The school has a full-time chaplain Mrs James who works alongside students and staff encouraging, supporting and helping to create a deeply spiritual environment within our school community. Here at CNCHS we thrive to ensure that every child entering our school will have a clear understanding of the teachings of Jesus and the foundations of the Catholic faith allowing them to grow into compassionate, caring and confident young adults.  At CNCHS the Chaplaincy team offers a wide range of opportunities for all our students. The team is involved in a range of areas of school life. At our school we take part in a number of events and programmes that involve us living our faith.

Faith in Action (The CYMFed National Catholic Award Scheme). The participation in this scheme is an exciting prospect, it will involve spending some time in active work as well as in thought and prayer, all centred around the big question posed by Pope Benedict during his UK visit; ‘What kind of person do you want to be?’
The Faith in action Scheme helps identify and celebrate what is really important and to formally achieve recognition for the many different ways they contribute positively to the community.
Pupils will be encouraged to take ownership of projects and develop them according to their own talents and interests.
Award Levels -The Faith in Action Scheme allows for participation at four levels:
Award Level    Pin   Bronze   Silver   Gold
The scheme is progressive in nature, which means for example, they may achieve the pin award in one year and work towards the Bronze the following year.

Values and Ethos

As a catholic school, we pride ourselves on the fundraising we do for others. All our students and families contribute to the activities we hold here at Newman. Over the last few years, we have raised a substantial amount of money for various charities including YMCA Warrington, St Rocco’s, and the White chapel centre and River Reeves Foundation

Full Circle is a programme designed for young people who have suffered significant loss often through bereavement or divorce. 
When something significant happens in a family, the entire family is affected.  Even though death, divorce or other loss issues appear to be only grown-up problems, they have a profound effect on the children who are touched by such experiences.  If a parent dies, a divorce happens or a painful loss occurs, not only do the parents grieve, the children do also.  Children may find it extremely difficult to verbalise their feelings of grief because of their age and inexperience.
We have some sensitive, caring and well-trained adults who have said “yes” to helping these children put their feelings into words, work through their grief, build a stronger sense of self-esteem, and begin to accept what has taken place in the family.
If your child is part of a single parent family, a step-family, has experienced death of a loved family member, friend or sibling, or is struggling through a painful experience, this will be an opportunity for him/her to share with a special someone on the outside what is happening on the inside.

Here at Cardinal Newman all our students across the year groups are invited and encourage to join our residentials and day retreats each year. Our aim is to help our students take a minute in their day to slow down and be in touch with what they believe is real and true. This enables them to reconnect with themselves, others and God.

Year 7 all participate in our inhouse retreat each year, they are given the opportunity to step away from the pressures of school life. We have many had many different teams join us including, Shrewsbury youth mission team, and Animate youth team, enabling then to experience and grow a relationship with God.

“It was a brilliant day we had lots of fun and was able to take a minute to think about ourselves and God”
Year 7 Student
Year 8 and 9 students are invited to join us on our 3 nights residential retreat at Savio House, a Salesian retreat centre outside of Macclesfield serving young people across the UK. Set in beautiful rural surroundings, students are able to experience the wonderful views from White Nancy.
Students experience a number of ways to pray and to live out their faith in their daily lives – while they are encouraged to discuss different topics as a group, which they may be facing in our modern world. They are also able to play plenty of games, other fun activities and spend time as a school community.

“Being able to spend time in prayer and learning about ourselves was a really good feeling”
Year 8 Student

Year 10 student are able to participate in our in-house retreat programme. Each year we have a variety of guest’s speakers including CAFOD, Mrs Walker and past students. This day is to enable them to gain a deeper understanding of how our school values, Service, Compassion, Forgiveness and Truth enable our young people to live out their daily lives
“Listening to Mrs Walker was inspirational, she is an amazing Lady”
Year 10 Student

International trips

During Year 10 and 11, our pupils are offered amazing trips – one to New York City and the other to Rome.  By visiting these two incredibly famous, but vastly different cities, our students experience varied cultures and sites of historical and religious significance…all while having loads of fun!