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New Town Primary School Nurturing Brilliance, Inspiring Ambition


Here at New Town we frequently receive very positive feedback from parents and visitors alike, a selection of these comments are below.

We carry out an annual survey for parents and pupils and the results are attached.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Thank you so much for your time today, it was such a positive day. Please pass on to your staff that I was impressed with the limited teacher talk, their behaviour management and high expectations. I can tell they really care about the children and want to deliver the programme well. literacy specialist from The English Hub (2021)


My daughter looks forward to going to school. This all says about how much she loves the school. Discipline, no discrimination, teaching methods etc. all the good points I want to mention. I was so much impressed school was able to adopt online teaching quickly. Parent-teacher communication is good. Office staff does fantastic job. They acknowledge every request/ concern. We love to receive greeting from Mr Fane every day in the morning. Parent (2021)


We love the inclusiveness and welcoming environment. My kid enjoys going to school and has made friends who he enjoys hanging around with. Parent (2021)


N****** joined the school in the mid of the session as we moved nearby. The good thing about the school is that how the school has welcomed her and she has been loving to come to school every day. Parent (2021)


S********* has made excellent progress. The credit goes to the dedicated teachers at New Town. Parent (2021)


“Your super keen, super committed, reflective subject leaders” School improvement partner, Brighter Futures for Children (2021).


Your team’s commitment and organisation are second to none! At least 5 team members helping with the queue, clearing as you go, looking after the pupils – and you can tell that this makes such a big difference, for both the pupils and the kitchen team. Queue times were kept low and noise levels too. School Meals Support Co-ordinator (2021)

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I would like to thank the entire school staff for running the school efficiently/ smoothly during the unusual times. I would like to thank the admin/ office staff for their quick response. Miss Geary (Puffins) is excellent. She gives personal attention to each student in her class. Parent (2021)


New Town values child personal development. Give space for them to learn and improve. Parent (2021)


We are made to feel very welcome. My daughter says she “loves school to play with friends”. I feel confident she is well looked after. Parent (2021)


I really love the support and understanding they have towards parents and children. Parent (2021)


We just wanted to say how grateful we are for our children's time at your school. It;s been short compared to some but we will never be able to thank you enough for how far C****** & E***** have come due to your hard work and dedication. We just wish we'd have known about New Town sooner! Parent (2019)

Dear staff, D***** had a great time at Reading Boys School iy was a great confidence boost for her she loves science and games. Together we try to do as many  things as we can, thank you for the work you do she loves school. Yours sincerely, PN, Grandparent (2019). 

Just to say how much we enjoyed Friday. The Year 6 pupils were delightful and extremely well mannered and behaved. They are a credit to you all at New Town.

We do not normally work with pupils as young as Year 6, so we hope your students found it rewarding. 

Faculty Manager, Activate Learning, Reading following their ‘Hey Clay!’ workshop.




I hope you had a lovely summer!


D***** bounced out of school today telling me he really wants to join choir and be able to sing at the Hexagon.


The turn around in his confidence and his excitement about something that would have made him sick with nerves previously is brilliant!


Just thought I’d share

Parent (2018)


Just a short note of thanks for the splendid time I had at your Celebration of Attendance for pupils event. Please pass my thanks to all staff, School Governors, parents and pupils who looked after me so well. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the school and was delighted to present the awards to your pupils whose behaviour on a hot day was really good. I was very impressed.

Once again, many thanks.

Councillor Debs Edwards

Mayor of Reading (July 2018)


Just a quick note to say how fantastic the dancers from New Town were at the (Hexagon Junior Music Festival) show tonight - The children were impeccably behaved and their performance was warmly received by the audience. They should be very proud of themselves. very proud of

Hopefully they will perform again - maybe at the East Reading Festival ?


Laura Blackburn Finlay (Oct 2017)

(Member of the public)



Please can I just take the opportunity to thank you for the support you are offering your children in school. I have worked in child protection for a good while now across several authorities and New Town has stood out in terms of the safeguarding work you have contributed to.


The school has shown a good insight into threshold and not been emotive when sharing information and wanting to progress the right plan. At times when extra support is needed you have been so open to what you can do for these children and rather than a general ‘support’ agreement, have been specific about what is different about children’s access to help in school. The way in which you work, articulate concerns and record has been so vital in progressing cases. This type of engagement and the way you take responsibility for your children and have conviction in your views is a great example of good practice which makes joint working so much easier and more successful for families.


Social Worker feedback to New Town Primary School regarding Child Protection provision (2017)


Just a quick note to say a massive thank you to all involved in the Fun into Food events in your school. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at your very impressive school. The students were so polite and very well mannered. It was a pleasure to host the event. I hope all the students had fun and enjoyed the sessions.

Please can you pass on my up most thanks to the teaching, kitchen and site staff that made my time at your school run so well.

James Plumridge, Chartwells (2017)


Now that our child is leaving New Town Primary School and our families's relationship is coming to an end, we wanted to write to thank you all for everything you have done for (pupil). We have always felt more than satisfied with the education (pupil) received at New Town Primary School, but more than that we will remain ever thankful for the extracurricular activities which helped (pupil) a lot. We will always think of New Town Primary School fondly for that.

(Parent 2017)


 I thoroughly enjoyed my time at your very impressive school. The students were so polite and very well mannered. It was a pleasure to host the event. I hope all the students had fun and enjoyed the session.

Please can you pass on my upmost thanks to the teaching, site and kitchen staff that made my time at your school run so well.


(Visitor 2017)


Each year we ask our parents to complete a survey about the school. We asked "When thinking about the last year at New Town, what changes or improvements have you valued the most?" Here are a sample of the parent responses form November 2016.

- New classrooms which means reduced congestion in the playground when dropping off children

- New clubs, new teachers

- My child's improvement in everything!

- It's improved in all areas. now the school is more spacious. More clubs and activities

- The refurbishments

- Education is getting better and better and the school looks good

- The school definitely looks more organised and more professional. Very happy to see the teachers are available to discuss matters with any time.

- Improvement to the school buildings. Variety of after school clubs. Behaviour between children and improvements in teacher/parent relationships

- Continuously improving

- The school is led and managed well. Our behaviour policy Respect for All.

- Wonderful staff, always there to talk. Lovely buildings

- The extra support from staff is amazing

- Challenging reading

- Since the first day I noticed that every thing is going well. Everyone is doing their duty and the school have a loyal staffing team.

- Everything, every part of the school has been renovated and given a fresh new look. All areas have had a positive impact on the overall appearance of the school. Great work team New Town :)

- Helping and assisting parents/carers with different workshops conducted by the school. The school "Open Door Policy" offered by all staff