Starting_SchoolApplication to start reception class at Millbrook in September 2016

Parents/carers are able to apply to Newport City Council for a place in our reception class in September 2016 from the 1st November 2015. Applications can be done online. To do this visit  If you require a paper copy of the application form please contact the school office or the City Contact Centre on 01633 656656.

Newport City Council are the admitting authority and handle all applications. From September 2016 Millbrook’s capacity for its reception class has increased to 45 places. This is an increase of 15 places. Applications should be submitted before the closing date of the 8th January 2016. Parents will be notified of the outcome of the application on the 21st March 2016.

Please ensure that you complete and submit your application to Newport City Council in a timely manner. Applications received after the closing date will be treated as out of catchment applications.

Other Key Admission Dates

Admission to Secondary School 2016 - please note that the deadline for applications is November 30th 2015.

Admission to Millbrook’s Nursery Class for September 2016 – applications will be open from the 8th January 2016. The closing date for these applications is the 29th February 2016.

Further information can be found at:

Click on the  picture link below to download the key admission dates and further information:

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Half Term

October 23rd, 2015

School is now closed for the half term break. We wish all our pupils, families and members of the community a relaxing, peaceful and safe half term break. We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday 2nd November.

half term

We are delighted to announce that Millbrook Primary is one of 131 schools across Wales that will benefit from being part of The Lead Creative Schools Scheme. The scheme is a joint venture between The Welsh Government and The Arts Council for Wales and is designed to promote new ways of working. It aims to create innovative tailored programmes of creative learning designed to improve teaching and learning.

Huw Lewis AM, Minister for Education and Skills said:

“The Lead Creative Schools Scheme aims to inspire, motivate and develop learners’ skills across the curriculum. It supports work towards the new Curriculum for Wales by promoting the creative skills for life which Professor Graham Donaldson outlined as being so important in his Successful Futures review.”

Further information about the scheme can be found here:

Lead Creative Schools Scheme

Millbrook Primary is proud of the creative achievements of its pupils. We are excited to be chosen to be part of The Lead Creative School project and we look forward to working as part of the scheme to explore and develop exciting ways to further improve teaching and learning.




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Calling all reception families! Come and join us every Thursday afternoon for a fun-packed Family Learning Session. We are currently having great fun learning how storytelling with pictures and actions can help us to improve our speaking and listening, reading and writing skills. Free resources, snacks and drinks for all families who attend.

reception storytelling family storytelling reception

We are delighted to announce that Millbrook Primary has been awarded the silver Geography Quality mark by The Geographical Association. This is in recognition of our work in developing children’s skills and understanding of the world in which we live. We are the first school in South Wales to achieve this award.

geography quality mark

Our philosophy at Millbrook is to open windows and doors to the world for our pupils. One way in which we do this is to offer our pupils the opportunity to learn about Chinese culture and arts and to learn Mandarin. Over the last year 15 pupils have achieved success in this area passing the Youth Chinese Test at level 1 and level 2.

We were delighted this week to be informed by The Confucius Institute Cardiff that Millbrook Primary has achieved official Confucius Classroom status.


We have been designated a Confucius Classroom by the Office of Chinese Language Council International – otherwise known as The Hanban.

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Confucius Classrooms are named in honour of the celebrated Chinese thinker and philosopher and are designed to promote the learning of Mandarin and Chinese culture across the World. Millbrook is one of only 12 schools to have Confucius classrooms across Wales and only the 2nd primary school.

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Millbrook pupils and staff share their Confucius Classroom learning with the education minister at The British Council Wales and the World event.

We are grateful to The Confucius Institute, Cardiff and Newport Local Authority for their support with this initiative.


Millbrook pupils were proud to join the whole community of Bettws to remember those who died on September 11th 2001 and in other conflicts across the world at the annual Bettws Peace & Reconciliation Service. Pupils joined in with song, prayer and gave readings in a moving act of community remembrance. Tribute was also paid to Mr Colin Baker, who sadly died during the summer. Mr Baker had organised the Service since 2002 and was a great friend to the whole community. He will be missed.

Millbrook remembers photo compilation


Millbrook pupils were excited to meet local dignitaries and community representatives at the service. The Mayor of Newport and local Armed Forces Veterans took time to talk to Millbrook pupils.

Pupils talking to Jake Stanton’s granddad who is a forces veteran.

Learning from comrades

Little Voices Shouting out

July 21st, 2015

Millbrook Primary School pupils are proud to be part of “The Little Voices Shouting Out” campaign. Our pupils are among selected school children across Wales who have been selected to report on issues affecting children and young people. Our pupils’ work has been included as part of a report that has been sent to The United Nations. This is the first time that pupils in Wales have submitted a report to The UN Committee on The Rights of the Child. Millbrook pupils chose to research the issue of creating a safe and welcoming environment. They reported their findings to the whole school community including pupils, staff, governors and community members last week.  We are very grateful to research assistant Helen Dale and to Swansea University for giving Millbrook pupils the opportunity to have a voice in such an important initiative.


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meeting chair of govs whole school assembly

Amazing Attendance!

July 21st, 2015

We are so proud of the whole school community and the efforts that have been made to ensure that attendance is high. At the end of term many pupils were presented with attendance medals for having 100% attendance this term. A total of 16 pupils received attendance trophies for achieving 100% attendance for the entire year. An amazing achievement! Thank you to all parents and families for your support!

amazing attendance

Year 6 Leavers 2015

July 21st, 2015

We are so proud of our year 6 pupils who leave us this term to start at their new high schools in September. Good Luck year 6. Keep thinking like the champions that your are!

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We would like to thank all families for your continued support throughout the children’s time at Millbrook. This really has made all the difference to our children’s learning.

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as Year 6 performed their final Leavers’ Assembly to a packed house of families, staff and governors. We would especially like to thank The Friends of Millbrook for supporting year 6 with their special leavers’ gift – many happy memories and poignant messages were recorded.

Dates For Your Diary

Summer Holidays
Monday 20th July - Monday 31st August

Tuesday 1st September - Training Day - school closed to pupils

Wednesday 2nd September: Back to School, nursery home visits this week.

Monday 7th September - Training Day - School Closed to pupils
Tuesday 8th September - Training Day - School Closed to pupils

Wednesday 9th September - School as normal
Wednesday 9th September - 9am Friends of Millbrook meeting
Thursday 10th September - 2pm Parent Council
Monday 14th September - Governing Body AGM
Wednesday 23rd September - Global Learning Programme Wales event at school

Week beginning Monday 28th September - parent consultations

Tuesday 6th October - Individual school photos
Friday 23rd October - 9:15am Harvest Assembly; break up for half term

Monday 26th October - Friday 30th October - HALF TERM

Monday 2nd November - Back to school
Tuesday 3rd November - Y3 trip to Roman museum
Week beginning 23rd November - visitors from Spain and Poland
Wednesday 2nd December - 2pm Infant Christmas concert for reception families
Thursday 3rd December - 2pm Infant Christmas Concert for Y1 and Y2 families
Tuesday 8th December - 1:30pm Junior Christmas Concert for Y3/4 families
Wednesday 9th December - 1:30pm Junior Christmas Concert for Y5/6 families
Tuesday 15th December - nursery Christmas concerts
Wednesday 16th December - Friends of Millbrook Christmas Disco
Thursday 17th December - Christmas Parties
Friday 18th December - Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children; break up for Christmas holidays

Monday 21st December- Friday 1st Jan - Christmas holidays

Monday 4th January - Back to school

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