Hello, we are Newman RC College. Welcome to our site!

Leah
Leah, Year 10

“At Newman College we cultivate and celebrate our distinct Catholic nature through the promotion of ‘Dignity and Excellence’ for all members of our College family”

“I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons”

“God has created me to do Him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission”

Mr M McGhee

A message from the Headteacher

Welcome to Newman RC College, where we live our faith by making our mission of Dignity and Excellence apparent in everything that we do, and in following the example of Jesus Christ. Spiritual nourishment and academic excellence is our core business.

Pope Francis wrote that ‘It takes a village to raise a child’. Newman College is not just a village – it is a family reflecting Pope Francis’ message: ‘dare to have fabulous plans…. and do not to be afraid to dream’.

The recent Ofsted inspection report accurately captured the improvements and achievements of the College since it opened on the Chadderton site in September 2012. The inspection team acknowledged the breadth and quality of our achievements, ranging from teaching which leads to outstanding progress, to behaviour which is judged as good and often outstanding.

This rapid growth was wholly apparent in the summer exam results, in which our Year 11 students substantially exceeded the national average in nearly every school performance measure.

Our greatest asset, however, is clearly the staff and young people and the pride they have in the college. Our children were quoted in the Ofsted report saying “We are proud of our school”, while staff are quoted as saying “It is a privilege to work here!” That pride is reflected in the conduct inside and outside of lessons, the engagement in learning and the range of opportunities available to children. The pride, resolve and sheer hard work of pupils and staff have ensured we are growing rapidly into the learning community our mission demands.

Mr M McGheeHeadteacher

About our college

At Newman College we cultivate and celebrate our distinct Catholic nature through the promotion of ‘Dignity and Excellence’ for all members of our College family. John Henry Newman wrote ‘God has created me to do Him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission.’ Newman College is committed to placing faith at its centre, radiating the Gospel values of love, service, courage and reconciliation from the physical and spiritual heart of our learning community. ‘I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons’. At Newman College we celebrate collectively in our triumphs and we are united in our trials.