Welcome to Newton Solney C of E (VA) Infant School.

I am very pleased to welcome you to our school. Everyone involved in the life and work of the school is proud of its reputation as a caring and highly successful school.

We are a very small school but everyone involved in school works hard together to constantly maintain and improve our standards and to ensure that the school is a happy and inspirational place for all.

We work closely with other schools in Derbyshire and also within the Derby Diocese family of church schools.

We hope you find everything you need to know on this website. Please do arrange for a visit to the school to see us in action. If you have any queries while your child is at school please pop in to see the class teacher or myself.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Davinia Gamble - Head Teacher



We are proud to be a church school.

“I can do all things through God, who gives me strength.” 

Newton Solney is a Church of England Aided Infant School which means that we have strong links with our local village church, St.Mary’s, and we are part of the Derby Diocese.
As a church school we strongly promote Christian and British values. The children have chosen the values of:-
Friendliness, Respectfulness, Responsibility and Kindness.
Many more Christian values are explored within these ideas at a level that the children understand e.g. Truthfulness and Forgiveness.
Newton Solney serves a large geographic area and as an inclusive school we equally welcome people from other faiths and those of no faith.


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We are proud to be a forest school

Forest Schools is an exciting development at Newton Solney C of E Infant School.
A "Forest School" is an innovative educational approach to outdoor play and learning. It involves positive outdoor experiences in a woodland environment. Children visit a wooded area once a week, in most types of weather, to learn about the natural environment, how to handle risks, to use their own initiative to solve problems and to co-operate with others.
We are so pleased to offer ‘’Forest School’’ to all 3 Year groups at Newton Solney. With the help of parents and grandparents we have developed a part of our school grounds into a magical ‘’Forest School’’ environment. Each week the children take part in exciting activities that create memories, which will stay with them forever.
The sessions are run by Mrs Gamble, Miss Allan and Mrs Ryan who have passed their Level 3 Qualification in ‘’Forest School’’. They plan fun activities each week which encourage exploration and investigation. The children play games in the woods and work in teams, for example to build shelters. The children learn how to handle and use tools appropriately. Year 1 and Year 2 children also learn to respect fire as they enjoy making food and singing songs around the camp fire. Each session involves a snack time when the children have hot chocolate and marshmallows.


‘The most memorable days usually end with the dirtiest clothes.’



Find Link to:
The Forest School



Meet The Team

Meet the staff, governors and support team here at Newton Solney Church of England (Aided) Infant School - Working hard in the classrooms, in the kitchens and all over the school site - In front of and behind the scenes !

Mrs Davinia Gamble

Head Teacher and Year 1/ Year 2 Class Teacher

Miss Victoria Allan

Reception Class Teacher

Mrs Rebecca Ryan

Year 1/ Year 2 Class Teacher and SENCO

Mrs Debbie Shepherd

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Jill Langley

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Rachel Howson-Marshall

1:1 Teaching Assistant

Mrs Sasha Hall

School Business Officer, Midday Supervisor

Mrs Anne Pritchard

Senior Midday Supervisor

Mrs Dawn Armson

Dining Assistant


Cleaner in Charge

Our Governors:

Mrs Jane Thompson

Foundation Governor

Mrs Jaide Mayrick

Chair of Governors

Reverend Steve Short


Mrs Mary Norman

Foundation Governor

Mr Martin Duke

Foundation Governor

Mrs Aimee Flower

Governor :

Mr Andrew Groves

Parent Governor

Mrs Francis Bell

Parent Governor

Mrs Jennifer Ward

Parent Governor

Mrs Rebecca Ryan

Teacher Governor

Mrs Davinia Gamble

Head Teacher 

Mrs Phillippa Owen

Foundation Governor

Friends of Newton Solney School (FONSS)

The Friends of the school offer strong and valuable support to our ongoing work.  They regularly arrange social and fundraising events often involving fun activities for the children, bake sales, in addition to Christmas and Summer Fairs.
You can find the group on Facebook Here.
A warm welcome is always extended to new parents and friends.



Parents and community at newton solney

Liaison with parents and carers is essential to our ongoing work.
We believe in an “open door” policy enabling any comments or questions to be raised as they arise.
Some parents come in on a regular basis to work alongside pupils and staff.
Regular meetings with parents to review progress are held during the school year with written reports being distributed towards the end of the summer term.
Our link with St Mary’s Church in the village is important to us as a church aided school, as are links with the wider community.
Ongoing community links enrich the life of the school and support our involvement in events locally and worldwide.
Services to celebrate Harvest Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter are held in church. Parents and local residents are invited to join us, with other events being included from time to time.
A banner in church made by pupils and parents is a visual reminder of our link with the church.




Paper copies of all documents are available upon request.


Interested in Pre-School? Visit Newton Solney Pre-School website.


Get In Touch


Trent Lane,  Newton Solney,  Burton-on-Trent,  Derbyshire. DE15 0SF.


01283 703461



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Newton Solney C of E Infant School's first priority is to safeguard the welfare of all our children.
If you have any concerns relating to the welfare of a child please contact Mrs Gamble or email Safeguarding.

Emails are checked daily during school hours. During school holidays emails are checked less frequently.call Derbyshire on 01629 533190.

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