Special Announcement

Coronavirus Update - Newfield is now fully closed for the summer holidays. Latest update - 17/07/20.

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

Tuesday, 1st Sep 2020

12:00 pm

Staff Development Day

Wednesday, 2nd Sep 2020

12:00 pm

Staff Development Day

Thursday, 3rd Sep 2020

8:45 am

school reopens for pupils

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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

Goodbye to our Class of 2020

At the end of this very strange Summer term, we say goodbye to our oldest pupils in school. The Class of 2020 have sadly not been able to enjoy all of the things we usually do to mark the end of their time at Newfield - Celebration of Achievement, Assemblies, Trips and of course the Prom! We are always sorry to see them leave us but…

Children's Art Week 2020 - Winners

Thank you to everyone who sent in entries to the Art Competition over the last few weeks. We had some great work sent in - a wide variety, which is fantastic. Our 1st prize winner is Terence for his thought provoking piece The World - Before &…

National School Breakfast Programme

Newfield is delighted to be part of the National School Breakfast Programme from September 2020. We will be working with Family Action and Magic Brakfast to ensure that all families who want to, have access to a healthy breakfast for their children…

Latest Autism News

COVID-19: how does the coronavirus pandemic affect autistic people?

One of the features of Autism is that people with Autism struggle with change. The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has thrown everything in our routines and daily lives into turmoil and this is a challenge for everyone, but for people with autism this sudden, unexpected change and disruption to everyday life is particularly difficult..

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Awards and Accreditations

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