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.
On the yellow information area of our website you will find a wealth of general information that is relevent to all areas of school.
Our blue section is dedicated to our school for autism @ Newfield and contains everything you need to know about this part of the family.
The red area of the site has all the information about our main school for children and young people with SEND.
The small number of children in school have been busy with Easter activities this week, but have also been thinking about how important it is for everyone to stay safe. They have painted a lovely rainbow on the window of the school for autism building…
Published: 09 April 2020
Well, the majority of our pupils are at home, and we are missing being together asa a school, but luckily some of our families have had a minute to send in some photos of what they have been getting up to! We love to see the children and find out how they are spending these long days on lockdown - if you’d like to share your activities or celebrations on the blog, please send them into the school website for us to include them here.
Published: 06 April 2020
Well today we have a very strange ‘end of term’ with us now continuing to run through what should be the Easter holidays! The small number of key worker children will be in school next week, with some staff, while everyone else stays at home to stay safe. We said goodbye ‘virtually’ to some staff…
Published: 03 April 2020
Many autistic children experience sensory differences that affect the way they respond to tastes, textures and noises. Sensory differences also affect…
Published: 12 March 2020