Confirmation Enrolment Mass

St Helens altarThe Year 8 Confirmation Enrolment Mass will be held on Sunday 2nd February at 10:30am in St Helen's Church, Nantgarw Road, Caerphilly. All are welcome.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 January 2014 17:03



filming 1REMINDER: The filming of pupils and or staff by other pupils is forbidden and will result in immediate exclusion.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 17:26


Excellence for Catholic Education in Wales

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Cardinal Newman Comprehensive School and one of its main primary feeder St. Michael’s School Treforest, have achieved a unique double in the world of education. In November Cardinal Newman was ranked top secondary school in RCT authority and now St. Michael’s has been named as the top primary school in RCT and sixth in Wales. Both schools were named the top schools in their sector in the Media Wales schools ranking system which uses 21 different Government approved measures including attendance, pupil attainment, behaviour, finance and staffing.

Cardinal Newman School works closely with St. Michael’s and all of its cluster group in improving standards in English and Maths, a major priority set by the Welsh Government. The partnership between the schools extends to residential transition events for pupils in Year 6 as well as a transition week at Cardinal Newman. Staff from the Catholic Cluster meet to discuss ways of improving standards in our community, share Inset days to enhance the professional and spiritual development of staff.

This success is a testament to the hard work of both teachers and students as well as the continued support of parents, Governors the Archdiocese and RCT. We are extremely proud of everyone and what we have achieved.

For admissions, or to arrange a visit – 01443 494110 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 01443 486840 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014 11:59


School Uniform

Uniform1A guidance document for school uniform has been produced. Please download and keep for further reference.School Uniform.pdf

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 January 2014 18:31


Year 11 Transition Evening

results13The Year 11 Transition Evening will take place in school on Thursday 23rd January at 6pm

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 14:09


Caffeine Drinks

Caffeine drinksParents are reminded that Caffeine energy drinks are not permitted in school. Please follow this link to read more about the dangers associated with these drinks. caffeineinformer.com 

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014 16:47


Happy Christmas To All

2ndNativity Enjoy a very happy Christmas from all staff and Governors at Cardinal Newman.

In the event of severe weather in January, individuals will be informed about school closures via text messages and through this website. Please also check the council website - RCT emergency school closures

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 December 2013 16:14


Attendance Incentive Scheme

letterThe school is targeting 100% attendance for all pupils next term. All pupils who get within 2% of this target will be entered into a prize draw to win a Kindle Fire. There will be a Kindle Fire for each year group. The incentive scheme will run from January 6th 2014 to April 14th 2014. Follow the link for further details. Attendance Prize Draw Letter.pdf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 December 2013 17:47


Christmas Carol Service

Nativity3The Christmas Carol Service will take place on Wednesday18th December from 7pm. Everyone is welcome. The evening will conclude with mince pies, mulled wine and a raffle, with proceeds going to our partner school in Bukalasi.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013 16:48


School Banding

banding'Parents may have noticed that the Welsh Government has published the latest banding information for schools in Wales. Information on banding and details of all the schools in Wales can be found on the link below. Cardinal Newman is in Band 2. This means we are in the top 50% of schools in Wales. We are near the top of the band and have missed Band 1 status by one or two marks for the last three years. We are, however, one of the very few schools who have not fluctuated up and down the bands over the last three years. This demonstrates that there is solid, sustainable progress being made year on year. I thank pupils, parents, staff and governors for their support in making this progress.'

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-25347593

Last Updated on Friday, 13 December 2013 15:57


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