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

Friday, 18th Oct 2019

3:10 pm

school closes for half term holiday

Monday, 21st Oct 2019

12:00 am

Half Term Holiday

Tuesday, 22nd Oct 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

RRSA 2019-20

Today we held the first meeting of the new academic year for the Rights Respecting School steering group. There were lots of pupils and staff who came to find out more about what we do as a…

Meet the Headteacher

This morning we invited parents and carers into school to meet Rik, our new headteacher who joined the Newfield family at the start of September. Parents and carers…

World Mental Health Day 2019

Today we celebrated World Mental Health Day with lots of events to help pupils and staff think about how our mental health is just as important as our physical health. Some staff enjoyed an early start with our half termly wellbeing breakfast in our staff lounge - tea, toast, crumpets and a chance to have a chat with colleagues…

Latest Autism News

Autism and Diagnosis

Autism can be difficult to diagnose. Many parents find themselves waiting a long time for a diagnosis and some professionals find it hard to decide if a person…

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Awards and Accreditations

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