Welcome to Newfield.

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.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, 3rd May 2021

12:00 pm

May Day Closure

Wednesday, 12th May 2021

9:00 am

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On the yellow information area of our website you will find a wealth of general information that is relevent to all areas of school.

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School for Autism

Our blue section is dedicated to our school for autism @ Newfield and contains everything you need to know about this part of the family.

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School for SEND

The red area of the site has all the information about our SEND school for children and young people with a wide range of learning needs, complex medical & healthcare needs and sensory impairments.

Latest News From Our Blog

Ramadan Mubarak!

We would like to wish all of our Newfield Families who are joining in with this special time of year a very Happy Ramadan. As our friends and families begin the holy month of fasting, we wish them, along with the millions of Muslims around the world a blessed and generous month.

Happy Easter!

We’ve had a fun week, with some nice spring weather that has meant children have been able to spend more time outdoors - doing lots of playing as well as Easter egg hunts! During the Easter holidays some staff are coming to school to develop the grounds in the sensory garden - we’ve had some donations, but if you know anyone or want to donate a bag of soil some plants, seeds or anything nice for our garden, please get in touch!

Spring Learning 21

Spring is here and with it a bit better weather and opportunities to learn about new life - our youngest children in school in class 1 have been having some exciting adventures collecting tadpoles from the pond in our sensory garden. We are looking forward to some frogs hopping around soon! Back in class, they recreated the experience with jelly and raisins for some sensory exploration - yuk! Meanwhile…

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Artwork Raising Money for Charity

Take a look at this feel good story on the BBC website.

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Awards and Accreditations

‘Parents agree ‘Newfield is an exceptional school’’. Ofsted, 2016.