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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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 25th May 2022

9:50 am

Queen’s Jubilee street party event

Friday, 27th May 2022

3:10 pm

School Closes for 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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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

IQM Assessor Visit 2022

oday we had our Inclusion Quality Mark Assessment - We are a Flagship school for Inclusion. Matthew Cuss was our assessor - he has visited Newfield before but this was his first visits as an assessor for us. He met pupils, staff and walked all around school…

Transition Event - Where do we go from here?

Our family wellbeing coordinators Ann Marie and Mathilde organised the “Where Do We Go From Here” Transitions Event for families of pupils in Year 9 and above. What a fantastic turn out! We had 23 different service providers from Colleges, Leisure Providers, Social Care and local voluntary organisations who all provided information to our families. We have received wonderful, positive feedback from the families…

School Council - May 22

Today we got together for our school council meeting. Anna, the teacher who is works in the school for autism, came to our meeting to talk about the big outdoor project she is coordinating. As well as planting trees, she is getting ideas to improve our outdoor area and learning environments. Our members gave…

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.