The John Henry Newman Catholic School

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Location: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About The John Henry Newman Catholic School

The John Henry Newman Catholic School is a mixed, comprehensive, Roman Catholic secondary school with sixth form situated in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. It gained academy status in March 2012 and is supported by The Diocese of Westminster Academy Trust, which sponsors 11 faith schools in the Diocese of Westminster. 

A larger than average secondary school, John Henry Newman provides 1,405 places for secondary and sixth-form students aged 11-18 when fully subscribed. The school was created as an amalgamation of St Angela’s and St Michael’s schools in 1987, making use of the site of St Angela’s.


Clive Mathew

Values and vision

The John Henry Newman Catholic School works towards being a living Christian community where every student is known and valued for their differences and strengths. Serving the Catholic community across over 25 different parishes, the secondary school has a wide catchment area. Teachers are dedicated to giving students a well-rounded education that prepares them for further education and the wider world at this important time in their life.

Ofsted report

“The headteacher is determined to ensure that students achieve high levels of academic success, and become confident, caring and cultured individuals who contribute well to the school and the wider community. Leaders, including members of the governing body, ensure that the school is a safe environment and students are exceptionally well-cared for. Students’ excellent relationships with those who teach and support them contribute to their enjoyment of learning and their drive to succeed.”

View John Henry Newman Catholic School’s latest Ofsted report

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Address: Hitchin Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 4AE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1438 314643