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Newton Burgoland Primary School

Newton Burgoland Primary School

Together We Can Achieve Excellence

School Improvement Plans


We are a successful village school with a mixed intake, in respect of socio- economic background and readiness for school. Most pupils are white British so there is a strong focus within the curriculum on preparing pupils to live in a diverse modern Britain. Education for diversity and inclusion is a strength of the school.

On entry, achievement levels are varied but all pupils make strong progress to achieve well by the end of KS2 – evidenced by published results.

As a result, of strong leadership, ambition and curriculum development in EYFS since last inspection, 70% of pupils achieved GLD in 2022. In 2023 EYFS pupils made strong progress from varied starting points to achieve above national levels in all prime areas. 

We are very proud of our unique curriculum, which enables our learners to achieve and thrive in a diverse and rapidly changing world. The curriculum is driven by three priorities:

  • Reading
  • Character and well-being
  • Create, reason, communicate

The whole staff team has worked together to develop this curriculum over a number of years. However, we are always striving to maximise its impact by responding to the needs of individuals and groups.

We believe every child should become an independent, confident and collaborative learner (Ethos, Core Values, Vision and curriculum driver). Our curriculum is rich. It is also personalised, enabling teaching to focus on the individual needs of each child.

Our care and concern for the world and one another is developed and enhanced by our pupil leadership team

We provide carefully chosen opportunities for  our  children  to  take  part   in  a  wide  range  of  clubs  and  enrichment   activities,  such  as   multi -sports, gymnastics, art, stem and  computing. Trips and visitors enhance our curriculum offer. Enrichment is planned to enable pupils to develop as individuals with their own interests and passions.

Wraparound care is now provided on site in response to parent feedback.

Strategic plan

Areas for development 23/24

The quality of education including EYFS

To secure an outstanding judgement the school needs to ensure that recent developments in maths and writing are embedded across the school so that pupil outcomes match the school’s ambition.

Behaviour and Attitudes/ personal development

As a school, we want to do even more to ensure that our curriculum and provision offers opportunities for pupils and groups, to prepare for living and working in diverse modern Britain.


Further strengthen partnership at all levels within collab 360 to support both teachers’ professional development and curriculum development.

Complete the local authority external governing review and implement any identified improvements.


Governor feedback - young voices:

I just thought you'd appreciate some feedback from the school's recent involvement with Young Voices, from me, as both a governor and a parent. 

The event was simply superb, with the children hugely benefitting from this opportunity. The joy on their faces was clearly evident and I'm sure this experience will help them grow in confidence. It was also lovely to see them display their 'NB' banner that they had made with pride.

Listening and talking to the many other parents who attended, it was clear my thoughts and feelings were echoed. The general consensus was that this must happen again next year and beyond!

Also, credit must be given to Mrs Ward, Mr Ikin and the other volunteers who, despite the very long day, sang and danced their hearts out, providing encouragement to all the children.