Newsome High School
Kirklees, United Kingdom
About Newsome High School
Newsome High School is a co-educational, non-denominational secondary in Kirklees. As of the most recent inspection there were 578 students on the school roll. Facilities include a Media Centre which hosts a state of the art film studio and recently built equivalent sound recording studio. Newsome TV is a weekly broadcast. The school is located close to Newsome Junior School and Castle Hill School. The village of Newsome has a population of around 1,000, and is located 1 mile south of Huddersfield.
Values and vision
Excellent behaviour, good manners and consideration underpin the Newsome ethos. The school believes good discipline is essential in order for our students to learn and teachers to teach. High emphasis is also placed on providing a caring and secure environment that allows all students to succeed and prevents any from failing.
Specialist status as a sports college has enabled Newsome High School to develop superb outdoor and indoor facilities. Floodlit multi sport and tennis outdoor playing areas, extensive grass areas and a state of the art sports hall and fitness and dance studio allow us to be a centre for sporting excellence in the community. The local community makes a good use of facilities and has in place a vigorous adult and youth programme. A committed staff and excellent resources allows a supplementation of the curriculum with a extensive programme of enrichment activities after school hours, offering a wide range of learning activities and sport.
“Leaders are ambitious for the school to be ‘simply the best’ and the school is making progress. Staff are keen to see the school develop. Middle leaders have begun to make changes, for example by using ideas from ‘The Market Place’, a forum for staff to share ideas and practice to develop their teaching.”