Welcome to Niton Primary School
” I would like to welcome you and your family to Niton Primary School. As a school community we hope to make all new members feel welcome and we look forward to getting to know you over the forthcoming years.
We have 153 children at our school who are all different and therefore need to be treated differently. Every day we see success for all our children, not only in their academic achievement but also in their curious, confident and resilient approach to learning and all they undertake. We want to achieve success for all.
At Niton we aim to provide an exciting learning environment of the highest standard, to give your child the best possible start to school. This website gives essential information about our school and the way we work. There may be many more questions that you have in relation to your own child that are not addressed here. Please feel free to contact the school to arrange a time to come and look around during the working day and ask about any other information that you might need.
Happy New Year!
We look forward to welcoming your children back to school on..
Monday 8th January
A selection of pictures taken from last nights amazing performance!
Please see the webpage for full details
Years 4, 5 & 6 are today enjoying an out of school trip to ITech,
We will be posting pictures and updates as we receive them..
Update: The children have arrived at the Itech centre – all having a fantastic time!
The Bay CE Primary School
Secondary School Provision in Sandown
We welcome the decision that the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening MP, has made to secure secondary school provision in the Sandown Bay area. We believe that this is a step in the right direction for the community and all involved with the schools and look forward to working closely with our Hampshire and Isle of Wight colleagues in preparing for the statutory consultation process to create an all through school.
Rev Ian Lovell Chair of Governors Cornerstone Federation
Duncan Mills Executive Headteacher Cornerstone Federation
National Youth Jazz Orchestra
Last Friday a group of Jazz Messengers from the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) came in to educate and entertain the children in years 4, 5 and 6. The group consisted of Chelsea on Saxophone, Harrison on Trumpet, Joe on Trombone, Shirley on Guitar, Alex on Bass and Ben on Drums. The group played 7 different pieces of music in their 1 hour session as well as talking about their instruments. 3 of the pieces were composed by the group leader Chelsea, other pieces included ‘Four’ by Miles Davis and ‘Strasbourg St Denis’ by Roy Hargrove.
The group told me interesting facts about their instruments for me to share with you!
Chelsea: The saxophone was the first instrument to be played in Space in 1984 by Ron McNair
Harrison: The first horns were not made out of brass but out of animal horns!
Joe: If you were to unwind a trombone the total length would be around 9 feet. That’s the size of an African elephant from its shoulder to its toe!
Shirley: The longest marathon playing guitar is 114 hours 6 minutes 30 seconds and was achieved by David Browne in June 2011!
Alex: The Octobass is a huge bass that you can only play standing on a stool!
Ben: The world’s largest drum kit has 813 pieces to it and took 36 hours to build.
If you were inspired by this session you can contact Wight Music Tuition for instrumental lessons in school, by email or phone!
firstname.lastname@example.org 07785 778222
To see the term dates for the academic year 2017/18 please click the link below.
Our School App!
We are ensuring our communication with you is easier, quicker and more efficient. I am pleased to inform you that we have introduced a new app service to the school. OurSchoolsApp is a personalised app for our school and will allow us to keep you all updated with school information, news, calendar events and contact information.
If you have a smartphone (Android or iPhone) you can download OurSchoolsApp from Google Play Android or the Apple Store for FREE. Access is also available on a tablet and iPad by following the same download process. When we update OurSchoolsApp with new information or news about the school, a push message notification will automatically be sent to your device to inform you of this update.
You can then view the notification which will then take you directly to our app. Instructions for download:
1. Using the relevant device (iPad, iPhone, smart pad, tablet or android phone), search for ‘OurSchoolsApp’ on your app store Google play for Android or iTunes for Apple devices.
2. Download the ‘APP’.
3. In the search bar in the ‘APP’ put the postcode of or the name or the school.
4. Hit the search button.
5. Once you see the school name displayed, just touch the screen on the school name.
6. Confirm your choice by pressing OK.
7. You will now be presented with the ‘APP’ for the school which contains news, information, calendar events, contacts and any other relevant details.