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Successful Happy Independent Nurtured Enthusiastic

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Please click here to view the latest School Closure Letter (17/04/2020)


School is beginning to open to pupils on phased basis as per the government guidance, school attendance is by invitation and prior arrangement only. To arrange for your child to come back to school please contact your key worker who has been contacting you through the Covid-19 closure.


Following the Government directive we aim to open our schools on the 8th June to some pupils. Parents and carers will be contacted to discuss the arrangements for this.  It is essential you are clear on the provision you may require; however our school will phase the return to full capacity  over a number of weeks.
Attached is a letter to ensure that returning to school will be part of the 'new normal'
Mike Pride
Executive Headteacher


Key Worker Information

In order to comply with the Government’s guidance with regard to shutting schools and providing places for key worker children, it is necessary for us to collect and manage data about these children and their parents/carers in a different way.


Our standard GDPR policy applies, and information found on our privacy notices relating to staff, parents and of course pupils will apply in all cases.


We will use the information that relates to key workers in order to ensure that those children who are entitled to a place at school whilst schools are officially closed are correctly processed, managed and safeguarded.


The Data Controller continues to take its obligations to data processing seriously and will ensure that appropriate safeguards and measures are in place.

Newton’s Walk Primary Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) is located near the centre of Derby City. We provide education for pupils who have been excluded from primary school and offer a range of specialist behaviour support to schools across the city.

We work closely with pupils and families to build trust and assess any difficulties. Our vision is to allow pupils to SHINE; be Successful, Happy, Independent, feel Nurtured and be Enthusiastic about learning.

When pupils are ready to be reintegrated to a new school through the Primary In Year Fair Access Agreement, support is provided through our experienced staff team to ensure a smooth transition and make sure that every child has the best chance of being successful.

Newton’s Walk also provides external behaviour support to city-wide Primary Schools via referrals to the Newton’s Walk Support Panel. Assessment is carried out and support packages offered on an individual needs basis.


We have been awarded a Silver School Mental Health Award.