Special Announcement

Coronavirus Update - Newfield is now operating a partially open provision, for a very small number of children of key workers or the extremely vulnerable. Latest update - 22/05/20

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

Wednesday, 27th May 2020

12:00 pm

Half Term Holiday

Thursday, 28th May 2020

12:00 pm

Half Term Holiday

Friday, 29th May 2020

12:00 pm

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

Wonky Donkey and Eid Mubarak!

We would like to wish all of our Newfield Family who are celebrating this weekend a very Happy Eid! It will be much quieter than usual for all of our families, but we hope that you are able to enjoy this special time with your close family…

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

We are thinking about kindness this week, for MHAW 2020. It’s a frightening time at the moment, with COVID, lockdown and no school - so even more important to do things to be kind to ourselves and each other. This lovely online story - Everybody Worries - has been written by Jon Burgerman and…

Thank a Teacher Day

Today is National Thank a Teacher Day - and we want to thank all of our amazing staff - Teachers, HLTAs, EHCAs, business services, catering and site staff.

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.