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

Monday, 18th Feb 2019

12:00 am

Half Term Holiday

Tuesday, 19th Feb 2019

12:00 am

Half Term Holiday

Wednesday, 20th Feb 2019

12:00 am

Half Term Holiday

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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

Farewell to Old Friends!

Today, at the end of our first Spring half term, we have had a fabulous Valentine’s disco, where we have said goodbye and good luck to a couple of our staff members - Debbie & Louise. Louise has been with us as HR Manager for 6 years…

Time to Talk Day 2019 - Pupil Activities

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week and the theme this year is ‘Healthy Inside and Out’. We have been helping the children to think about being healthy and how it is important to talk about how they are feeling – we have looked at lots of ways of…

Time to Talk Day 2019 - Wellbeing Breakfast

Staff started the day enjoying a wellbeing breakfast in the Main School staff lounge. We enjoyed toast, croissants, juice and hot drinks and the opportunity to catch up with friends…

Latest Autism News

Caring for Animals

Lots of research has been undertaken over the years about how animals can help people with Autism. Some have suggested that animals provide an opportunity to create a social bond and even reduce anxiety. Whatever the benefits may be, it is certainly true that here at Newfield, many of our students enjoy visiting animals at the farm.

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Awards and Accreditations

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