Rawtenstall Newchurch St Nicholas C of E Primary School

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29th April 17



On behalf of the Governors, staff , pupils and myself I warmly welcome you to the website of Newchurch St. Nicholas.

Our school is a one form entry Church of England Primary School in Newchurch. The building is modern and bright with large classrooms. We are lucky to have extensive grounds and fabulous views and try to make the most of our wonderful setting.

Visitors to the school often comment on the warm, welcoming atmosphere which reflects our Christian and family values.  We are proud of the partnership we have with our parents and hold themed assemblies ,Open Mornings, parental workshops and subject trails to which Parents are welcome. We also have a very active PTFA group, FAITH, who organise fairs and discos.

We are committed to ensuring that  the education the children receive here will enable  them to achieve their academic potential and progress confidently into the next phase of their education. It is also part of our vision that in the ever changing world we live in, our children are confident to embrace whatever comes their way with a positive outlook.

The school website is only a small window into our school. If you like what you see here and would like to know more, please contact the school. I would be delighted to show you round the school so that you can see personally all we have to offer.

Jane Thistlethwaite


Please click on the links to see the school Mission Statement and our Key Christian Values.

Please click on the link to see our Special Educational Needs information, including our Local offer and SEN report

Here you'll find a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help you as parents keep up with what your children are doing online. 

This half term's Christian Value is hope. Please click on the  link to explore this value at home with your child.

Parents were recently asked their opinions of the school. Please read some of their comments
“ ….my son loves coming to school”
“staff always seem to put a huge effort into making my child's day both productive and enjoyable"
“ We are really pleased with our child's progress in school. The teachers are great and he loves coming. The Open Mornings are fab and he gets excited when he knows we are coming to play. The school looks brilliant with the recent improvements"
“I am very pleased with how my child is developing both academically and physical activities / enrichment that the school offers "
" I am very happy with the school. My daughter is coming on great with her work. The staff and teachers are lovely and very friendly and helpful "
100 % of parents agree or strongly agree that the teaching at school is good.
100% of parents agree or strongly agree that the school cares about their child's well being, safety and happiness.
100% agree or strongly agree that they feel comfortable about approaching their child's teacher if they have a concern or question.

SIAMS September 2016


Click here to view our SIAMS Inspection 2016