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Nawton Community Primary School and Nursery is a popular village school, at the heart of the local community.  The School site is to the north of the A170, at the top of School Lane, in the village of Nawton, close to the southern edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.  

The school was built in 1965.  It is surrounded by extensive and attractive 'outside classroom' and playing areas.  

We have two hard-surface playgrounds and a large field, which includes a good-sized soccer pitch with additional space for cricket, rounders and athletics. Our grounds also include a shade pergola, a tyre park, climbing apparatus, a fenced orchard, a Forest School Area, a raised-bed Vegetable Garden, a Soft-fruit Garden and a commemorative Bee & Butterfly Border. Autumn 2014 will see the introduction of 6 laying hens to the mix, following a successful 'incubation' project in the summer term.

We are a caring community school of around 90 children, including Nursery age children, and we have four class bases. 

We have an experienced staff including one headteacher, four full-time classteachers, two established part-time teachers, five support assistants, two office administrators, a school cook, a kitchen assistant, a School's Out Club Leader and an Assistant SOC Leader. Our School's Out Club, which is open 3.30 to 5.30 p.m. daily in term time, is a valuable asset. We are also well resourced to meet today's educational needs.

Nawton CP worked in close collaboration with Rosedale Abbey CP School between January 2011 and April 2013, when the two schools became partners in a formal Federation.  Both maintain their identity, their individuality and their names whilst benefiting from the extended educational opportunities and provision which Federation brings.

Home-school relationships are very important to us and we think all parents / carers have an important role to play in the education of their children.  When home and school work together in partnership, all children are better able to work towards achieving their full potential. We must be getting something right as 11 current staff members either have their children schooled here now or have had their children schooled here through their primary years!

'The Friends of Nawton School' is a very active and supportive organisation, which all parents, carers, staff and friends are invited to join.  'The Friends' organise many fund raising activities and social activities each year, for the school and for our wider community.

Nicola Johnson






During this year we have used a number of specialist teachers to work alongside the teaching staff in order to deliver high quality teaching and learning and develop the confidence and skills of the children in Physical Education and Games.

All Primary Schools in the country have been allocated a Primary PE and Sports Grant beginning in the academic year 2013/2014.  This funding must be used to fund improvement to the provision of PE and Sport, for the benefit of pupils aged 5-11 years old, so that pupils can develop healthy lifestyles.






We have also used the funding to meet the cost of swimming lessons for all children in Years 2 -5 and to reduce the cost of the residential trip to YHA Edale to pursue outdoor and adventurous activities.

Throughout the year, all classes have taken part in a variety of festivals and tournaments (tag rugby, football, netball, basketball and swimming) organised within the cluster and the wider area.


During the summer term (and for the year 2014/15) we have and will continue to employ a member of Ryedale School’s PE department (our local secondary school) to teach PE alongside our staff.  In the summer term we concentrated on athletics and tennis.