Northaw C of E Primary School


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Northaw C of E Primary School

Visitors frequently remark on the friendly atmosphere at Northaw Church of England Primary School. Children are happy to come to school and are well looked after by our caring and committed staff who make sure every lesson is creative, challenging and relevant. We aim to provide the best possible education and the opportunity for EVERY child to reach their full potential.

Loving for Today, Learning for Tomorrow, Forever in Faith

Please scroll down for:

  • Important dates
  • SIAMS and OFSTED information
  • More about our school, including our values and history

Important dates:

Mon 21st Oct Parents’ Consultation Evening
Tues 22nd Oct Parents’ Consultation Evening
Fri 25th Oct 9am Flu Immunisation
Mon 28th Oct to Fri 1st Nov Half Term
Mon 4th Nov INSET
Weds 13th Nov Oak Class trip to The Jews Exhibition
Fri 15th Nov Year 6 Height & Weight screening and TLM
Tues 19th Nov Individual & Sibling school photos
Thurs 5th Dec 2.30pm Acorns Nativity Play
Tues 10th Dec 2pm KS1/2 Christmas performance Church
Weds 11th Dec 7pm KS1/2 Christmas performance Church
Weds 18th Dec School Christmas Lunch
Thurs 19th Dec Whole School Trip to Wyllyotts Panto (not Nursery)
Fri 20th Dec School ends at 1.15pm


Read our OUTSTANDING church school inspection report here.

'Each child is taught to be an independent learner and is equipped with skills for life, based on the school’s Christian values and the school’s 6 Rs.


2019 - OFSTED praise our ‘welcoming and friendly school’ for it’s ‘rich and engaging curriculum’.

Please click here to read our full OFSTED report.

Our School

We have high expectations in both academic work and behaviour. Every child matters to us and the strong pastoral support we provide for our children, ensures pupils develop their academic, personal, social, moral, spiritual and cultural skills. 

We aim to provide our pupils with the experiences they need to develop into successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens who are equipped with the skills to meet the demands of 21st Century life.

Our Values

At Northaw Church of England School we believe we are all Loving for Today, Learning for Tomorrow, Forever in Faith and we teach and model 6 core Christian values, our 6Rs. 

These are linked to key bible stories and are shared with the children to help them learn how to ‘Live God’s Love’ in all they do. In addition to these core values we teach many further Christian and British values to our children as they learn and grow. 

Our History

The school has a long history dating back to 1879 and the trust deed, which is the school's Christian foundation, remains intregral to the ethos and beliefs of the school community. The present church was consecrated in 1882. It is the third church building on this site: there has been a church here dedicated to St Thomas a Becket for around 700 years. 

We are a Voluntary Aided School and are part of the family of the Diocese of St Albans. We are situated in the very pleasant village of Northaw, where the school is an integral part of the community and the Church. 

We work closely with our church, St Thomas a Becket  as well as with our local community.  We value the contribution that everyone makes to school life, placing importance on the welfare of individuals. 

It is our aim that at the end of our pupils’ time at Northaw Church of England School they will have developed a sense of achievement and self-esteem as a result of their experiences here and will leave us for their secondary school, happy, effective learners, with a positive attitude to life long learning.

Northaw School in 1914
Northaw School in 1914