New school welcomes first pupils

Posted on Friday 8th September 2017

Newport’s newest primary school, Jubilee Park Primary School in Rogerstone, opened its doors this week.

It will serve children on the Jubilee Park estate which is being built on a former industrial site.

The primary will be a “growing” school over the next three years, which means the pupil numbers will increase as the estate continues to develop.

In its first year, Jubilee Park has five classes and this is expected to expand to seven classes next year and eventually reach a capacity of 373 pupils.

Head teacher Catherine Kucia said; “A new school year is always exciting, especially when children are at the start of their education, but to be the first pupils in a new school building is even more special.

“We are very privileged to be opening our new learning environment and will ensure it is a welcoming and caring school where children will be nurtured and inspired to reach their full potential.” 

Councillor Gail Giles, Newport City Council’s cabinet member for education and skills, said: “As a council, we are committed to providing every child with a first class education in the best possible environment.

“Jubilee Park Primary is a fantastic new school and this is a proud moment for everyone –  staff, governors, pupils, parents, carers and, of course, the council. I would like to thank all those who made this day possible, including the developers, and I’m sure this will be a very happy and successful school.”

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