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Newport School is a member of the Opossum Federation of Schools. The Federation was formed in 2014 and now comprises four primary schools. The schools are all maintained, community schools located in London Borough of Waltham Forest. Newport and Oakhill were recognised as Outstanding Schools in 2013, while Dawlish and Thorpe Hall were acknowledged as Good in recent inspections. Opossum schools recognise and celebrate all abilities and encourage independent thinking. Staff support each other and work well in partnership to ensure all the pupils in our community receive the best education possible.

The federation is built on three core objectives – enriching lives, unleashing possibilities and building futures; these aims are at the heart of all we do within our family of schools. We strive to ensure that our schools retain their individual identities whilst ensuring that they are reflective of our federation ethos.

The federation benefits from closely located schools - Newport and Dawlish are a short walk apart in the south of the borough, and Thorpe Hall and Oakhill a short distance from each other in the north of the borough. This offers many opportunities for joint staff working and shared learning experiences for the children from neighbouring schools.

By working in partnership within our federation and across wider networks, sharing our knowledge, experiences and skills, we are confident that we can benefit, not only as individuals, but also as a collective.

The Opossum Federation website can be found at