Ofsted and Performance Data

Newtown Primary School Ofsted Inspection- December 2017


“This is a school in which all pupils are well known by staff and treated as individuals with a high level of respect … The school embraces the wide range of backgrounds, cultures and traditions embodied by its pupils. This is because staff recognise that the community is enriched as a result of their presence. One pupil who spoke with the lead inspector said, ‘It’s a small school with a big heart.’ “


“Staff nurture pupils’ individuality. They are encouraged to express their opinions and feelings, and to be spirited and confident. Pupils enjoy their school experience; they feel safe and comfortable around each other and know that staff have their best interests at heart.”


“Pupils are friendly, courteous and welcoming to visitors. They get on well with each other and treat staff with respect.”


Newtown Primary School had an Ofsted Inspection on 7th and 8th December 2017. The full report is accessible below.  The teaching team, Mrs Herbert and the governors recognise the need for rapid improvement across the school and are dedicated to ensuring this. All pupils will be given the opportunities, experiences and support that they need to excel.


We are prioritising the following areas:

• the quality and consistency of teaching across the school

• raised teacher expectations and greater levels of challenge for all pupils

• accuracy of teacher assessment to ensure that all pupils make good progress

• developing a greater ‘thirst’ for learning


Please be assured that things are already changing at Newtown Primary School, and that we are determined to lead the school forward to great things. 

If you would like to discuss any concerns you have regarding the report or how Newtown Primary School is responding to the needs, skills and talents of your child, please do not hesitate to make an appointment to see the headteacher or class teachers. Alternatively, you can contact the governors at: newtowngovernors@newtown.devon.sch.uk 


Please find below our most recent Ofsted reports and relevant information from the Department for Education Performance Tables.