New Town Primary School is a very special place where we believe all of our children, whatever their background, have a right to a good quality education and to shine as young people. We are very proud to be part of the Berkshire Schools Trust, which is a Multi Academy Trust. Our school is almost in its 140th year of providing for the children of New Town. We are very lucky to be located next to the canal in a beautiful Victorian building, filled with light, space and fantastic opportunities. Developing our children academically, behaviourally and spiritually is of utmost importance and the staff is committed to working hard and doing the best for everyone who belongs to our school family. New Town is blessed in having a wide range of children and families from different nationalities; we celebrate our diversity of faiths and experiences of different cultures throughout our school.
Education is at its best when we work together with our families who can help us to make the best of every learning opportunity establishing clear links between celebrating achievements at home as well as at school. We are committed to an open door policy where parents and families are encouraged to talk to us and exchange information so that we can create a seamless and supportive relationship between home and school.
In June 2016, New Town Primary School, and our neighbouring school, St John’s Primary School together converted to academies and are now part of the Berkshire Schools Trust (BST), led by the Oxford Diocese.
The aim of this trust is to enable our schools to provide an education that helps our children develop aspirations for themselves and the wider community, values that will enable them to be responsible and positive members of society and a deep-rooted belief that they can achieve excellence in anything they choose to do.
At BST we believe strongly in the power of high expectations of our children and of ourselves. We know that every child has their own potential and we are determined to help them fulfil it. Our goal is that the education a child receives at our schools sustains them as they move on to their next stage of learning and from there, enter the world of work or of further study. We are fully committed to helping our children become aspirational and optimistic and to make the positive and responsible decisions that will mould them independent, confident and engaged members of society.
BST is an inclusive community and we are proud of the diversity and togetherness of our children. Building good relationships, based on trust and respect, among those who learn and work here is essential in achieving this. We aim to extend those positive relationships into the wider community, to engage with our families and to help them to support their children.
We welcome you to our wonderful school family.