Cardinal Newman Catholic School
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
About Cardinal Newman Catholic School
Cardinal Newman Catholic School, based in Hove and Brighton is a mixed gender, secondary school for children between the ages of 11 and 18. The East Sussex school is voluntary aided and its denomination is Roman Catholic. The school was originally a part of the Stanford estate and in 1970’s was rented out to Edward King who used the grounds as a market garden, making produce for the Brighton market. Nuns of the Sacred Heart order were granted permission by the Bishop to create the school. They began building work in 1870 and in 1901, a new wing was created. In 1966, the nuns left the premises.
Values and Vision
The school aims to make sure every pupil feels at home and is cared for while on the premises. They follow the values of Christianity. Everything the school does, is done through its faith. It values excellence, with each child taking responsibility for their actions. Cardinal Newman also values togetherness. It wants teachers and students to build a bond with each other and with God. The motto of the school is “no one gets left behind”.
“The pastoral care afforded to vulnerable pupils enables them to make the most of their time in school. Recent improvements to safeguarding arrangements, including to the perimeter security and staff training, mean that a large majority of pupils are safe at all times. The school’s clear Catholic ethos provides a helpful contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of its pupils. Leaders have had good impact on rates of attendance, which compare favourably with the rest of the school. Many post-16 learners exercise voluntary leadership roles in support of whole-school activities. Others serve as positive role models for younger pupils.”