We are accredited by the British Council with the full ‘International School Award’ for providing ‘outstanding development of the international dimension in the curriculum’ and have partner schools in Sweden, Kenya and South Africa. Newlands pupils see themselves as global citizens who are able to make connections between their own experiences and life beyond. In recognition of the effective work that takes place we were awarded the ‘Times Educational Supplement – School of the Year 2015’ in the ‘International’ category – a fantastic achievement.
Learning outdoors is a vital part of the curriculum at our school. All of our pupils take part in residential visits in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. Our school offers a broad and balanced curriculum that emphasises rich, contextualised learning and provides a journey towards academic excellence year after year. We emphasise the natural world, the great outdoors and our collective responsibility in shaping the future.
Behaviour is ‘outstanding’. Our highly personalised framework for discipline is guided by a clear moral code – ‘the golden rules’ and our UNICEF ‘Rights Respecting’ ethos. As a UNICEF school we share a commitment to equal rights, shared responsibility and mutual respect. Children at Newlands grow to understand their wider responsibilities and strive to meet our high expectations.
At Newlands, all of us are passionate about success for every one of our pupils.