Headteacher’s Message

A warm welcome to Newtongrange Primary School. We hope you find the information contained on the website useful.

Newtongrange Primary School is a non-denominational school for children living within the Newtongrange community. The school is built next to the park in the centre of village. There are currently 15 primary classes from P1-P7 and a Nursery with places for 50 children to attend in the morning and 50 in the afternoon. There is a gym hall, dining hall, newly refurbished school library, nurture room, Expressive Arts room and other learning spaces. There are playground facilities at the rear of the school and classes have access to the local park to enrich learning.

The school is part of the Newbattle Learning Community and most of our P7s transfer to Newbattle Community High School. There are strong links with the high school and with the other primary schools in the learning community.

We have a highly committed staff of teachers, Child Care Development Workers (CCDW) and school support staff who provide high quality learning and teaching experiences, and who contribute to the daily running of the school. We have visiting specialists for music, art and PE. Children can participate in woodwind, strings and brass instrumental tuition. Playground and dinner hall supervisors help the children to develop play, stay safe and enjoy the wider experiences in school. There is a Breakfast and After School Club on site.

At Newtongrange Primary School we provide a safe, caring environment where every child is valued as an individual and where diversity is celebrated. We believe it is important that individual talents and interests are promoted and we aim to provide wider curriculum activities both within and out with school to support and extend skills for life, learning and work.

Newtongrange Primary School is a values based learning community where we take pride in developing all aspects of children’s learning. We have high, but realistic, expectations of our learners, both in terms of working hard in class and life outside the classroom. We encourage our learners to consider the needs of others, to be helpful and polite and to look after their surroundings.

We are committed to building effective partnerships with you and the wider community so that together we can share the important task of preparing our children for the opportunities and challenges of the future, and ultimately to enable them to achieve their full potential and follow their dreams.

We offer you opportunities to share in your child’s learning through regular planned activities and we look forward to working in partnership with you and should you have any issues, concerns or ideas for improvement, please feel free to share these with us.

Newtongrange Primary School is a busy school that encourages partnership with parents and the wider community. We have an active Parent Council, an enterprising P.T.A. who organise many social and fundraising events over the school year and many parents support their children at school in a variety of ways.

We believe that learning should be enjoyable and believe that fun is an essential part of life at Newtongrange Primary School. We want our children to leave with very happy memories of their time here, having achieved success and feeling motivated and enthusiastic about their future.

Miss Vicky Morgan

Headteacher