Saturday, 7 February 2015

Newman Catholic College in Hove Officially Opens

Cardinal Cormac addressing the gathering
The Official Opening of Newman College, the new sixth form centre of Cardinal Newman Catholic School, was conducted by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor recently. The Cardinal will be back in our Diocese to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Diocese on 5th July at the Amex Stadium in nearby Falmer.

The opening was a lovely ceremony attended by many friends of the school both past and present. Special thanks was given to the Architect and Building teams for creating the new Sixth Form Centre. Some current students of Newman College also talked about what the new building meant to them and how it had improved their learning environment.

The new centre has state-of-the-art facilities and cost £4 million to build. It was a very ambitious project and took just 10 months to complete. The new centre comprises of classrooms, a lecture theatre, a library, common room and offices. The school has been preparing the plans for the past three years and it involved input from the school’s students who will be able to use the facilities as they move up through the school.

The additional space means that the school’s sixth form can now expand to offer further education to 500 students where as the previous sixth form could only provide space for 300 students. It is one of the most popular and successful sixth forms in the city so this new centre offers much-needed space for more students.

Headteacher, Dr James Kilmartin said: “'It was a great honour for us that Cardinal Cormac agreed to bless and open our new building. As a former Bishop of Arundel and Brighton he has had a long and close association with the school. Our new building will help to inspire both students and staff to be the best they can be and ensure that our Sixth Form truly is a "springboard to success."

Newman College welcomes applications from any students, aged 16-18, who want to succeed and be part of a caring community. The Sixth Form Centre welcomes all faiths – students join from a range of schools, both in and out of Brighton and Hove. If you are considering joining our Sixth Form, please contact Mrs Jones on 01273 234332 or email Further details on what we can offer are also available on 

Newman College Entrance

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