At Newcomen Primary School we pride ourselves on the reputation we have for being a caring and welcoming school. Our school is a community where we believe it is vitally important that everyone is safe and happy.
We aim to provide an environment in which our children are secure and confident, irrespective of gender, disability, ethnicity, social, cultural or religious background. We also pride ourselves on exemplary behaviour throughout the school where children’s potential can be realised in a calm learning environment.
Pupils demonstrate impressive attitudes to learning in lessons and this makes a significant contribution to the exceptional progress they make. There is a palpable buzz in the classrooms where pupils are motivated and eager to learn. Pupils are supportive of each other and the behaviour of all groups around the school is highly commendable.
Children want to learn and understand that having a calm and purposeful environment is conducive to this. The school actively promotes values of perseverance and children are able to understand how this encourages them to be effective learners. They develop a level of resilience and self-discipline that helps them to maintain effort and want to succeed. Pupils wholeheartedly buy into and embrace the school’s mission statement of Believe Achieve Succeed. This is a direct result of our whole school relentlessly consistent approach and genuine home/school partnership.
Pupils demonstrate pride and independence in their wider learning; engagement in the many extra-curricular activities is extremely high. Pupils show a high level of respect and tolerance for others, both in school and in the wider community. Pupils make a valuable contribution to wider society and feel a strong sense of moral purpose to help others locally, nationally and internationally. They support a range of local and national charities and each phase actively supports a conservation project which is linked to the curriculum.