Chedworth Street, Cambridge CB3 9JF
10 reasons to choose Newnham Croft Primary School
Newnham Croft Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 74. It is one of the best state primary schools in Cambridge and one of the 5 best independent or state primaries within 1 mile.
Newnham Croft Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 5 and 11 years. It is a community school. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2014) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
Newnham Croft Primary School typically has one class per year, sometimes with an additional mixed year class, and an average class size of 30 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Newnham Croft Primary School ranks in the top 12% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, the school achieves above average scores for pupil progress.
The Newnham Croft Primary School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, French, Italian. Subjects are taught separately and are organised by topics, with cross-curricular linking. Each pupil may participate in up to 10 different extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers, Forest School for all year groups, a camping trip for Year 3 and residential trips from Year 4. Eco Schools Green Flag accreditation.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with specialist teaching for art, languages, music and sport.
Sport at Newnham Croft Primary School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Newnham Croft Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
School hours are 8.50am to 3.10/3.15pm. Before and after school clubs can extend the day from 8.00am to 4.30pm. After school hour care to 6.00pm provided by an external contractor.
Find another school near Newnham Croft Primary School
The Leys School (0.7 miles); The Stephen Perse Foundation (0.9 miles); Mander Portman Woodward, Cambridge (0.9 miles).
Parkside Community College (1.2 miles); Hills Road Sixth Form College (1.8 miles); Chesterton Community College (2 miles).