About Us

School Logo

Our Newdigate school badge is a fleur-de-lys. This is not an obvious choice for a school, but is another reminder of our close relationship with the village as the badge is a very ancient part of Newdigate’s history; it was the crest of arms awarded to John Newdigate in the reign of Edward III and has remained associated with the village for over 600 years.

Diocese of Guildford Logo

Newdigate Infant school is an outstanding (SIAMS report December 2015) Church of England Voluntary Aided (VA) Endowed School within the Guildford Diocese.

For more information about the diocese please visit the website http://www.cofeguildford.org.uk/education

History

Newdigate Infant School is one of the oldest schools in the area. It was built in 1660 by the rector of Newdigate, George Steere. Since then it has gone through many changes but remains an integral part of the village community, giving children the best start in their educational journey.

Traditions

As well as being forward thinking and embracing new ideas and approaches, at Newdigate Infant School, we have many valued traditions such as our May Queen Celebration, Easter Bonnet Parade, Rectory Fete, Christmas Services at St.Peter’s Church, Mothers’ Day Tea Party and many more.

Food

  • Home-cooked hot food is prepared daily on site in our school kitchen.
  • Free fruit or vegetables are offered to the children each day at break time as part of the Governments healthy school programme.
  • We have been taking part in the Cool milk scheme at Newdigate.   We will automatically register your child with Cool Milk Ltd to receive free school milk each day up until they reach their fifth birthday.  From this date if you wish for your child to continue to have milk at breaktime, you will need to contact Cool Milk to arrange payment http://www.coolmilk.com. If you do not wish for your child to receive free school milk or they have an allergy and should not drink milk, please let the school office know.

 

Swimming

Our very own outdoor heated swimming pool that we use to teach children to swim and open after school to the local community in the summer and during the holidays.

Our Staff

Our Mission

In God’s Hands We Grow And Learn

We are a happy community where everybody works together to achieve success, where high standards are aimed for and all are given the support and skills necessary to achieve them. As an inclusive school everyone is valued and there is a Christian ethos of caring and respect within an environment that encourages a love of learning.

What parents say about us

In our July 2017 questionnaire, 100% of the parents said that their child enjoyed school and that their child felt safe.  96% felt that the school met the academic needs of their child; that the school provides a good foundation for the future; and that the school encourages the children to be part of the community.

For full details please see the link:

July 2017 Parent Questionnaire Summary – website

July 2016 Parent Questionnaire Charts Newdigate

 

Parent Feedback

Moss

 

” You, your team and the Governors deserve the highest praise for the way in which you have created an atmosphere of cohesion and generosity that permeates through to the wider village community.  I am proud that my children attend such a compassionate well rounded school that extends beyond the physical walls and mere bureaucratic box ticking.”

Mr Grove

“I just wanted to say a big thank you to Mrs Priestley and her team for putting on the Mothers Day Tea Party.  It is really a very special event and one of my favourites at Newdigate.  It is what differentiates Newdigate from other schools and makes it really special.  I know a lot of effort must go into putting it together, all the flowers, food, table cloths…and I wanted to say it is very much appreciated.  A big thank you!

Sophia

 

Letter from Cllr Mary Lewis – Cabinet Member for Education

Ofsted letter – Cllr Mary Lewis

In God's hands we learn and grow


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