50 Years Celebratory Mass


Friday 8th September 2017
The Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saint Helen's Church, Caerphilly

We are having a Mass at 6.30pm on Friday 8th September at St Helen's Church to celebrate 50 years of Cardinal Newman.

Refreshments afterwards.

All welcome. Come along and join the celebration!


Last Updated on Thursday, 07 September 2017 08:37


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


GCSE Results 2017

GCSE 2017Congratulations to our Yr 11 and Yr 10 who received their GCSE results today. We are really pleased with what you all have achieved. There have also been some outstanding individual performances. We look forward to welcoming the majority back to the sixth form and we wish everyone the best in their chosen next steps.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 August 2017 09:35


2016-17 End of Year Message


It has been another exciting and fulfilling year at Cardinal Newman. We would like to thank parents for their ongoing support.

AS/ A-Level results day is the 17th August and will be at the college. GCSE results day is the 24th August. Results will be available from 9.30am on both days. Follow us on Twitter for regular updates throughout the holidays @CNSRCT.

We wish everyone a restful, enjoyable and safe break. We look forward to seeing all the pupils back safe and sound on the 6th September. God bless.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 August 2017 10:52


Post 16 Exam Results

2017 Post 16 croppedCongratulations to our A Level and AS students who achieved some of the best results we have ever had. Special congratulations to our two students who gained places at Oxford. So many of you are going off to top universities! We are so pleased to see you achieve the grades you need to get to the university you want. We are proud of all of you and it is great to see you going on to the next stage of your lives after seven years with us. Good luck and God bless.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 August 2017 10:51


School Uniform Update May 2017

Blazer ConsultationFollowing our recent consultation, the school will formally adopt blazers for September 2017. The linked documents details the expectations for uniform and contains photographs to highlight what is acceptable. The school believes that uniform is an essential part of discipline and demonstrates a pupil's readiness to work. Our updated uniform is smart and business like. It signals our high expectations for all our pupils. The new uniform will be compulsory for Yr7 and Yr12 from September. It will be phased in for other year groups, becoming compulsory in September 2018. However, we hope as many pupils as possible adopt the uniform from this September. School Uniform.pdf

Last Updated on Friday, 21 July 2017 09:22


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! 


Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 14:48


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.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 July 2017 13:22


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.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 July 2017 15:29


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.



Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 July 2017 10:51


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