First-time visitors to the school are invariably impressed by the scale and range of our facilities and by the wide open outdoor spaces enjoyed by the children.
Newton Prep occupies an early 20th-century elementary school building, which has been extensively remodelled internally, and behind which stands a modern extension containing classrooms, the dining hall and kitchen, two gymnasiums and a 300-seat auditorium. The top floor of the Edwardian building provides one large general-purpose space as well as two art studios. Newton Prep has two large outdoor spaces for PE/Games and free play: behind the school, an all-weather pitch and, in front, a large playground. The school also has a large garden divided into a wildlife area and an activity area with a pirate boat.
An extensive programme of refurbishment and new building started in the summer of 2009. In the first phase, the Library was enlarged and three new ICT suites located adjacent to it. In addition, three new science laboratories were constructed on the second floor of the Edwardian building. Each teaching space and classroom is now equipped with an interactive whiteboard. In the second phase, the old Orchard Building was demolished and replaced by a new Lower School including two new nurseries, eight new classrooms and an assembly hall. In the third phase, a new Sports Hall and Music School has been completed on the eastern side of the site with a sports hall, changing facilities, music classrooms and practice rooms, a recording studio and music technology studio, a 120-seat recital hall and three dance studios. In addition the all weather pitch has been replaced, a new adventure playground has been installed and the new IT network has been upgraded.
a superb space for assemblies, plays, concerts and evening meetings,
the auditorium seats some 300 children and adults.
refurbished and enlarged in 2009, this beautiful and inviting space is
stocked with over 16,000 books and overseen by a full-time librarian.
Children can access the catalogue by computer. The Library is used by
all children from Nursery to Year 8.
Adjacent to the Library are three
air-conditioned ICT rooms each equipped with fully networked PCs for
classes of twenty children and an interactive whiteboard. The ICT rooms
are increasingly being used as an invaluable teaching resource across
the full range of the curriculum.
Three new science laboratories were built on the second floor of the Old Building in the summer of 2009. Each laboratory is equipped with an area of tiered seating for demonstration and teaching purposes as well as modular benches for practical work.
The School Garden
Once a city farm, the school garden has been divided to create space for small allotments for the children to cultivate themselves, a lawn area as well as an orchard.
The 70m x 40m all-weather, floodlit astroturf is used by
children of all ages for PE, games and as a recreational space in break
times. Measuring nearly an acre, the astroturf provides an excellent
surface for hockey, cricket, rounders and football.
Our sports facilities also include two cricket nets and two sprung wooden floored
gymnasiums - one with bespoke wall bars and a range of child specific
gymnastic equipment, the other equipped for indoor team sports.
Our Auditorium, Gymnasium and some of our spacious classrooms are available for hire during the holidays (including half term breaks).
Our All-Weather Pitch is available for hire for block bookings only during out of hours, and school holidays.
Please email our Bursary Manager on email@example.com for more information.
Encouraging initiative, individuality, independence, creativity and enquiry.
Newton Preparatory School Mission Statement