Needwood Church of England Primary School occupies a central position in the heart of Newborough village. The original Victorian building is well maintained and has been modernised and extended to create a vibrant learning environment for approximately 80 children.
Children and families benefit from the education offered by the Executive Head Teacher, Mr Matthew Baxter and his team of dedicated staff. Due to an outstanding reputation and family ethos children are drawn from across the parish, as well as a broader intake from Uttoxeter, Burton-upon-Trent and bordering villages.
Needwood is dedicated to maintaining a strong family atmosphere and culture of success, within a Christian ethos. The whole school community believes that education should be an exciting and inspirational experience for everyone so they develop a love of learning and sense of pride in their achievements. They aim to make learning rich, diverse, creative and fun! Each person within the school family and their contribution to school life are held in high regard. A broad, themed curriculum, regular visits and visitors and extracurricular drama, sports, music, languages and other opportunities all enhance the drive for a well-rounded education.
Across three small classes, approximately 25-30 pupils per class, the school delivers the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum and the National Curriculum as well as broader enrichment. At the age of 11 the children leave to commence their secondary education, the majority moving to the John Taylor High School in Barton Under Needwood and John Taylor Free School in Tatenhill.
Needwood are privileged that their school sits in the centre of the National Forest, which offers opportunities for the children to explore and learn from and about their wonderful, local environment. Children have access to a playground and field on the school site providing an open space for a variety of sporting activities. We also access a wonderful wooded area in the village for our Forest School sessions.
Needwood is part of the John Taylor Multi Academy Trust (JTMAT) and works with its sister school, All Saints Church of England Primary School, Rangemore. All Saints has approximately 115 pupils in 4 classes offering the same drive for high standards and a well-rounded, broad learning experience for the pupils in their care.
Needwood CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.
To watch our short video tour, click the following link https://youtu.be/zE4N-k0bSEE
See the link below for the most recent Ofsted reports.