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A good education for students including their personal development & academic achievement. Ofsted 2013


Contact Us

For all general enquiries please contact us via one of the methods below.

General Enquiries

Cardinal Newman Catholic School
Warden Hill Road

Telephone: 01582 597125

Fax: 01582 587 550

General/Statutory Enquiries:

Alternatively, our receptionists Mrs Linda Swan or Mrs Cathy Aizlewood will be happy to assist you.

Please note that the school is a very busy place during term time. Students and teaching staff follow a set timetable and it is advised to call before or after school hours to speak with Teachers or Heads of Year.

Medical Room

For any queries relating to medication, medical conditions and allergies please contact the medical room.


Telephone: 01582 587508


For any queries relating to exam entries, retakes or fees please contact the exams officer.


Telephone: 01582 587543

Family Worker

More information on the Family Worker can be found here


Telephone: 01582 587575

Safeguarding & SEN

Please read our Trust Safeguarding Policy for more detailed information.

If you have concerns regarding Child Protection please contact either Michelle Chappell who is the designated Safeguarding Lead Teacher or Glenn Billington our Designated Child Protection Officer.

Telephone: 01582 597125 ext: 7400

Michelle Chappell - Designated Safeguarding Lead Teacher

Glenn Billington - Lead Professional, Don Bosco Centre Manager (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Teacher)

Kirsty Bradshaw - Don Bosco Centre Supervisor and Child Protection Officer

Nicki Brown - Family Worker (Available Monday - Wednesday)
01582 587575


For any queries relating to attendance or to notify the school of an absence please contact the Attendance Officer:

Email: Attendance Officer

Telephone: 01582 587 537

Please call before 9am each day your child is absent. If you send us an email, letter or leave a telephone message please ensure you provide:

  • Your child's full name, clearly spelt
  • Their year and Tutor group and
  • The reason for their absence

For medical appointments please provide a letter or a signed note in their school planner and ask them to present this to the attendance officer when they sign in or out at the front office.

Contacting the Governing Body

If, having read our Complaints Procedure, you still wish to contact the Governing Body, please
write to the school at the address below, marking the envelope Private and Confidential. Your letter will be passed onto the Governors at their next meeting.

The Chair of Governors
Cardinal Newman Catholic School
Warden Hill Road


Emailing members of staff

Please remember that the school is a very busy environment and staff have full teaching timetables. We are unable to give timescales for responses to emails so please consider this prior to contacting staff. 

Please also ensure that you email the correct member of staff for your enquiry and please do not copy in several members of staff.  If you are not sure who you need to contact then please email your enquiry to, emails will be forwarded to the appropriate member of the team.

Staff email addresses are all the same format (with the exception of the Headteacher) and you should use the email address format  For example, Mr Alan Smith would have an email address of

A full list of staff and their email addresses can be found here.


Contacting our Headteacher Mr Joe Richardson

If you wish to contact the Headteacher please address your email to the Personal Assistant to the Headteacher  and your message will be forwarded as appropriate.