Houghton Road, Newbottle, Houghton le Spring, DH4 4EE

tel: 0191 553 6566

fax: 0191 553 6571


Newbottle Primary Academy

Aim High Academy Trust

Aims of the School


Ethos and Values


Aspire to be the best

Inspire by example

Make a positive contribution


Have tolerance/respect for all

Insist on equality of opportunity

Grow and develop with confidence

High achievement and enjoyment



The Aims of the Academy


  • To develop in pupils lively, enquiring minds; to help them enjoy the acquisition of knowledge; to promote the ability to question and argue rationally; to encourage pupils to apply themselves to a range of tasks and skills both mental and physical which will equip them for adult life in a fast changing world.
  • To foster attitudes and a learning context, which will preserve self-esteem and develop self-confidence in all pupils, creating in them a sense of personal excellence and achievement.  
  • To enable pupils to use language and number effectively; to appreciate and respond creatively and re-creatively  through a variety of perceptions and modes offered to them by all areas of the curriculum.
  • To promote a scientific awareness of the world, the ability to order observations and make logical predictions from given or observed information as well as recognise patterns and relationships in the natural world.  
  • To help pupils develop personal, spiritual and moral values and a tolerance of the way of life of others, within a context of equal opportunity.  
  • To help pupils to understand the world in which they live and the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations. 
  • To develop in pupils qualities of spirit, feeling and imagination and a sense of beauty. 
  • To develop in pupils the ability to critically appreciate human achievement.