Welcome to Newington CE Primary School
Newington School is a controlled (Church of England) Primary School for children aged 4 - 11, with a current roll of approximately 180 children. The school has close links with the village church, holding services there throughout the year, and also with the village community, including support for organisations such as the local Toddlers' Group and Playgroup and an annual Christmas tea party held at the school for Senior Citizens. Members of the community are often welcomed into the school to judge competitions, speak about their interests and join in storytelling sessions.
The spacious school grounds provide an excellent environment for the children. There is a good-sized playground and a large field with games pitches, a pond and a wooded nature trail. There are also gardens cultivated by the children. This rich rural environment is of great benefit to the children and the teaching staff have developed a strong science and environmental studies tradition in the school. January 2000 saw the opening of extensive new buidings by The Princess Royal. The buildings offer a safe, secure learning environment which marries the old Victorian origins of the school to the new. The school is well equipped with up-to-date apparatus and resources and the children develop investigative skills in their immediate surroundings.
They also use the wider environment, making visits in connection with topics studied in school, and participating in inter-schools events such as Music and Drama Festivals, Book Weeks and inter-schools matches.
Children are encouraged to be self-disciplined and to be motivated towards their own learning. The good staff ratio of Headteacher, 8 teaching staff, 3 Cover Supervisors and 3 Teaching Assistants, gives the children an excellent start and they thrive in the happy community atmosphere of the school.
There are seven classes within the school:-
- 2 Year 1 / 2 Classes (Giraffes and Raccoons)
- 2 Year 3 / 4 Classes (Koalas and Zebras)
- 2 Year 5 / 6 Classes (Lions and Meerkats)
Children are grouped according to age, and placed in sets for English and mathematics in order to cater for all abilities.