A very warm welcome awaits everyone at Newbald Primary School which is situated in the picturesque village of North Newbald.


"Our school logo “small enough to care big enough to inspire” demonstrates our belief that although we are small in numbers we are big in our ambition for our pupils and their achievements.

Our small class sizes ensure that every child gets individual attention and personalised learning. Standards of behaviour are high and our pupils enjoy a learning experience within a happy, caring family environment. This in turn leads to pupils who are highly motivated and keen to participate in all the school has to offer.

The school provides continuous development from Foundation Stage through to Key Stage 2 with an enthusiastic and dedicated staff. The hard work of both staff and pupils was rewarded by the most recent Ofsted Report which described us as “a good school with outstanding features”.

The entire school building was refurbished during 2008/9 when a large school hall was added, during the summer break 2014 we had further refurbishments to the EYFS provision and cloakroom areas. This provides the pupils and staff with a delightful learning environment. We are also able to offer a wide range of after school clubs and a breakfast club for parents and pupils who may need extended school provision.

Parents and Governors play an active part in school life and The Friends of Newbald School are an active group, organising fundraising events for the benefit of the school.

The school plays an important role within the local community and our aim is for this to continue and to be strengthened wherever and whenever possible.

We look forward to seeing you very soon!"

Jean Johnson, Chair of Governors

Newbald Primary School Governing Body 

Newbald School is fortunate to have a committed team of 11 governors who play an important role in the leadership and everyday life of the school. The governors are unpaid volunteers and are either elected or appointed to serve a four-year term of office. The current governing body of Newbald Primary School comprises:

  • Headteacher
  • Two parent governors – who are elected by parents.
  • One staff governor – elected by the staff.
  • One local authority representative – appointed by the County Council.
  • Six Co-opted governors – appointed by the governing body

Governors have equal rights to participate in the work of the governing body and to state their own views, but always work as a team and are bound by the collective decisions of that team.

We work in partnership with the head teacher who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school with the support of her senior leadership team and is the principle professional advisor to the governing body.

Minutes from Governing Body meetings are available to read in the school office on request.

To read and understand more about the role of Governors, please click the following link:

The Role of Governors within School

For a list of our current Governors, and the committees they sit on please refer to the information below.  At Newbald School we have 3 key committees:

Leadership, Management and Finance Committee

Mr Alderman

Mrs Johnson

Mrs Wightman

Mr Woolley

Mrs Sinclair

Teaching and Learning /Achievement Committee

Mrs Johnson

Mrs Wightman

Mr Wilson

Mrs Wilson

Miss Alcock

Mrs Sinclair

Mrs Brady

Behaviour and Safety Committee

Mrs Wightman

Mr Baker

Mrs Dixon

Mrs Sinclair

Clerk to the Governors: Charlotte Hartley

Nil returns for any pecuniary interests.

To find out more information about our individual Governors please access the link below and you will be able to read what committees they sit on, classes they are linked in to and a little about them as individuals:

Meet our Governors

If you feel you would like further information about school governors, or if you think that a role within the school governing body would be something you would be interested in, please visit the Government website for more details:


Contact us

Parents are welcome to contact the Chair of Governors by e-mail at:

chairofgovernors@newbaldprimary.co.uk  or by telephoning the School Office on 01430 827612.

However, it should be noted that governors do not get involved in individual pupil issues or specific complaints about, for example, teaching or playground matters. Parents should speak to the class teacher in the first instance or to the headteacher. If a matter is not resolved to the satisfaction of all parties, then governors may become involved via the school’s formal Complaints Procedure, but this would always be a last resort. 

If you would like to access the Governor information from the school year 2015/2016 please click the link here: Governors Archive 2015/2016