Newsome is a village situated approximately 1 mile south of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England. It is in the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees. The village lies at the centre of Newsome Ward to which it gives its name.
Newsome stands on a shoulder of land below Castle Hill and above the valley where the River Holme meets the River Colne. The village lies between Berry Brow, Hall Bower and Taylor Hill.
The village has both housing and industrial units, the latter mostly within the site of the former Newsome Mill, which used to produce woollen textiles
. It has a large bakehouse (which makes award winning pork pies).
There is a secondary school, Newsome High School and Sports College
to the south west of the village centre; one of three secondary schools in the area governed by Kirklees to be recognised as a specialist sports college since the government's inception of the programme in 1994. The school's assistant head teacher was named West Yorkshire Teacher of the Year 2006 for an award sponsored by Pulse Radio. There is also a Victorian
infant and nursery school (to the north) and two more recently built junior schools (one close to the village centre and one next to the secondary school).
Newsome Junior School is also in the top 5% of the UK's junior schools. It works very closely with surrounding schools.
A specialist school, Castle Hill school, for children aged 3 - 19, with Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities is located to the south west of the village, by Berry Brow, to support children from within the Huddersfield catchment area.
, an amateur rugby league
club, are based here. The club fields ten junior teams and an open age team in several leagues operated by BARLA
. The club plays their home games at the secondary school and the committee meets in one of the village's public houses, The Fountain Inn.
The nearest Mainline railway station is in Huddersfield. Berry Brow on the Penistone Line is the closest local railway station. There are several bus service routes, run by First (Huddersfield) and K-Line, through the village.