Newlands Primary School was built to a Swedish open plan design in 1980 and won several architectural awards. Since it opened it has been extended in the same style to provide 10 classrooms. A central atrium joins the two areas and houses the school library.

Apart from the staff room and adjacent kitchenette located on the first floor above the administration offices, all other facilities are on the ground floor.

The school building is well maintained and provides an attractive, welcoming environment, which is both educationally stimulating and aesthetically pleasing.  There is an emphasis on woodland, natural development, wildlife, pond and garden habitats.

The reception class have access to their own small playground. The main playground and field, which contains adventure play equipment, is located at the rear of the site.

There is a large, well-equipped music/drama room and all classes have access to laptops, ipads and audio visual support. The school has its own kitchen from which contract staff provide midday meals.