Aims and Ethos

Our school motto is Semper Curiosis – Always Curious.


Our key aim is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which prepares children for the next step in their education. This is achieved within a stimulating, nurturing and inspiring environment where children can thrive and develop a real love of learning.

We aim to ensure that children of all abilities make excellent progress during their time with us. Most of our children gain places at the top local selective independent schools in the area and our aim is to prepare them for the high expectations these schools have of our pupils once they leave us.

In this small school community, everyone knows everyone else and this helps to foster the warm, familial atmosphere that can be felt from the moment a visitor walks through the school. The needs and concerns of every child are important to us all, no matter how small these issues may appear to be.

We aim to provide a secure and safe environment where children feel a sense of belonging and have the confidence to be themselves. Mutual respect lies at the heart of what we do at The New School: respect between teacher and parent, child and teacher, and naturally between the pupils themselves.

The New School is a community of supportive people, all of whom are working to provide the best possible experience that a school can provide for each individual child. We hope our children feel valued, nurtured, encouraged and happy during their time with us and we trust that the strongest foundations have been laid on which they can continue to build throughout their lives.