Newport is a large village in Essex near Saffron Walden, in which Newport Free Grammar School is located. The village has a population of just over 2,000.
Located approximately 41 miles (51 kilometers) north of London the village is situated amongst the arable fields of northern Essex. With a regular train service to London Liverpool Street Station from the Newport (Essex) railway station the village is considered to be within commuting distance of the Capital and as such attracts a number of workers from London City.
Newport is the centre point of the long distance path "The Harcamlow Way", a figure of eight walk between the towns of Cambridge and Harlow, consequently it has a large number of walks radiating from its centre; short walks of surrounding interest include those heading towards Saffron Walden, the English Heritage property of Audley End House or Prior Hall Barn in Widdington.