Headteacher’s Welcome

Newhall is a brand-new, state of the art academy and nursery on the Newhall development in Harlow, which has been built with the capacity for 420 children in the school and 56 places in the nursery. The nursery offers 51 weeks a year full daycare places from 7.30am until 6pm, as well as funded term-time only sessions.

At Newhall we aim to provide an exciting and challenging curriculum which is designed to engage and motivate all children. We want our children to become resilient, independent thinkers with a thirst for learning. Whilst we strive for high academic standards, we are also totally committed to developing the creative, physical, emotional and social aspects of all of our children’s lives.

We offer a safe, nurturing and stimulating learning environment, which enables us to ensure our children are supported, challenged, inspired and motivated through a breadth of learning experiences and opportunities. Newhall is committed to safeguarding and promotes the welfare of all children. It expects all staff to share this commitment.

We aim to be a school and nursery at the heart of this new community and will therefore endeavour to foster strong relationships between children, staff, parents, governors and the wider community of Harlow. We welcome the opportunity to work with you to develop bright, ambitious, confident and inquisitive children.

At Newhall, every child is respected and treated as an individual, with no limits placed on their learning – just opportunities to continually improve with a ‘Growth Mindset’ approach. We believe in the potential of every individual, from whatever circumstance, to achieve and enjoy their time at our school. We do not ‘label’ children or group them by perceived ‘ability’; instead, we give all children equal opportunities to challenge themselves through the range of tasks and activities presented to them – empowering children to take ownership and responsibility for their own learning.

I look forward to meeting you, and showing you what a fantastic place of learning Newhall is.

Debbie Gayler