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September 2021 Admissions

Starting School with Newtown C of E Primary School in September 2021


Welcome to Year R at Newtown C of E Primary School!


If you have been notified by Hampshire County Council that your child have received a place at our school in September 2021, we are delighted that you have chosen Newtown C of E Primary School to begin your child's educational journey. 


We do hope you have received your welcome pack and registration forms. If these haven't arrived, please contact the school office and we will send you a duplicate pack.


Whilst we await new guidance from the Government and Department for Education regarding the phased reduction of COVID restrictions, we have now started to plan transition events for the year R pupils starting with us in September, as long as we can adhere to the social distance regulations and school risk assessment.


Therefore as part of our Ready Steady School programme of tranisition events, we would like to invite you and your child to "save the dates" of the following important events and sessions which will prepare your child, as you as a family, for your child to start school with us:


EventDate/TimeBooking Arrangements

Meet the Year R Team & collect your child's

Welcome Chatterbag of Goodies!

Date: Wednesday 5th May or Thursday 6th May

(depending on surname, please see your letter of invitation)

Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

No need to book,

just turn up on your allocated date!

(Please bring any completed registration forms with you

if you have not already sent these back to us) 


Ready Steady School Drop Ins

Explore the Year R classrooms with your child,

meet the staff, play with new friends & meet other parents

Tuesday 11th May

Thursday 13th May

Tuesday 25th May

Thursday 27th May

Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

No need to book,

just turn up at any or all of the events!


Ready Steady School Taster Sessions

Within school time to have a taster of the school


Throughout June and July 

Please see your child's individual letter of invitation

for specific dates and times

Please see your child's individual letter of invitation

for specific dates and times

Grand Welcome Event

Presentations by the Headteacher and Year R team

Meet the Senior Leadership Team and key school staff

Stalls manned by the Nursing Team, Skoolkit

and Gosport Discovery Centre

Tuesday 29th June or Wednesday 30th June

(depending on surname, please see your letter of invitation)

Time: 4pm - 5:30pm

No need to book,

just turn up on your allocated date!

Home VisitsWeek commencing 5th or 12th July TBC

Teddy Bears Picnic

Bring your picnic and teddy bears to this family picnic

on the school field with the Year R staff team

Date: Wednesday 21st July

Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

No need to book!

Please arrive via the Forton Road gate

for direct access to the school field

Starting school week!

Week commencing Monday 6th September

(Details will be discussed at your home visit)



As you can see, we are planning a full Ready Steady School programme of transition events for your child, to ensure your child start school happy and familiar with their new environment. Each event has been planned to keep to current COVID regulations and if we need to change our plans, we will communicate this with you, with as much notice as possible. 


Registration and Enrolment 


Thank you to all those families who have provided enrolment evidence of both the address used in your application and your child’s DoB (this is usually your child’s birth certificate or passport and a bank statement or utility bill). If you have not already done so, please photograph this evidence and email the documents to  Please also either post or email a copy of your child’s completed registration form and all other forms within your enrolment pack to the school office. Alternatively, you can bring all these documents to the first event when you collect your child’s chatterbag of goodies.


If your child has additional needs, please call the school office to arrange a telephone appointment with Mrs. Watson, EYFS Learning Leader, to discuss your child’s needs ready for September.


We cannot wait to meet you all at the first event where your child will meet the staff and collect their welcome Chatterbag of Goodies! The majority of events are taking place over multiple days to ensure social distancing, therefore it is important to attend on the dates and times specified on your individual letter which is specific to your child.


We look forward to seeing you all soon!


Just look at all of our achievements:


Ofsted Inspection December 2019: GOOD across all 5 judgement areas


  • Leaders set the bar high, aiming to help pupils learn that there are no limits to what can be achieved
  • The Senior Leadership Team have considerably strengthened the quality of education on offer
  • The school’s curriculum is well designed and sequenced thoughtfully
  • Leader’s quest to continually improve the school is highly evident
  • The learning environment is positively buzzing
  • The school is inclusive and a hub of activity where all are encouraged to succeed
  • The arrangements for safeguarding are effective: Pupils enjoy school and feel safe


SIAMS Inspection 2019: Newtown is a GOOD church school!

“The dedicated leadership of the Headteacher and her passion in supporting all pupils and adults, aided by her leadership team and the governors, enables pupils and adults to flourish within this Christian school. The leadership should be praised for their determination that pupils should have access to an appropriate and exciting curriculum, which is well taught.”


Winner of Best School 2018 in The News We Can Do It awards


Achieved Outstandingly Happy School status 2018


Limited places in other year groups


If you have not received your first choice school and would like to speak to Mrs Howlett, Headteacher about securing a place at our Ofsted graded GOOD school, please telephone the school office on 02392 584048. 


We also have limited places in other year groups so please get in touch to discuss your child starting school at Newtown. 


During this current COVID19 period, the school office is manned 8:00 am - 3:00 pm daily, so please telephone or email 


Ofsted GOOD 2019 - SIAMS GOOD 2019 - Winner of Best School 2018 ‘The News’ - Happy School award winners 2018