Hexham and Newcastle Diocese - Diocesan Department for Education

News and Updates

Admission Appeals Panel Member

The Diocesan Department for Education welcomes applications from persons willing to be considered as lay or non-lay members of appeal panels for school admissions. Suitable persons will be appointed to serve on panels hearing appeals for Catholic schools within The Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle.

Please visit our vacancies page for more information and the application form.

Consultation for Admissions 2021-2022

The following Diocesan Schools are proposing changes to their admissions arrangements for 2021-2022. Please follow the links below to review the proposed changes to their policies:

St. Patricks RC Primary School, Fairfield, Stockton–on–Tees

Sacred Heart Catholic High School, Fenham, Newcastle

St. Thomas More Catholic High School, Blaydon

Come and See

Spring 2020 Planning and Resources are now available.

See also: www.comeandseere.co.uk

The new Primary Education Resources are also available.

Course Booking

If you would like to book on any courses, please do so through the online booking system.

Photo Galleries

Come and explore the latest additions to the photo gallery.

The God Who Speaks

Celebrating the Year of the Word in schools in the Dicoese of Hexham and Newcastle.

Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers and Clergy Conference and Mass 2019

Headteachers Conference and Mass 2019

The annual Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and Clergy Conference was held at the Hilton Hotel in Gateshead on 7-8 November 2019 and was attended by 165 delegates. The theme of the conference was ‘The God Who Speaks’. Fr Paul Farren, Dean of St Eugene’s Cathedral and Director of the Catechetical Centre from the Diocese of Derry, and Katie Prejean McGrady, an international speaker from Louisiana USA, were the two keynote speakers. Bishop Robert was present for the conference and he was the main celebrant at the end of conference Mass that was held in St Mary’s Cathedral. Thanks to Star of the Sea RC Primary School, Whitley Bay who led the opening liturgy and Carmel College – A Catholic Academy, Darlington who provided the music for Mass.


Information on all courses and the Continuing Professional Development and Formation Handbook for 2019-20 can be found here.