New Academic Year

vacancies2All pupils in Years 7-11 will return to school on Tuesday 2nd September. Year 7 will go straight to the main hall. All other year groups will go to their tutor rooms. Year 12 return on Tuesday 2nd September at the Nantgarw Campus. Year 12 students are to go to Room 332 on the third floor by 9:00am where further information will be given about the induction process. Year 13 will return on Thursday 4th September at the Nantgarw Campus.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 September 2014 13:15


GCSE Exam Results

gcse results 2014Congratulations to Year 11 who have smashed the school record for the percentage of pupils achieving five GCSEs A*-C, including Maths and English. 71% of pupils achieved this key measure of success. This is our fourth consecutive record breaking set of results in four years. These results are testament to the hard work put in by pupils and teachers. 88% of pupils achieved five GCSEs A*-C and 100% achieved at least five GCSEs A*-G. The school is immensely proud of this year group and we wish them every success when they continue on to the sixth form.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 14:56


Exam Results

GCE results 2014Congratulations to all students who received their AS and A2 results today. 98.45% of A2 students received at least two A levels at grades A*-E. 78.29% of A2 examination results were at grade A*-C. This is a three percent rise from last year and an eighteen percent rise from 2012. 34.11% of examination results at A2 were at A*-A. These excellent results were replicated at AS level, where there was a 6.78% rise in those achieving A*-E grades and a two percent rise in those achieving A grades.

We wish all those who have sat their A2 exams the best of luck at
university and look forward to seeing our AS students back in September.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 August 2014 19:39


Headteacher's End of Year Message


Thank you to all pupils and staff for all of their hard work during this academic year. Thank you also to parents and governors for their help and support. We have set ourselves the target of becoming an excellent school and we are well on our way to this goal. We are well above local and national targets on every important measure. We are aiming to improve again next year. This means we are increasing our expectations of the pupils in terms of academic results, effort, behaviour and uniform. I am sure that parents share these aspirations for their children and will support us in this endeavour.

Please ensure that all pupils return next year in correct full uniform, fully equipped and ready to work. Anything other than this will be an unnecessary distraction. A full uniform list is included below for your information.

Our hopes and prayers are with the pupils who are waiting for examination results in the summer. I wish them all the best of luck.

I hope that everyone connected with the school has a safe, happy and relaxing break. I look forward to seeing all pupils back in September.

Justin O’Sullivan


Full School Uniform List.pdf




Last Updated on Thursday, 14 August 2014 10:23


Staff Retirement


A number of staff are leaving Cardinal Newman at the end of this academic year. Mrs Morgan, Mr Evans, Mrs Williams, Ms Davies, Mrs Cox, Mr Hankins and Mr Fecci are all moving on to various new challenges in September. They have over 120 years of service to the school between them. Each of them has had a large impact on the school and on the pupils that they have come into contact with. The governors of Cardinal Newman would like to thank them for their hard work over the years and wish them the very best for the future.

Rory Simmonds,

Chair of the Governing Body.




Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014 17:20


School Term and Holiday Dates 2014-15

calendarPlease follow the link to download the school term and holiday dates for the academic year 2014 -15. School Term and Holiday Dates 2014 -15.pdf

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 11:42


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