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News & Events

Find out about all that is going on at Newingate School here:

Year 7 Art Trip to the Turner Contemporary Gallery, Margate

February 2024

Year 7 students visited the Turner Contemporary Gallery situated on the seafront in Margate, to enable them to observe work by numerous artists first hand.


Students have been exploring the work of the historical artist, William Turner and the contemporary artist Kurt Jackson as part of the curriculum in their art lessons.


The Turner Gallery is built on the site of the boarding house where JMW Turner stayed during his visits to Margate, the gallery is inspired by the life and work of the celebrated artist, who found inspiration in the town’s skies and light.


This enabled the students to view the sea and explore the actual location that Turner was inspired by. Students had created their own seascapes using mixed media prior to attending the gallery.

The students were offered a sensory bag as they navigated their way around the exhibition, this enabled them to feel offcuts of materials used to create the artwork on show.


They observed the contemporary artwork on show. They were also able to explore the core learning studio with sculptural artworks designed for play, alongside the children’s art library of over 400 books and regular workshop programme.


Everything in the space was interactive and students were encouraged to spend time to test ideas and explore, to look in different ways, create sculptures, take photographs, move things around, stack, link, play, and add their contributions to the changing space.

Year 11 Art Trip to the Beaney, Canterbury

February 2024

Our Year 11 students visited The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge in Canterbury.


Students were thoroughly engaged in the artwork and artefacts as they made their way through the gallery and Museum.


Students explored the current exhibition ‘storytellers’.

Key artists explored by the students were Billy Childish, Catman, Walter Sickert and David Hockney.

Students have reviewed the exhibition and have documented their findings as part of their Arts Award.

Pumpkin Picking!

October  2023

Getting into the Halloween spirit!  Our staff and students enjoyed a pumpkin picking trip.

Take a look at the video to see some of the highlights of our spooktacular outing!

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Year 11 Arts Award Preparations

October 2023

Check out this awesome artwork created by one of our talented Year 11 students!

They have been studying the works of artist Rosanna Jones and have produced a fabulous collage in response. In the first picture, you can see the original work by Rosanna Jones, and in the second, our student's own collage created today as part of their Arts Award qualification.

It's truly inspiring to see the creativity and skill of our students!

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student art work

We welcome our first students to Newingate School!

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student art work

September 2023

We have some fantastic news to share with you!

Our new students have just joined us!

Their journey at Newingate School started with a fun team-building activity that has brightened up our playground and created an environment that fosters growth and friendship.

Over the last few days, we have spent time together filling the playground with brightly coloured plants and searching high and low for fascinating critters that call our playground their home.

Our students have already shown incredible enthusiasm and eagerness to learn and grow, and we couldn't be more excited about the possibilities that lie ahead.

Supporting Teacher Development in the Caribbean!

August 2023

We were honoured and delighted that our Headteacher, David Carden, was invited to work with Bowden Education supporting teacher development on the Dutch Caribbean islands of St Eustatius and Saba this summer.

David went to the islands at the end of August where he led workshops on supporting pupils with autism to primary and secondary schools on the islands.

David shared his knowledge and a range of practical strategies with teachers to enable them to better support the pupils within their classes with special educational needs, in particular autism.

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Primary school in the Caribbean
School in the Caribbean
Staff development in the Caribbean
Primary school in the Caribbean
Headteacher supporting staff development in the Caribbean
Headteacher leading staff development in the Caribbean
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Art Exhibition 

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July 2023

On Friday 14th and Saturday 15th July we were privileged to host the most fantastic art exhibition for Pyxis.Life.

The art on display showed such talent and creativity.

We look forward to displaying some of this art on our walls at Newingate School very soon and look forward to future collaborations with Pyxis.

A fantastic First Transition Day!

July 2023

We had a fantastic transition day yesterday for our Year 7 September intake.

The students had fun designing their own Bitmojis for their zones of regulation, explored their imagination and creativity during art activities and demonstrated problem-solving and teamwork when building a school ant farm!

We are excited to be part of their learning journey and look forward to welcoming them all in September.

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Forest Autism Support Visit Newingate School

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April 2023

Forest Autism Support visited us on 18 April. Here is their post and video about our school!

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School staff Walk for Autism UK raising money for national autism projects

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April 2023

The team at Newingate School have been supporting Walk for Autism UK, completing at least 10,000 steps a day each for every day of the week raising over £380 for national Autism projects.

The challenge culminated on World Autism Acceptance Day (2nd April).

A great effort from the staff team!  

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Newingate School receives cheque from Canterbury Mariners Community Fund to support PE & sports provision.

Canterbury Mariners presenting a cheque to Newingate School

March 2023

Headteacher, David Carden, being presented with a cheque following the school’s successful application to the Canterbury Mariners Community Fund.


The Grant will support PE & Sports provision opportunities for our students across the school.

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