We are the Village Schools Federation of:
Newton Blossomville CE School
Stoke Goldington CE School
North Crawley CE School
St Andrews CE School
Sherington CE School
A very warm welcome to Newton Blossomville CE First school website.
I am delighted to be Executive Headteacher of the Village Schools Federation of Newton Blossomville CE, Stoke Goldington CE, North Crawley CE, Sherington CE, St Andrews CE and Emberton schools. Our collaborative partnership and strong links enable our pupils to have enriched learning opportunities through the sharing of staff expertise, joint activities (such as trips, sports days, celebrations) and collaborative practises across the six schools. We federated in December 2017 and after 18 months as Head of Newton Blossomville I took on the Executive Headshipof the federation in January 2018, from September 2018 we welcome our Executive Deputy Headteacher, Mrs M Younger.
The Village Schools Federation has one Governing Board who are passionate about the special and unique opportunities that small village schools, like Newton Blossomville, offer pupils. The Governor's passion led to the federation in order to secure the future of local village schools and sustain the opportunities for individualised learning in small classes with high adult:pupil ratios, and an enriched curriculum that uses the local community, local environment and pupils experiences and interests alongside the National curriculum. I have taught, and more recently been Deputy and Head, of village schools for the past 12 years, I attended a village school myself and am passionate about leading Newton Blossomville on it's continuous Outstanding journey.
Newton Blossomville School is situated in the small rural village of Newton Blossomville on the edge of North Milton Keynes and Bedforshire. It is near the historic town of Olney. It is surrounded by open spaces, farmland and the river Ouse. Newton Blossomville use the local environment as an extended classroom using the woods and river for outdoor learning activities,times for reflection and forest school style activities. Newton Blossomville pupils are very happy, love school and care for each other and their community. They are taught and nurtured by a team of dedicated staff who are committed to inclusive practises and safeguarding. The school benefits from the close partnerships with parents and carers and the local church. The school has links with a school in Sierra Leone and pupils raise money for the children who attend and send much needed resources. We pride ourselves on our Christian ethos and Christian values which underpin daily life and the church is part of our learning environment. Teaching at Newton Blossomville CE School is a privilege, learning is a joy, as one parent commented 'This is a hidden treasure, it is something very special, we shall cherish our times here'.
If you would like to visit us and see us in action, please call the office and arrange a time, you will be most welcome.
We are one, we are strongest working together in unity. Teamwork is the key to living life in harmony, so that we can do God's will. 1 Corinthians 12:14
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord. Colossians 3:23
Newton Blossomville has been open since 1822, initially as a CofE Sunday school and originally based in the school building, changing to a village school in 1882. Our school now has two lovely, bright, well equipped class bases, having expanded into the Reading Rooms. We have an Early Years base and a Year 1/2 base, a large well equipped playground, a playing field and all set in a beautiful rural setting in the village of Newton Blossomville. Pupils who come to Newton Blossomville C of E School have a wonderful start to their educational journeys making friends and happy memories whilst learning through a rich, varied, creative curriculum and an ethos based on Christian values.
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