Headmaster's Welcome

Dear parents, friends and visitors,

Welcome to our website, from which you will get a brief flavour of our beautiful school.   When Ofsted last inspected in 2014 they found us to be outstanding in all areas. 

Norbury Primary School and Nursery is set against the magnificent backdrop of the Long Mynd, at the heart of the South Shropshire Hills.  It is within an area of outstanding natural beauty and the view from our playground and adjacent sports and playing field will simply take your breath away.  The school was founded by Mrs Addyes Scott in 1874 for the children of her tenants and employees and is housed in an imposing stone building which stands beneath its magnificent clock tower.  Although the outward appearance of the school has been altered little and retains its original character, within we have all the facilities and resources required for our dedicated staff to deliver a 21st century curriculum, using the latest technologies. 

Our vision of education is one of excellence, enjoyment, high expectation and inclusion of all children in a rich and diverse curriculum.  We believe that children learn best through practical application of skills and we endeavour to provide many exciting opportunities for them to do this. We aim to provide the highest standards of care to ensure that every child is able to feel safe, secure, happy and confident; allowing each to learn, thrive and enjoy their time at school in their own unique way.  We aim to equip children with the highest possible standards in the basic skills of reading, writing and mathematics, to provide them with a secure platform on which to build their lives.  But lifelong learning is far more than basic skills.  Through our own passion for learning, we hope to instil a love of learning in every child.  We want each and every one to be able to express themselves through a love of writing and literature, music, art, sport and drama.  We want to develop children who value all aspects of learning equally. Through a broad, topic based curriculum, we provide opportunities for children to discover for themselves the wonders of science, to develop a fascination for mathematics, embrace new technology and learn about their own communities and the wider world.  We encourage children to have a sound understanding of their own culture and that of others, along with tolerance and respect for all faiths and religions.  To find out more about our education ethos and exciting vision for the future of learning at our school, see the document, “Our Vision Towards 2019”.

 From the moment our children enter the Foundation Stage (Class One), from the term of their third birthday, we work alongside parents and carers to develop independence in all aspects of life.  They learn to keep themselves safe and to look after others through a wide range of experiences such as Forest School, numerous and varied off-site visits and residential trips.  We provide many opportunities for children to work with, and play alongside children from other schools, both locally and in contrasting areas of the country.   We actively promote social interaction within our own school too, by providing exciting after school clubs every afternoon. These vary throughout the year, but include: engineering, cookery and baking, ukulele, football, tag rugby, netball, arts and crafts, drama, yoga, wildlife watch and the very popular stay and play club, where children simply spend time together in a very informal atmosphere.  Together with our daily breakfast club, these clubs also provide a valuable service for working parents. 

 Although this website will offer you a taste of our school and its facilities, to experience its vibrancy you have to meet the people who make it what it is; the children, staff, parents and governors.  If you would like to visit, you are most welcome.  Please contact Mrs Nikki Rodick or Mrs Sarah Burke in our office to make an appointment, or come along to the next 'Brew with a View' café, run by our Year Six children at Norbury Village Hall - visit our 'Brew with a View' page for more information.   

 We look forward to welcoming you.

 Mr L Ball

Headteacher.