Ofsted Outstanding

Newstead Wood School is a highly selective girls’ state secondary school, with a co-educational Sixth Form. The school is heavily oversubscribed. Students here achieve the highest academic standards whilst also benefitting from exceptional pastoral care. Our school badge, with its symbol of the acorn and the motto Fortitudine Crescamus, meaning ‘may we grow in strength’, symbolises the idea of growth, both for the school and for the individual. We are a diverse and inclusive school with a wide catchment area. We pride ourselves on an excellent range of extra-curricular opportunities to complement our academic courses. The vast majority of our students progress to Russell Group Universities at the end of our Sixth Form.  


We are exceptionally proud of our students. They are bright and happy young people who enjoy being at school, each bringing unique talents to our community. Newstead students have freedom and security to be themselves, and many opportunities to follow their interests and aspirations. We know them as individuals and support them to grow as thinking young people and active citizens, ready to take positions of responsibility and leadership on leaving school.


"Pupils thrive here. They are happy and safe in the school's nurturing environment. Behaviour is exemplary. Pupils treat their peers and staff with mutual respect" Ofsted, 2022 

We can't wait to get to know our new Year 7 students. Our Year 7 summer challenges are here  - we hope you enjoy completing some of the challenges over the break as you prepare to start secondary ...
 Fri, 15 Jul 2022 07:05:00 GMT
We're launching our summer essay competition for our new Year 12 students today! You can browse the titles here:  ...
 Wed, 29 Jun 2022 08:12:00 GMT
We're delighted to share our new journal of Politics, Philosophy and Economics essays! You can read the journal here .
 Wed, 29 Jun 2022 08:09:00 GMT
Congratulations to Jemima in year 13 who was highly commended fo her essay submitted in the Foundation for the History of Totalitarian essay prize 'On the Stasi'.    Here she is ...
 Thu, 05 May 2022 07:59:00 GMT
Content Includes:   Notices and reading list (pg 1) How NFTs are actually bad for our environment (pg 2) Is there space for vegan diets at the table? (pg 3) Mechanisation ...
 Mon, 25 Apr 2022 17:45:00 GMT
Congratulations to the Editorial Team for bring ing this superb edition togehter. Lead Editor : Lucy 10N Deputy Editor : Elisabeth 10W Lead for Year 7 : Angelina 10F Lead for ...
 Mon, 25 Apr 2022 17:39:00 GMT

Newstead Wood School,
Avebury Road,
Orpington,
Kent, BR6 9SA


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