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From the Headteacher


Abi Misselbrook-Lovejoy
Our Headteacher

I hope you will find out through this website that Newington Green Primary School today is a vibrant and exciting place of learning, as it has been in times past.  We are building on the tradition of producing critical and influential thinkers who have shaped our world.

Our staff are committed to giving children the very best opportunity of making their mark on the world.  It is our hope that we have amongst our pupils the ‘movers and shakers’ of tomorrow.


History has shown us that Newington Green was a hugely influential area, and the school, a very important institution in shaping our national history.

There has been a school on this site since 1784, when Mary Wollstonecraft, the famous feminist, set up school for girls on this site, with her sister Eliza. In the following couple of years; inspired by her experiences with her school, Wollstonecraft wrote the feminist tract Thoughts on the Education of Daughters, a polemic about women’s education.

Newington Green has an established history of providing high quality education to the children of the local area.  Today we are a two form entry school (2 classes per year group), with a 52 place Nursery.

Newington Green is a friendly and exciting place to be. “Outstanding care, guidance and support generates great confidence in the pupils” (OFSTED 2011). We take pride in the achievements and successes of our school community.

The aim of our website is to give you a taste of what life at Newington Green is like, and provide updated information for parents, pupils and the wider school community.

I hope you enjoy your visit to our website. I am happy to meet you if you are interested in visiting our school. I do regular tours for visitors on a Monday morning, so please call our school office if you would like to come along.

Thanks for visiting our site!

Abi Misselbrook-Lovejoy

Doing our best
There are   no excuses   for not doing your best.
to our new school!  

The New School

An introduction to our new state-of-the-art facility


Welcome to our new school building, and front playground!
In December 2013 Islington started a phased programme, costing approximately £5 million, to transform the school learning environment, which as you can see has made a huge difference to our learning environment.


Our newly refurbished building provides state of the art classrooms, with bespoke furniture, integrates the Nursery class into the main building, and provides a new library, messy room, staff room and hall spaces for performance, physical education and the arts.  New technology is now an integral part of the building enabling us to use computing and other technologies to drive learning, in a way we could not do before.

Sports Facilities

The school will benefit from a newly refurbished dance and gymnastics space on the first floor.  It will have a mirrored wall, and specialist lighting.  This will enhance our children’s experience of these subjects.

Outdoors we will benefit from a newly refurbished Multi-Use Games Area(MUGA).  We will have markings for basketball, football, and tennis.  Floodlighting will mean we can use the space all year round.


The school is benefitting from a complete refurbishment, which will ensure that all areas are of the highest quality.  Post the refurbishment WiFi will be available in all areas of the building.

The school currently has the following facilities for rental.

  • Hall with mirrored wall (Dance space)
  • Playground area
  • Car Park (often used for film crews at Mildmay Club)

The school will have the following facilities for rental when the building is complete:

  • Hall Space on ground floor
  • Hall with mirrored wall on upper floor (Dance space)
  • Car Park (often used for film crews at Mildmay Club)
  • Training room (seating up to 28 delegates)
Caring for each other
We are honest and  care  about each other.

Latest News

See what’s been happening at the school recently

  • Attendance and Punctuality

    Well done to Palm  class who have achieved 98.6% attendance this week and Mulberry class who achieved 100%. Well done to Cedar class who have achieved  no lates this week. This term so far we have h...

    14 Oct 2016

    Help your children develop language skills from early years! What will you learn? Making puppets and props to    bring a story to life. Ways of helping children learn to read. Making games and acti...

    14 Oct 2016
  • Flu Jab

    If your child was absent when the school nurse was administering the Flu Jabs then please contact Highbury Grange Health Centre where they will be running a Flu Catch-up clinic on Monday 31st October....

    14 Oct 2016
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Newington Green Primary is a good and improving school. Decisive leadership from the headteacher supported by a very effective senior team has reversed a decline in performance and set the school firmly on an upward path. This is because they have high expectations of everyone, rigorously check performance and target support sharply to bring about improvements in both teaching and the progress of individuals.

- Ofsted 2011 on leadership

Within a pattern of good teaching there is some that is outstanding and drives learning forward at pace. Teachers use their careful assessment of the pupils to plan activities that are closely matched to the next steps in their learning.

- Ofsted 2011 on teaching

Outstanding care, guidance and support generates great confidence in the pupils when facing new experiences such as moving year group or transferring to secondary school. Account is taken of individual needs. By knowing pupils as individuals the school very carefully pinpoints support to meet their needs, particularly for the pupils whose circumstances make them potentially more vulnerable. The school’s sharp focus on early identification and intervention leads to positive outcomes and breeds confidence in the pupils.

- Ofsted 2011 on care for pupils

Pupils show respect for each other and are polite and courteous towards visitors. The new behaviour policy has led to greater consistency in the way all members of staff manage the pupils’ behaviour. As a result, pupils behave well and get on harmoniously together, irrespective of their backgrounds.

- Ofsted 2011 on behaviour

Upcoming Events

View the upcoming events from the school calendar

Half term week
Oct 24 – Oct 28 all-day

Half term Holidays, school closed for one week.

Children return to school
Oct 31 all-day

Children return back to school today.

Individual School Photo
Oct 31 all-day

Please remember to wear your full school uniform today.

Holly Class Diwali Assembly
Nov 3 all-day
Cedar Class Remembrance Assembly
Nov 10 all-day
Story Sacks Parent Workshop
Nov 15 all-day
Science Workshop
Nov 17 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Science workshop with Cheska.

Maths Workshop
Nov 24 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Maths workshop with Cheska.

Assessment week for EYFS, Year 1 & Year 2
Nov 28 – Dec 2 all-day

Assessment week.

Assessment week for Years 3,4,5 & 6
Dec 5 – Dec 9 all-day

Assessment week for KS2 children.