Our School Community

We aim to build on the links already established in our community, and, with your help, make our school a place of which we can all be justifiably proud.



We are always grateful to those parents, grandparents and family members who come in to school and help! If you have some time to spare or a particular talent or area of expertise then we would love to hear from you. 
Currently parent helpers are involved in supporting children with reading, helping in practical and creative subjects such as cookery, sewing, art, music and design technology or supporting on class trips. So if you are free, even for an hour a week, come in and speak to your child’s class teacher, or the Head teacher. Prior to commencing your work in school all helpers will be required to have successfully completed a CRB disclosure form which helps us ensure pupils are protected from harm.



Community Projects

We have set up projects to encourage community cohesion – these include the Respect festival in Belmont Park, Christmas service at St James Park, family services at St Matthew’s church, projects with other local schools such as combined singing events, 'Food Glorious Food' project. 

Newtown Pre-school

Newtown Preschool (previously known as St Matthews Community Preschool) is an established provider of quality term time childcare and education for 2 - 5 year olds.
Click here to find more information on their website.

Food Glorious Food Project

This spring and summer, we are involved in the 'Food Glorious Food' project with other Newtown community groups. Cherry, Maple and Elm class are developing the growing areas within the school as well as in our local area. They are learning about where our food comes from and how we cook food from different cultures If you would like to come in to talk to the children about traditional food in your family, please get in touch with your child's teacher. The children will have many food related workshops and demonstrations, as well as a trip to a local farm, a Fairtrade workshop and cooking sessions.
The school will be working with the Newtown Community Association and Newtown Pre-school to improve the growing area outside Belmont Park Hut as well as learning from each other about different family meals and traditions. There will be community events where the children can demonstrate their growing and cooking skills. Look out for posters in the school to advertise the events coming up!
A group of children attended a local Fairtrade Workshop, where they met a Ugandan farmer who talked about how they grow and sell cocoa beans!