Welcome to our website for Castle Newnham Primary. We are a true community school at the heart of a thriving area of Bedford. Pupils, parents and staff work very closely together to support all our children in having the best possible start to their educational journey within our through school.

We operate a stimulating and creative curriculum with high expectations for all which ensures that from Nursery to year 6 children are highly engaged, love learning and reach high standards. We have our own full-time purpose built nursery for children aged three upwards. The children reap the benefits of a primary education across two sites where secondary facilities can readily be accessed ensuring a strong transition between year 6 and 7.

We are proud to have created a stimulating and inclusive environment where learning is personalised and the growth of the ‘whole child’ is encouraged through our excellent extracurricular offer and our values system. Children and their achievements are known and celebrated throughout their primary journey.

We look forward to welcoming your child and building a relationship with you that will be nurtured throughout your child’s educational journey to age 16.



Jim Balmbra

Primary Headteacher