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 areas. 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.
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 classroom teachers, two part-time teachers and five experienced support assistants. We are also well resourced to meet today's educational needs.
We have been working in close collaboration with Rosedale Abbey CP School since January 2011, and the two schools will formally Federate in April 2013. Both will maintain their identity, their individuality and their names whilst benefitting from the extended educational opportunities and provision which Federation will bring.
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.
'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.