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.
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 needs, 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.
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.
On the yellow information area of our website you will find a wealth of general information that is relevent to all areas of school.
Our blue section is dedicated to our school for autism @ Newfield and contains everything you need to know about this part of the family.
The red area of the site has all the information about our main school for children and young people with SEND.
Today we have all dressed in red and put on or painted on red noses, to join the nation for Comic Relief to raise money for needy causes at home and abroad! We’ve been selling noses in school and everyone is taking part in fun activities…
Published: 15 March 2019
Today we have celebrated ‘International School Meals Day’. Lots of pupils have enjoyed activities in the hall around the theme ‘Who makes my meal?’. We have been planting and digging vegetables in soil and washing it clean, and explored a range of different…
Published: 14 March 2019
This afternoon the steering group held their half termly meeting to discuss our work on Children’s Rights. We planned, prepared and shared our roles for our event later this week celebrating International School Meals Day where we will be raising awareness of where our food comes from and also raising some money for the charity ‘Marys Meals’…
Published: 11 March 2019
As part of our post 16 curriculum our students work towards developing their life skills, this can include trips to local shops and supermarkets, these visits can prove difficult for our young people due to the busy, noisy and over stimulating environment.
Published: 18 March 2019