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, 11th Dec 2019

10:00 am

Primary Nativity Performance

Wednesday, 11th Dec 2019

10:00 am

16-19 Christmas Enterprise Market Stall in Blackburn Town Centre

Friday, 13th Dec 2019

12:00 pm

Student Christmas Lunch

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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

Christmas Fair 2019

Today we opened up school to parents, carers, friends and families for our annual Christmas Fair. We were very pleased to have so many visitors in school. The children have been busy making things to sell and there were stalls with gifts, cakes, tombolas, raffles and lots of games including…

Sensory Trip to Lapland!

This week, our annual Christmas sensory event is taking place and our 4D multi-sensory studio is transformed to a winter wonderland where we can be transported to Lapland. Our fantastic HLTA Aimie has made a magical theme - starting the journey with clouds and stars on a parachute as we fly through the air. Once there, we can build an igloo with the blocks in the pod and use the switch to activate the pod lights. We can crawl and roll…

Makaton Signs of the Week - 02/12/19

Our signs of the week this time are ‘Different’ and ‘Exciting’. Now that we are in December, it’s all systems go towards Christmas - so there all lots of things going on in school and they are often both different and exciting! We’re also giving you the symbols that we use for these words - some of our children…

Latest Autism News


There is someone in every family who is difficult to buy presents for! There can be any number of reasons for this… perhaps they have everything they want already or just don’t like many different things! We hear from lots of parents who…

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Awards and Accreditations

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