Rawtenstall Newchurch St Nicholas C of E Primary School

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31st May 20



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 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 are a Forest School!

Miss Cole, our very passionate Forest School Leader, has planned some amazing activities for the children to partake in - some of which you will be able to see below!

Visit the link below to see more information about our Forest School. 


Altogether Now day


We had a brilliant day when the EMGRT team organised our Altogther Now day. There were a number of workshops held in school and most children accessed 5 of these celebrating the diverse world we live in today!

Gardening club visit Eco Conference


The school Gardening club visited the Annual Eco conference at Ewood Park. There they visited a number of 'market stalls', ate a waste free packed lunch and entered the Eco rap competition.We had a fantastic time and won the competition!!

School Council


Our school council have been voted for by their class from years 1 to 6. They recently met our local MP Mr Jake Berry and asked him a lot of questions. He was impressed that we are tryig to be an eco friendly school and liked that we use reusable water bottles.

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

Our Key Christian Value this half term is Forgiveness .Please click on the picture to see the Home School Value activity sheet. 

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 link from vodafone links to their very useful 'Digital Parenting' magazine. The new Goldilocks tale is being shared in school. 

Parents were recently asked their opinions of the school.
  • 98% of parents agree or strongly agree that their child is making good progress in their work (2% didn’t know).
  • 100% of parents agree or strongly agree that the teaching at school is good.
  • 100% of parent agree or strongly agree that the school provides you with the opportunity to find out how their child is doing.
  • 100% of parents agree or strongly agree that there is at least one member of staff they feel comfortable approaching with questions or concerns
  • 100% of parents agree or strongly agree that that the school expects they child to work hard and achieve their best.
  • 98% of parents agree or strongly agree that teachers and teaching assistants treat their child fairly (2% didn’t know).
Please read some of their comments

My daughter  is doing really well in Year 1. She enjoys learning and always talks about what she has been doing that day.


All staff are pleasant and helpful. Child loves coming to school.


My son loves coming to school and being part of Newchurch Primary. He’s very proud of his school. When we have experienced any problems, I feel staff are very approachable and have always sorted out any issues. Thank you for all you do for my son.


Newchurch is a special school where my child feels part of a family. School is enabling her to grow into a kind wonderful person.


I think everything is going okay and my child is very happy at school. Mrs X is the best teacher my child has ever had, and I can talk to her about anything.


SIAMS September 2016


Click here to view our SIAMS Inspection 2016