Lots of families want their children to join us, here is some information about how the admissions process works at Newfield.

At Newfield School we are very pleased to receive guests for both informal visits and professional training opportunities.

Visits with a view to requesting a place should be directed through Blackburn with Darwen Children’s Services Department. Please note no visits can be arranged without confirmation in writing from the Local Authority.

The Local Education Authority is the admissions officer for Newfield School and placement at the school must be agreed with them. At present we are full for September 2024, however places could become available. All pupils who attend Newfield School are required to have an Education, Health and Care Plan EHCP.

The following are available in school:

  • ‘without prejudice visits’ - visit by the parents and child to the school, with no expectation of admission on either side at this stage,
  • Pupil Induction visits (See New Pupil Induction)

More information is contained within BwD Local Offer

The Special Educational Needs Statutory Assessment Team deal with requests for statutory assessments. Information on special school admissions can be found here, or phone 01254 666739 or email

Further information about admissions can be found here:

And here:

Admissions policy booklets | Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Admissions Criteria

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Please contact us in school, or contact the Local Authority, for more help and information.

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Newfield School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority.

Full copies of Policies and Procedures related to all aspects of Safeguarding, and the Complaints Policy, are available on request from Rachel Kay, Head Teacher and Designated Senior Lead for Safeguarding and Child Protection.

Equality Duty

Newfield School complies with the general and specific duties of the Equality Act (2010). In accordance with the duty we publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard to the need to;

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination
  • Advance equality of opportunity
  • Foster good relations

These specific duties have been considered in relation to all our policies and procedures in school. Our objectives will be reported on and published as part of the Governance public documents available for inspection under the Freedom of Information Regulations and Data Protection duties and in the school newsletter to parents.

Our Equality Objectives are set, reviewed and published annually in our School Development Plan.

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