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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 •

Our School

Our school is situated in the Borough of Gosport, South Hampshire. We have delightful grounds and an extensive playing field. We have two large playgrounds, with gazebos, shelters and large wooden climbing arrangements. The smaller Early Years playground has a sandpit, various outdoor play areas and a smaller wooden climbing arrangement similar to that in KS1 and KS2 playgrounds.


Both Ofsted and SIAMS have graded the school GOOD in the 2019-2020 academic year.


In addition we were also awarded Best School in the local area for our community contribution, in The News "We Can Do It" awards


We were also the first school in Hampshire to become an “Outstandingly Happy School”. Presented by Andy Cope, the author of “Art of Being Brilliant”, we were given a fantastic banner to display outside the school. Please visit our latest news section to read more about how we gained the happy school status.


We admit 60 pupils each year into Reception. Organised into two classes per year group, each class teacher is supported by a Learning Support Assistant. We also support trainee teachers through the Pioneer Teaching Alliance and through collaboration with universities.


Mrs Furlonger is the Learning Leader for Early Years. As a Leading Foundation Stage Practitioner (LFSP), Mrs Furlonger advises other schools on the best Early Years practice. For the academic year 2023-2024, Mrs Furlonger is on Maternity Leave and therefore the Learning Leader for EYFS is Mrs Reynolds. The Learning Leader for KS1 with Years 1 & 2 is Miss Penelrick and for KS2, Years 3 and 4 are led by Mrs Oakes, Leading Practitioner for Teaching & Learning; and Mrs Grimshaw, our Assistant Headteacher, leads years 5 and 6.


The school is well resourced with a colourful, extensive library, supporting our reading school aims.  We also have wireless IT capability with laptops, tablets and netbooks available for the children’s use. 


We are linked very closely to Christ Church in Stoke Road. Reverend Ray and his team regularly visit the school to deliver Collective Worship for year groups and whole school. We have strong Christian ethos values and these are practiced every day throughout school via learning and play. We have weekly awards for children who show our values throughout lunchtime and in the dinner hall and for children who attend our Breakfast club. You can read more about our school ethos values and learning behaviours here.


There is a strong commitment for excellence in the arts and sports at Newtown. We encourage participation in a wide range of sporting activities. We have a long standing relationship with local sports clubs and associations who visit the schools to deliver sessions to our children.


Our choir is led by Mrs Martin. The choir meet once a week after school and participate in public singing at the school fairs and Christmas concerts. We also encourage musical learning via Rock Steady, an external company who come in to deliver fun music learning with instruments such as drums, guitar and keyboard. The group regularly put on end of term concerts to parents to showcase their learning throughout the term.


We value the external and internal environment of the school and high quality displays of the children’s work are evident in every classroom and shared areas. This shows the value we place on our children’s efforts and achievements.    


Our feeder secondary schools are Bay House School and Brune Park Community School which are part of the Gosport and Fareham Multi Academy Trust.


How we care for your child


Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is important for everyone connected with Newtown CE Primary School. We want to help pupils develop an understanding of themselves and the world, to enjoy positive memorable experiences and to shape the communities they live in. Your child’s happiness, health and safety are most important. We are responsible for the pastoral care of your child and work closely with you to ensure that your child can flourish at Newtown.