New Intake 2018 – Welcome Letter

The letter below has been sent out to parents and guardians of accepted admissions for September 2018:

Dear Parent/Guardian

I have great pleasure in welcoming you and your child to Blessed John Henry Newman Roman Catholic College. As you will be aware, we are located in the fantastic 21st Century facilities on Broadway, Chadderton.

We look forward to seeing you at a welcome meeting for parents and pupils on Wednesday, 14th March 2018 from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm in the Performance Hall. It will be an opportunity to meet myself, the senior team and staff who will be the key to the successful transition for your child from primary to secondary school. Due to the large numbers who are likely to attend the evening, there will be 2 presentations at 6.00 pm and 6.30 pm. In the other time available, you will be able to tour the college again, speak to staff and pupils, or speak to Learning Support staff if you wish.

Your child’s transition will involve:

  • A visit from a member of our staff to your child’s primary school to deliver ‘Welcome Activities’.
  • Two Transition Days on Wednesday, 4th and Thursday, 5th July 2018.
  • New Intake Evening on Wednesday, 4th July 2018 from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm. An opportunity for parents and children to meet your child’s form tutor.
  • If your child has Special Educational Needs or a disability, your child will receive an additional visit from our specialist team. They may also have an individual support plan.

The Governors of Newman RC College are committed to safer travel for our pupils, and therefore, we have enclosed a Pupil Travel Survey which will be used to update the current College Travel Plan to enable us to understand how our pupils will be travelling to college.

Please find enclosed an Admission Form which must be completed for your child to be added to the college roll and can be returned to the college reception or sent by post to the address below F.A.O Mrs Hodgin, Admissions Officer. Please ensure you include at least three emergency contacts. It would be of great assistance if you are able to return this as soon as possible, please note you may receive another copy in the Admission Pack on Intake Evening for your convenience. You only need to return one completed form.

Please note that Monkhouse Schoolwear are now the official school uniform supplier to Newman College and uniform is no longer available to buy from us directly. We will be providing a tie for your child on the New Intake day as a welcome gift. I have enclosed a flyer to confirm uniform regulations. Monkhouse will be selling the uniform in their shops from 1st April 2018. You will be able to view the uniform and prices on their website from 1st April onwards,

We look forward to meeting you in the first instance on Wednesday, 14th March 2018 from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns or need any further information.

Yours sincerely

Mr G R Potts

Headteacher Designate