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.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 19th Jun 2019

10:00 am

Art Exhibition

Wednesday, 26th Jun 2019

12:00 am

Sports Week

Thursday, 27th Jun 2019

12:00 am

Sports Week

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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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Main School

The red area of the site has all the information about our main school for children and young people with SEND.

Latest News From Our Blog

Duke of Edinburgh Award Expedition 2019 - Main School - part V

After an exciting day and evening outdoors and a look at the big main Waddow Hall, pupils and staff on the expedition have come inside into the bunk house and…

Duke of Edinburgh Award Expedition 2019 - Main School - part IV

This evening the sun has come out and we are enjoying sitting around the campfire in the great outdoors. We’ve got marshmallows to toast and it’s really good…

Duke of Edinburgh Award Expedition 2019 - Main School - part III

We have settled in at Waddow Hall now - the food has arrived and we have unpacked all of the shopping that we have planned for the trip. We have made hot drinks and have done all our own cooking - we have made pasta bake and vegetable biriyani for tea…

Latest Autism News

Lego Therapy

Many of our pupils at Newfield have weekly Speech and Language Therapy sessions. These consist of differentiated activities to meet the needs of the pupils and help to develop their communication and social skills.

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Awards and Accreditations

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