Northaw C of E Primary School

Northaw C of E Primary School


Northaw C of E Primary School

Loving for Today, Learning for Tomorrow, Forever in Faith

'Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever' Hebrews 13.8

Please scroll down for Important dates and more About our school. 

Take a trip around our school with our Virtual Tour.

Keep up to date with our Head Teacher’s Blog and Newsletters

Who we are & Head Teacher’s blog

Head Teacher

Dr J Inglis

Please scroll down for our Head Teacher’s blog to see what has been happening in school.

Important Dates:

Throughout the term you will see some additions to the Important Dates Lists which you may not have had the letters yet. Please be assured that details will be sent out in a timely manner.

29th June - A&Ps Trip to Mountfitchet Castle

29th June - Year 5 Wodson Games

4th– 8th July - Get Active Week inc. Sports Day on Friday at 1pm Parents welcome.

13th July – Oak trip to Frinton on Sea

16th July – PTA Summer Festival

19th July – Reception Class trip to Lee Valley Animal Adventure

20th July – Oak Class Play 6.30pm

21st July – Year 6 Leavers assembly 9am

22nd July – school finishes at 1.15pm


KS2 Teaching Assistant

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced, empathetic, innovative and collaborative teaching assistant to join our team.

3 mornings Monday-Wednesday 08:30-12:30

2 full days Thursday & Friday 08:30-15:30

(25 hrs) from 5th September '22.

This is a fixed term contract with the potential to be extended.

For more information, or to apply, visit Teach In Herts here


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

Please click here to read our full OFSTED report. 


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. 

National Online Safety Certified Community Accreditation

With the online world an ever-increasing risk to our children we recognised the importance of working together to take an active role in teaching children about online dangers and how to act safely when using the internet. We are therefore delighted to announce that as a school we successfully achieved the National Online Safety Certified Community accreditation. We hope this demonstrates our whole school community approach and commitment to protecting our children online.

INSPIRE - Education for Wellbeing research programme

Northaw C of E Primary school participated in the Education for Wellbeing research programme, the largest randomised controlled trial of school-based interventions for mental health and wellbeing in the UK. Our participation in this programme has been critical to improving the evidence available to the Department for Education, schools and others on how to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. Click here for our certificate and here for the DfE letter of thanks.

About our school:

Visitors frequently remark on the friendly atmosphere that exists in 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. At our school we aim to provide the best possible education and the opportunity for EVERY child to reach their full potential.

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.

Click here to read our school prospectus.

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.  

A window in our church
A window in our church

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