at www.stopitnow.org.uk/wales.htm

The Safer Internet Centre is promoting a “Safer Internet Day” on the 11th February. Details can be found at www.saferinternet.org.uk

Another organisation promoting online safety is the Lucy Faithfull Foundation. www.lucyfaithfull.org.uk


Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014 11:31


Year 9 Options 2014

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The Year 9 Options / Careers Evening scheduled for 13th February has been postponed.
As a replacement there will be options presentations and advice for parents during the Year 9 Parents' Evening on 6th March.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 February 2014 13:13


Teaching Post Vacancies

vacancies2The school is looking to recruit six new teachers for September 2014. We are looking for a Director of Learning - Welsh & Welsh Development, a Director of Learning - P.E., a Teacher of Maths, a Teacher of English, a Teacher in charge of History and a Teacher of Welsh. All candidates must be excellent practitioners and have a full appreciation of the unique nature of Catholic schools. For more information and how to apply please follow the links below.

Head of Department / Director of Learning - Welsh - Welsh Development
Teacher of English
Teacher of Maths
Head of Department / Director of Learning - P.E.
Teacher in Charge - History

Teacher of Welsh

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 February 2014 15:31


Athlete Mentoring

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As part of the Sky Sports Living for Sport Initiative, Olympian and former international triple jumper Vernon Samuels visited the school as an Athlete Mentor. The role of the Athlete Mentor is to inspire the sporting aspirations of students by passing on examples of their journey to success and experiences as an elite sports person.

Staff and pupils suggested Vernon trademarked the ‘V love’ or ‘Big Vern’ victory pose that they had invented for him.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014 14:16


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