The Time of Our Lives


Newbridge Primary School is very special.  It is a place in which everyone wants to do their very best. It is a place of nurture, of achievement, of pride, of energy, of opportunity and of success. It is a place that thrives because of the degree to which people care.

It is a place where every day the children stand out. They are committed to their learning, they take on new opportunities to explore and create, they care for each other, they give back and have a desire to be the very best that they can be. They are well-rounded individuals who move on with confidence to the next step in their education and they are children who make us proud.

There is a huge parental support at Newbridge and I know that without this we could not achieve what we set out to do. There is an energy amongst the parents and carers that is epitomised in the thriving Newbridge Primary School Association. We rely on this support to aid your child’s learning and our positive working relationship is vitally important to the school being successful

The governing body is committed to supporting the work of the school through challenge, rigour and good relationships with the staff and the community. The school benefits from their skills and through their knowledge of the local community. They are united in wanting Newbridge to be the best it can be.

The staff demonstrate care, skill, experience and their commitment at every level is outstanding. We are a great team who drive forward together and I know that every day I have their full commitment in providing the very best for our children. Newbridge is very fortunate to have a staff of this calibre and I hold them in high regard.

All of this together is exciting. It excites me to know what we can achieve and I’m excited about what we don’t yet know is possible. The ingredients are right and with strong partnerships, heading in the same direction, we will continue to build the very best platform for the success and achievement of all of our children. Newbridge is an excellent school and I wish everyone who is associated with it to be proud of their part in its successes.

I am fully committed to Newbridge Primary School and its leadership. It has been a very large part of my life and over many years I have invested a great deal of time and energy into the primary school and the former junior school. I care deeply about the children who attend it, the families and the wider Newbridge community and my philosophy and values have not changed since I started out in my career.  I promote an ethos where everyone is valued, where everyone feels safe and where everyone is happy. In such an environment I know that children will feel secure to be themselves, to be confident learners, to be successful, to have a sense of belonging and to be responsible citizens.

I hope that in whatever capacity you are associated with the school, that you are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for our children and community.

With kind regards,

Gill Kennaugh


2018-19 Back to School Presentation

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