Christmas at NRC Primary

NRC Primary will be celebrating Christmas Jumper Day on the 13th of December and we will also be having our annual Christmas lunch that day.

We would appreciate a donation of £1 for this charity event and all proceeds will go directly to the Save the Children charity.

We will also be holding our:

‘End of Term Christmas Show’

Wednesday 20th December 2017

The show starts at 1.30pm and finishes at 2.30pm you will then be able to take your child home.

Seasons Greetings to you all & Thank You

New River College Primary

New Reading Sessions

NRC Primary Invites all Parents and Carers to Attend Joint Reading Sessions

Dear Parents/Carers

To support your child’s reading, we would like to invite you to read with your child.  This will take place every Friday from 9.15-9.45am in your child’s classroom from Friday 8th December, 2017.

During the session, your child will choose a book for you to enjoy together.  We will also be providing ideas and ways that you can support your child’s reading at home.  Staff will be around to model introducing new books and will have a selection of questions that you can ask whilst reading with your child.

If you have any questions, your child’s class teacher will be happy to help.

Hope to see you there


Inset Day Changes


A message to all parents/carers:

We have moved one of our inset days for the current academic year. The remaining inset days for the year will now take place on the following dates:

  • Monday 30th October 2017
  • Friday 15th December 2017
  • Wednesday 3rd January 2018

School will be closed on these dates to allow for staff training.

Click here for full details on this year’s term dates.

NRC Primary – Summer Fair

We would like to take this opportunity to invite all parents/carers and families to our end of term Summer Fair. Waterloo Class will be having Enterprise Week starting the 10th July where they will be planning their own stalls. We shall have face painting, refreshments, pat ball challenge, toy stall and much more!!

We look forward to seeing you there.

NRC Primary, Cloudesley Square, N1 0HN



NRC Primary – Progress at Dowrey Street

Development at the new NRC Primary site at Dowrey Street is progressing rapidly. The building, which will be shared between NRC and The Bridge Integrated Learning Space, is due for completion in May. We are really excited about this new facility and the opportunities it will provide for our young people. Planning for the final stages of the build and the move is ongoing. The architects recently held a workshop for pupils during which they were able to have their say on some of the remaining design decisions, including colour schemes for classrooms.

Progress on site at the beginning of December:

NRC Medical Outstanding

Ofsted LogoNew River College Medical was inspected by Ofsted on 14th June 2016. This was the first inspection since the school was judged to be outstanding in October 2011.

We are delighted to announce that Ofsted have again reported that NRC Medical is an outstanding school. This is testament to the hard work and dedication of Rosemarie Hilditch and her team. For more detail on the findings of the inspection click here.

Holocaust Memorial Day marked by New River Primary


Farah Class marked Holocaust Memorial Day as part of their Humanities lessons. The class held an assembly where children from Primary placed stones as an act of remembrance at the foot of our Memorial in class.

Holocaust Memorial Day Website

Half Term Playschemes

The February half-term holiday will soon be upon us. If you are looking for something fun for your child to do over half-term, or in need of some information on help with childcare, you can find out more in this leaflet:Playschemes Thumbnail

Islington Computing Celebration

New River Primary Attend the Islington Computing Celebration

Farah Class went along to the Islington Computing Celebration at the Emirates Stadium to showcase the work we have been done on ‘Hour of Code’ using the iPads.

Lesley Seary tweeting with a member of Farah Class

Lesley Seary tweeting with a member of Farah Class


Lesley Seary Tweeting with a pupil

Lesley Seary Tweeting with a pupil

The class met Lesley Seary Chief Executive of Islington Council who was impressed with their coding skills.

Deputy Mayor

The Deputy Mayor of Islington met Farah Class