Needwood C.E. (V.A.) Primary School


On behalf of the school community, it gives me great pleasure to offer you a very warm welcome to the Needwood C.E (VA) Primary School family. Our school is a rural village primary school at the heart of its community, where we are dedicated to maintaining a strong family atmosphere and culture of success, within the Christian ethos.

We believe that education should be an exciting and inspirational experience for everyone, so they develop a love of learning and sense of pride in their achievements. We aim to make learning rich, diverse, creative and fun! Each person within the school family and their contribution to school life are held in high regard. It is with this in mind that we endeavour to maintain, not only high academic standards, but individual personal, social and moral achievement.

I am honoured to be the Head Teacher of such a warm, friendly and successful school and hope that you enjoy using our website to discover more about the wonderful team, exciting work and children's achievements at Needwood C.E. (VA) Primary School.

Mrs Charlene Gethin - Head Teacher

Emergency Information

We are OPEN.

We take our responsibility to remain open seriously. If we do close it is only due to significantly adverse conditions or emergency. If we remain open during adverse weather conditions but you feel it is not safe for your family (as we know many of our families live in remote areas) then please keep us informed. We will update this front page where possible in the event of possible closure. To review closure information please go to 

Our Website

Enjoy browsing our website, and if you would like to learn more about us, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Don't forget to visit our photo gallery.


"OUTSTANDING" Ofsted Report !!!

Dear Parents, Governors and Members of Our School Family,

We are absolutely thrilled to inform you of our recent OFSTED inspection report which deems Needwood CE VA Primary School as an OUTSTANDING school in all categories. 

This is an incredible achievement and an accolade to all the tremendous, hard work that has taken place since our previous inspection in 2008.  Many, many thanks to everyone who has been so dedicated to making our school OUTSTANDING!

SIAS Report

We were recently inspected by the National Society Statutory Inspection for Anglican Schools and found to be a Good school. The report can be found here.

"Believing and achieving"

Address: Yoxall Road,Newborough, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 8SU

Headteacher: Mrs Charlene Gethin

Telephone: 01283 575216


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