School Ethos

  • Newland House has provided a compassionate, compelling and distinctive style of preparatory education for more than 120 years to pupils between the ages of 3 and 13.
  • We offer tradition and reliability yet embrace and explore new concepts.
  • We have experience and expertise but do not stand still, and we are coeducational because we believe it provides a more instinctive and natural foundation for learning.
  • Our children are encouraged to critically evaluate, challenge, be curious and persevere.
  • We foster independence and teach them to be respectful and responsible for their community, the environment and the resources they use.
  • We provide a foundation where children can learn through creativity and create opportunities for them to become passionate about the things which matter to them.
  • We are proud of our well-rounded and happy pupils who show resilience, understand commitment, evaluate and take risks and learn through trying, whilst flourishing under the guidance of inspiring teachers and staff.

Aims & Values


We aim to provide an innovative curriculum that is both broad and balanced, which encompasses the academic, artistic and physical elements so fundamental to the development of the whole child.

We promote excellent learning in a caring, supportive and appropriately differentiated environment, which encourages our children to achieve their full potential in everything they do.


We encourage our pupils to participate in the diverse opportunities we offer so that they enjoy an enriched school life, develop a sense of belonging and feel part of our community.

We promote the importance of pupils’ self-esteem and emotional well-being to provide them with the resilience they need to adapt to the pressures of the world around them.

We create a strong partnership between home and school, which is crucial to develop confident and caring children.


We promote enquiring minds and build on pupils’ strengths, interests, and experiences to ensure that each child is valued for the talents and ideas they bring to the school.

We provide inspirational teaching, allowing pupils to question the word around them and discover what they are passionate about.


We aim to help our pupils become caring, responsible individuals who will contribute positively to our community and wider society.

We value and celebrate our pupils’ many individual achievements and expect them to appreciate and support the success of others.

We provide a firm foundation to our pupil’s education to help them join their senior schools as confident, rounded individuals, ready to fulfil their potential.

We ensure that pupils leave us with rewarding memories, self-belief and a strong moral compass.