Environment & Facilities

Newfield is a purpose built special school building which is equipped with all necessary facilities to provide the highest standards of education and care.

All classes are resourced to a high standard; there are interactive whiteboards in every class base together with a wide range of computers and peripherals and an extensive variety of audio visual teaching aids.

In addition, there are specialist facilities that include:

  • 4D Multi Sensory Studio
  • 4D Multi Sensory equipped Hall
  • 4D Multi Sensory Hydrotherapy pool (with specialist teachers employed)
  • Food Technology room
  • A variety of meeting/training facilities for parents/carers and professionals to use

The 4D sensory spaces enable learners to be immersed in a huge range of environments - from an autumnal experience, to an under water world or the moon and space! Learners can interact with the environments using switches and touch screen technologies.

The pool is equipped with underwater speakers as well as teh light and image technologies of the 4D equipment.

Underwater experience
Hydro pool
4D Sensory Studio - Autumn

Outdoor Provision

Outside, there are well maintained grounds, and hard play areas equipped with all weather musical instruments, play equipment and an outdoor gym. There is also a sensory garden containing story teller corner, a willow tree tunnel and raised planter beds for children, including those in wheelchairs, to access planting and gardening activities.

Willow tunnel
sensory corner

‘The foyer provides a calm, bright, welcoming entrance to Newfield within the modern school building which houses excellent facilities…Display is attractive;… The school has a warm, welcoming… ‘feel’’’. LPPA 2016

Newfield School
Old Bank Lane
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB1 2PW

01254 588 600

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Safeguarding

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 Geoff Fitzpatrick, 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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