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David Ross Education Trust schools create a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best.

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Newnham Primary School

Newnham Primary School values each child as an individual. We are committed to promoting the highest possible levels of achievement for all learners.


At Newnham Primary each child is taught a broad and rich curriculum, which is appropriate to their abilities.

We teach the National Curriculum at Foundation Stages, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Pupils are taught in all subjects in mixed age classes. This ensures that all children experience a wide range of experiences appropriate to their age and ability. At Newnham we want everyone to have fun as they learn and so we teach a curriculum which is both challenging and enjoyable.

We use the Effective Maths scheme supplemented with activities and investigations appropriate for the needs of the children in the class. This scheme enables us to ensure that the basic skills of calculation and number are embedded early on and covers all aspects of the Maths Curriculum.

Reading and Phonics are taught using Read Write Inc. - a phonics, reading and writing programme, from Reception onwards and we also use Oxford Reading Tree and Oxford Treetops.  Pupils read a wide range, including classics and contemporary fiction, and non-fiction based on the DRET Recommended Book List.

As well as the academic curriculum, pupils take part in a wide range of extra-curricular activities and have regular enrichment opportunities such as day trips, residentials and visitors in school.  It is our belief that education is not just about academic scores, but also making sure each pupil is a caring, well-rounded individual who is ready for their next step in education.

For further information about the curriculum followed at Newnham Primary please contact us.

David Ross Education Trust and British Values

The Trust is very supportive of the ethos of promoting British Values, and preparing our pupils for success in a modern Britain.

A heavy reliance is placed upon broadening horizons for each and every child and this includes developing the core skills of tolerance, respect, teamwork, resilience and building self-esteem. These are all values and qualities that we feel are relevant in order to play a full and meaningful role in society, and are promoted via our extensive house system that lends itself to cultural and sporting competition, democratic principles, social mixing, the development of greater pastoral care and enhanced PSHE.

Click here to find out more about British Values at our academy

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