Home Page
Welcome! • We have limited spaces in all year groups so please get in touch if you would like your child/children to start school with us • Stay and Play sessions for toddlers and preschoolers take place every Tuesday morning •

Vote for Newtown at your local Tesco branch!


Newtown C of E Primary School needs your votes to get a share of Tesco’s Community Grants fund


Newtown C of E Primary School is bidding for a cash boost from the Tesco Community Grants initiative. Tesco works with community charity Groundwork to run its community funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £1,500, £1,000 and £500 awarded to local community projects.


Three groups in every community have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.


Newtown C of E Primary School is one of the groups on the shortlist that members of the local community and Gosport residents can vote for when they shop at a local Tesco branch.


As part of our commitment to ensure the health and wellbeing of our school community and to enhance our outdoor learning opportunities, we are planning to build a Nature and Wildlife Safari on our school field. This will include a pond and wildlife walk as well as a spiritual garden. Any monies received from the Tesco Community Grants Fund will be used for planting, flowers and landscaping around our pond area within this project.


Voting is open in the following stores from mid-January through to end of March and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out each time they shop. Please vote for Newtown C of E Primary School when you shop at:

  • Rowner Gosport Tesco Express
  • Alver Valley Tesco Superstore
  • Lee on Solent Tesco Express
  • Forton Rd, Gosport Tesco Express


Tesco’s Community Grants scheme has already awarded over £100 million to more than 50,000 projects across Britain. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every three months, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.


Claire De Silva, Head of Community at Tesco, said: “Tesco Community Grants help support local good causes but especially those projects supporting young people, those providing food, and local causes close to our colleagues’ hearts.”


Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said: “Tesco Community Grants continues to give local projects the boost they need to help their communities thrive. By funding services which support young people and reduce food poverty, we hope to facilitate positive change from the ground up across the UK. We are pleased to have been able to help so many local good causes over the years and look forward to seeing what community organisations can achieve in the future with the right resources.”


Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities, particularly those helping to provide food and giving children the support they need for a good start in life. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit


Please remember to vote Newtown C of E Primary School when you shop at Tesco!