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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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

Staff Training Day - Summer 22

Whilst the children had their last day in school yesterday, staff have been back in today, very busy, getting ready for the next academic year. We have been swapping rooms, organising class spaces, removing displays to prepare for new ones and taking part in lots of training. We have had some staff doing Team Teach training and others taking part in a huge number of sessions delivered by our fantastic nursing team - medication administration, gastrostomy feeding, epilepsy…

Goodbye Leavers and Happy Summer Holidays!

This week we’ve been keeping cool in the middle of a heatwave and enjoying our last days with friends in school before the summer holidays. S2 enjoyed ordering pizza and having a pizza party, using the money they have earned for their enterprise activities. In MOVE children were keeping cool whilst playing and developing their motor skills and having fun with water. Finally…

Heatwave Advice

As we anticipate a heatwave in the final days of this academic year we have put together some advice around keeping children, families and staff safe and well. Please see our short presentation that will help you - and don’t forget your pets too!

Latest Autism News

Book Club Blog - A Normal Family

Henry Normal is the famous creator of The Royle Family, Mrs Merton and Paul Calf to name but a few. He also has a son with autism…

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Awards and Accreditations

‘Parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive about how well their children are supported’. Ofsted, 2021.