Rawtenstall Newchurch St Nicholas C of E Primary School

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20th January 19



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 which are well resourced. 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 ,discos and family fun events.

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


We had a great time when the Panto came to visit us in school! 

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. 


Parents were recently asked their opinions of the school. Please read some of their comments
….One of the strengths of the school is the empathy of the teachers towards the children and the warm atmosphere this creates in school”

"I honestly feel there is no room for improvement. My son is extremely happy here. His learning amazes me! I feel very involved in all aspects of his learning and love coming into school for topic days , World Book Day etc. and when I can’t make them I still feel involved through photos on class dojo. My son is very proud of his school , which speaks volumes! Thank you all for everything you do!"

"My child feels very special and cared for in school."


"Our child thoroughly enjoys coming to school. We can see her growing into a kind and considerate girl through the hard work school has put in."


"Very impressed with the school’s improvements this year. Especially the outdoor improvements."


"We are very happy with the progress the children are making."


"My daughter enjoys her time at school and loves her learning. She is teaching me a few things!

I find looking on the school Facebook page the best place to hear about events, open days, coffee mornings etc."

This is the opinion of a child in Year 4!

Our school is home to the best teachers in the country. Your child or children will achieve their maximum potential with help from our amazing staff/ Our school is in the perfect setting to inspire your child. It is surrounded by hills and countryside and has lots of open space for your child to enjoy. 


SIAMS September 2016


Click here to view our SIAMS Inspection 2016