Our Vision

To help each child to find and develop their whole potential in order to become fulfilled and responsible members of society in every aspect of their lives.


We work in partnership with the school’s stakeholders to promote good relationships and a sense of belonging to the school community whilst regarding all pupils as individuals and respecting their rights, values and beliefs.

You have successfully created a warm, friendly and caring school ethos. ~ Ofsted 2017


Our school values are; kindness, confidence and success.

Aims of the School

We aim to provide a high standard of education for all our children and to ensure that each child is extended to reach his or her potential.Nursery-1

At Newby, children enjoy the richness of their learning. Not only will pupils learn different things, but they will learn in many different ways: out-of-doors, through play, in small groups, through art, music and sport, from each other, from adults other than teachers, before school, after school, with their parents and grandparents, formally and informally, and by listening, watching and doing. Newby is characterised by high standards in oracy, literacy and numeracy; a rich, broad and balanced curriculum and a happy, safe and supportive atmosphere. These are all underpinned by a strong commitment to helping all children succeed whatever their background or abilities. We promote strong relationships with parents and the community.

We take enormous pride in pupils’ learning and want them to do well. To make this possible the school will provide a rich, exciting programme of learning. Our school curriculum, developed and delivered through the professional abilities of all members of the school team, gives Newby its own distinct identity and ethos. It reflects a good understanding of, and close partnership with, the wider school community.

By offering every child, whatever their own individual characteristics, the chance to achieve their full potential, we will achieve high standards for all, providing foundations for future learning, and for success in life.

Sara Rawnsley


Our School

Newby Primary School is a co-educational county school maintained by the Bradford Local Authority (LA), which provides for children between the ages of 5 and 11 together with a Nursery.

Click here – Nursery-and-Reception-Prospectus-2019 to view.


In September 1973 Ryan Street Infant and Junior School became Newby First School. In July 1981 the old school building was closed because of structural decay and temporary accommodation was erected on Parkside Road whilst the old school was demolished and a new school built. Our new building opened on the 3rd September, 1985. It is a purpose designed open plan building, which has the benefits of space, comfort and excellent facilities and resources. Since 2008, the building has undergone a series of new building works to accommodate good educational practice.

We were last inspected by Ofsted in 2017. This and our previous Ofsted reports can also be accessed by following this link.

This school continues to be good. ~ Ofsted 2017