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Meet The Staff

Highslide JS Ms J. Mott
Highslide JS Ms K. Ryan-Murray
Deputy Headteacher
Highslide JS Ms L. Anderson
Assistant Head
Highslide JS Mrs S. Grundy
Primary Manager

Term Dates





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School Lunch Menu

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A Different Perspective

Matt B has showed amazing skill in photography and creativity in making a timelapse movie of the iconic frontage of Newman School.



As part of his Creative and Media Level 2 quailification, KS5C have to plan, film and edit a short film. Matt's idea features a scene where he wanted to demonstrate the passage of time. He reasearched different ways of showing the passage of time, and decided timelapse photography was the best.


Enjoy this sneak preview of Matt's work.




The Cope Group have started their new activities as part of the Boost Project.




Stephen, Sam P, Sam F and Matt have been on the first day of the Boost Project. They started the day with some team building activities and meeting their peer mentors.


The group then moved on to Awesome Walls indoor climbing facility in Sheffield, to take on their first challenge: Rock climbing!

Shakespeare Workshops
bill.pngStudents have enjoyed two exciting, fun and enjoyable days in Shakespeare workshops, run by Open Minds Theatre Company. They have developed their acting, confidence and team-building skills during these special two days. We had Drama Queens and Kings, Sound Technicians, Stage Managers and a Musician in Residence; when it was time to perform, the students certainly put on a show to remember.

Matthew said "It was a brilliant experience" and Megan and Ellie gave it the thumbs up. Everyone clapped and jeered when the crown went to the rightful King of Scotland at the end! Well done everyone. You were all stars!

Gone Fishin'

Pupils at Newman School in KS4 have been on a fabulous fishing field trip.


KS4 have been fishing, and they had a fantastic time. The weather was good and the fish were biting. They pupils learned about all aspects of fishing, such as the different types of fish they were going to try and catch and what different fish liked to eat.

The pupils then went on to fish two different spots, with Declan managing to get the highest number of fish from the two spots. That was until, Bradley went and managed to get 11 fish in one location, catching Crucian Carp, Perch, Bream, Roach and Tench.

Meadow Lodge Residential

Newman students recently visited Meadow Lodge, a learning and development centre near Matlock. They stayed for two nights in a six-bedroom bungalow with fully accessible bedrooms and bathrooms, a sensory room, Jacuzzi bath and took part in lots of activities including team swing and see-saw, high ropes, archery, buggies and go-carts.

The children thoroughly enjoyed their stay! Ellie 'loved it - everyone was very nice'. Patrick thought the trip was 'Wicked. When I got home I was bored!' whilst Liam 'liked everything - I liked climbing the high ropes.'. Caitlyn wanted to say to the Centre's staff 'Thank you for making our stay with you so brilliant' and Louisa also said 'Thank you, I did enjoy everything - I had a fun time at Meadow Lodge'. Lucy also enjoyed the facilities -' I liked the bathroom - I had a jacuzzi bath!'.

Mover and Shaker!

At the Healthy Settings Celebration Event on 18th June 2014, Jo, our cook received the "Mover and Shaker Award", recognising how she has worked above and beyond her paid role and responsibilities.

Jo's care and attention to detail means the children know that they are valued; their lunchtime experience is a positive one, and this is a major supporting factor in the work that Newman School aims to do with our children.



Pupils from Newman School have attended the ROSCARS award night at New York Stadium, Rotherham.

On a lovely summer evening, pupils from Newman School went to find out if their film or animation had won an award at the ROSCARS. Newman School pupils entered 9 films, with 7 of those being nominated for the finals.



The weather couldn’t have been better, which was a good job as the event was in the football stadium! With the sun shining down, the bubbles blowing lazily through the air and Newman pupils poised in anticipation, the results were read out, needless to say, they were amazing!


Y12 Film - Winner

Y11 Film - Runner Up

Y11 Animation - Winner

Y10 Film - Runner Up

Y9 Film - Runner Up

Y8 Film - Runner Up

Y4 Film - Highly Commended


Congratulations to the pupils and thank you to the staff who worked really hard to make the films possible.

We’re looking forward to next year, but we may need a bigger trophy cabinet!


School Status

School closes for the Autumn Half-Term Holiday on Friday, 24 October 2014

Pupil of the Week


With 12 points awarded including for

"Good looking and listening when being tested in AAC."
Many congratulations and well done!

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House Points

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Meet the Student Council

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Deputy Chairperson
Safety Officer

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