Welcome to Newfield ‘An Outstanding School’ Ofsted 2015/2016

Dear Parents, Friends and Colleagues

The following information is aimed at giving you an insight into the life and work of Newfield School. It is hoped that it will provide initial answers to some of the questions that you may wish to ask and will guide you to further sources of information you may need. The web site is in a number of sections covering most aspects of school life and should give you a flavour of what is available at the school. If you require any further information or would like an informal talk or visit, please feel free to contact the school. You are very welcome to come and meet the pupils and staff at work.

Regards Geoff Fitzpatrick Head Teacher.

Artists Impression of New Autism Building

Newfield School is a multi-faith school maintained by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council that provides high quality specialist education for children and young people aged 2 - 19 years. We pride ourselves in meeting the needs of our pupils and students who have a wide range of learning difficulties, including autism, complex medical needs and sensory impairments. We achieve this in partnership with families and carers, providing advice and support, as we feel this is imperative.

‘The collective desire of all adults associated with the school to settle for nothing but the best is the added impetus behind the excellent achievement of pupils who are fortunate enough to attend Newfield School’ (Ofsted 2016)

The school is currently in an exciting stage of development as we are building a new specialist provision to meet the needs of 60 pupils with autism spectrum. Please click on the link image above for updates.

We promote a multi-disciplinary approach to the pupils’ education and care that includes a full-time health care team - physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists supporting, and working collaboratively with, a highly qualified and dedicated staff. We also liaise extensively with outside agencies to ensure all aspects of well-being for our children and young people’s lives are met.

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Summer Building Updates

While we are enjoying our summer holidays – and we hope you are too – the Robertsons team are hard at work on the school for Autism@Newfield site. Check out the regular weekly updates on progress via our website from wherever you are spending the summer, using the link on our home page.

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Last Assembly & Happy Summer Holidays!

Well here we are, last day of the year – what a busy one! We are all ready for a break.
This morning we celebrated saying goodbye to our class of 2017 with an assembly, including screenings of the leavers’ video and ‘The Cosmic Wheelchair’ film made by students earlier in the year – it was lovely…

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