THE SCHOOL AND ITS COMMUNITY
St. Andrew’s Primary School is a local authority school which prides itself on being at the heart of its community.The school was established in April 2014 following the amalgamation of St. Andrew’s Infant and Junior Schools.
The school is led by Mrs Joanne Giles who was appointed in April 2014 along with the Mrs Dawn Brown. Two Assistant Heads, Mrs E Charles and Mr J Llewellyn, were appointed to SLT In 2016. This Senior Leadership Team are supported by Senior Management Team consisting of Mrs R Harrod Manager of Learning Resource Base , Mrs S Goodrich Foundation Phase Leader of Nursery & Reception, Miss S Walden Phase Leader of Year 1 & 2, Miss M Snook Phase Leader of Year 3 & 4, Miss L Jenkins of Phase Leader Year 5 & 6, Mrs G Hammacott the School Business Manager and Mr C Bowen who is Leader of 21st Century Learning.
St. Andrew’s Primary School is situated on the eastern side of Newport. St. Andrew’s has a growing community and has a capacity for 680 pupils. We have a Learning Resource Base in Foundation Phase with space for 10 full-time pupils and we have spaces for 80 part-time pupils in the Nursery, making a total full-time capacity of 720.
The school houses 22 classes including the Nursery and Learning Resource Class. All have smart boards and computers. There are three large spacious halls, various additional teaching rooms and an on-site kitchen. Separate play areas provide for nursery, reception, infant and junior children. There is also a small-grassed area with a further enclosure for large play equipment.
One of the strengths of our school is the positive ethos and team spirit, which exists at the school. Parental support is vital if this is to continue and I am confident that, as a parent of a pupil at our School, you will want to work with us. Children’s achievements are marked weekly with the Head Teacher’s Awards and half termly with Golden Awards and Attendance Awards. These awards celebrate both effort and achievement in every aspect of school life.
At St. Andrew’s Primary School, we believe that diversity is a strength, to be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here. The school is committed to providing all pupils with equal access to all aspects of school life. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which people feel free to disclose their disability and to participate fully in school life. Our Equal Opportunities policy and plan and the Disability Equality Scheme, provide further details, copies of which are available upon request.
The majority of our year six pupils resume their studies at Lliswerry High School with whom we work closely to maintain continuity in the education of your child.
The school has made every effort to ensure accessibility for all pupils and visitors to the school by providing ramps, and lifts for wheelchair access to the second floors.