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

Mrs S Whales

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.

Fri 28th May – Mufti Day wear something red and/or yellow
Mon 31st May – Fri 4th June – Half Term Holiday
Mon 14th -18th June Oak Class PGL Residential trip
Weds 14th July – Sports Day (provisional)
Fri 16th July – Grand Day Out Summer Raffle draw
Tues 20th July – Last day of term – school finishes 1.15pm
Thurs 2nd Sept – Children return for Autumn Term


KS2 Class Teacher

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to develop your career in a forward looking church primary school, that was graded ‘outstanding’ by SIAMs in March 2015 ‘good’  by Ofsted in December 2018? We are seeking to appoint a talented, enthusiastic and creative Class Teacher to join our teaching team and who will help us on the road to ‘excellent’.

You must be:

  • a dynamic and innovative teacher who can motivate and challenge themselves and the children;
  • an effective  practitioner who is skilled in using imaginative  approaches to teaching and learning, and have evidence of successful strategies to improve pupil performance;
  • passionate about high expectations and making a difference for every child;
  • a team player, developing and maintaining positive and supportive professional relationships with children, staff, parents and governors.

We can offer:

  • curious, happy, enthusiastic and well behaved children;
  • a strong, caring Christian ethos where everyone is valued;
  • a cheerful team of dedicated staff, governors and parents who want the best for our children;
  • the opportunity to progress your career through the development of subject leadership and senior leader roles.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged (masks required), so please telephone the school office to make an appointment for the Head Teacher to show you around.

Northaw is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Click here for the Job Description

Click here for the Person Specification

Click here for the Recruitment Pack

Click here for the Application Form

Click here to apply via Teach in Herts.

Alternatively submit your application to

Closing Date: 9am - 17th May 2021


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