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New Town Primary School ~ Nursery Class

New Town Primary School is a very special place, and we believe all of our children, whatever their background, have a right to good quality education and to shine as young people. We are very proud to be part of the Royal County of Berkshire Schools Trust, which is a Multi Academy Trust. Our school is almost in its 140th year of providing for the children of New Town, and so we are very lucky to be located next to the canal in a beautiful Victorian building, filled with light, space and fantastic opportunity.   We develop our children academically, behaviourally and spiritually throughout our school, and the staff are committed to working hard and doing the best for everyone who belongs to our school family. New Town is blessed to have a wide range of children and families from different nationalities, and we celebrate our diversity of faiths and experiences of different cultures throughout our school.

Education is at its best when we work together with our families who can help us to make the best of every learning opportunity and establish clear links between celebrating achievements at home as well as at school.  We are committed to an open door policy where parents and families are encouraged to talk to us and exchange information so that we can create a seamless relationship between home and school.

In June 2016, New Town Primary School, and our neighbouring school, St John’s Primary School together converted to academies and are now part of the Royal County of Berkshire Schools Trust (RCBST), led by the Oxford Diocese.

The aim of this trust is to enable our schools to provide an education that helps our children develop aspirations for themselves and the wider community, values that will enable them to be responsible and positive members of society, and a deep-rooted belief that they can achieve excellence in anything they choose to do.

At RcBST we believe strongly in the power of high expectations of our children and of ourselves.  We know that every child has their own potential and we are determined to help them to fulfil it. Our goal is that the education a child receives at our schools sustains them as they move on to their next stage of learning and from there, enter the world of work or of further study. We are fully committed to helping our children be aspirational and optimistic and to make the positive and responsible decisions that will make them independent, confident and engaged members of society.

RcBST is an inclusive community and we are proud of the diversity and togetherness of our children. Building good relationships, based on trust and respect, among those who learn and work here is essential in achieving this. We aim to extend those positive relationships into the wider community, to engage with our families and to help them to support their children.

We welcome you to our wonderful school family.

To arrange a school tour please contact Mrs S Nash, Office Manager to arrange on 0118 9375509.



Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs S Nash
Contact Position
Office Manager
(0118) 937 5509
New Town Primary School and Nursery Class

Where to go

New Town Primary School
School Terrace

Other Details


Age Ranges

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Vacancies for AM only.
Date updated

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
Ofsted Report:
See the Latest Ofsted Inspection Report

Local Offer

Contact Name
Kate Rex
Contact Telephone
0118 9375509
Contact Email
Newtown Primary School Website
SEND Policies
Accessibility Plan
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
SEN Provision Type
Local Offer Updated
Download more Local Offer details for SEN Information Report - Local Offer Document 2020-21 here...

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