Newnham Primary School is a primary school in Newnham, Northamptonshire in England. Newnham primary school is a co-educational village school for children aged 4 to 11 years.
The aims of the school are summarised here and listed in full on the External school website
. These aims are presented here because they define the role, and explain the values of Newnham Primary School.
- To deliver a high quality education which emphasises the basic skills of Maths, English and Science and fulfils the requirements of the National Curriculum.
- To maintain a caring environment with an enthusiasm for learning.
- To encourage and develop lifelong learning.
- To encourage creativity and acknowledge the value of original thought.
- To encourage the children to develop a sense of self worth.
- To encourage the values of honesty, respect, courtesy and selflessness, and to develop an understanding of the difference between right and wrong.
- To encourage community involvement.
- To develop an awareness and understanding of our national identity and our place in the world community; and to develop a sense of responsibility and caring for its peoples and environments.
Newnham school consists of two buildings, the most interesting of which is a traditional wood construction dating back to 1915 using timber from Russia according to Adams
. This original school building features in "Newnham School Hill" by famous photographer Francis Frith
. The building includes the old 'torch of learning' school sign.
Recycle - Yellow Woods Challenge
Newnham school is a founder member of the Daventry
district Yellow Woods Challenge and is a finalist for the 2008 Green award. The Yellow Woods Challenge is a recycling project that has so far raised over £300,000 for the Woodland Trust.
In 2007 Newnham Primary School was awarded the Activemark award from the Department of Culture Media and Sport, recognising the pupils for their participation in high quality PE and school sport.
David & Angela Adams (26 May 2006), Daventry Living Memories, Frith, Salisbury. ISBN 1-85937-670-3