Mr R J Newman

Head of Prep and Second Master, Deputy DSL


Robbie grew up just a stone’s throw away from the Blue Coat campus and has always had a strong understanding of the School’s history and reputation. He worked at Wells Cathedral Senior School for his first 8 years in teaching, enjoying a number of roles that included Master in charge of Cricket and Academic Head of Sixth Form.

As Head of Boarding and Director of Co-Curricular at St Peter’s Prep School in Devon, Robbie found expanding the extra-curricular programme especially rewarding.  Since joining Blue Coat, he has extended the opportunities for pupils by widening their horizons through additional clubs and activities. The extensive programme he has put in place will encourage the children to develop into well-rounded individuals who are able to take advantage of everything that life has to offer them, both at senior school and beyond. Robbie oversees the pastoral care in Prep.

Robbie is married to Clare who teaches Modern Foreign Languages at the School and has two daughters who are currently in Prep.

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