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26th February 17




 We will endeavour to keep school open however if school does have to close we will announce this through BBC Radio Lancashire ((95.5, 103.9 and 104.5 FMV) and on our school website (here!) not via the office.

If school is open please send your child with wellies or other suitable outdoor wear as we will go out and play no matter what the weather! A change of trousers etc for them to play out in would also be advisable.

We will only close school if it is dangerous for parents, staff or pupils to travel or if there is a failure to our utilities. If school is open but very icy please enter school via the front gate as it will be the only gritted entrance.

Take care!

Mrs Vardey




Nateby Primary School.

A quiet village school......?

We don't think so!



Nateby Primary School is the top primary school in Lancashire. 2016 KS2 SATs results have put us in the top 20 schools in England this year and top in Lancashire. Well done to all the team staff, parents and of course.... children!

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What do we believe is the purpose of education? What is the purpose of a school? What is it that underpins all that we do in our school?

At Nateby Primary School we believe that every child is unique. That they are entitled to an education which excites, supports and challenges them. That children flourish when they feel safe enough to take risks and to be themselves.



We aim to ensure all Nateby Pupils are confident learners and global citizens.

We will achieve this by:

Instilling a life-long love of learning and a passion for knowledge.

Nurturing our pupils so that they are proud and confident.

Celebrating success so that children feel valued.

Creating a positive environment where children flourish and are safe and happy.

Developing resilient, well balanced, healthy pupils who are caring considerate citizens.



"This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment."

For further information about safeguarding please refer to the policies section (menu left)

World Book Day


This year we celebrated World Book Day with pupils sharing their favourite bedtime story. Pupils came to school in their pyjamas and built dens from clothes props, blankets and pop-up tents. They then shared their stories with each other. What a fabulous way to promote the love and enjoyment of reading!

We are an outstanding school.


Fairtrade Breakfast


Pupil's at Nateby Primary enjoyed 'making their breakfast count' this week when they sat down to a Big Faitrade Breakfast during Fairtrade Fortnight. The steering team, along with Mrs Hulme and Mrs Isles prepared pancakes made with eggs and milk from local farmers, and then served with Fairtrade bananas, Fairtrade chocolate sauce and Fairtrade fresh orange juice. "The Big Fairtrade Breakfast was a fun way to learn more about Fairtrade" said one pupil.

Young Voices Concert 2016


Wow - What a fantastic experience! Class 3 members of our Singing Club went along to the Phones4U Arena in Manchester t take part in the Young Voices concert along with 7286 other children!! We had a fantastic day rehearsing the sons learnt in Singing Club before performing in the concert later on in the evening. Pupils, staff and parents who came to watch all had a wonderful time. Well done everyone!

Peer2Peer day - Chinese New Year


We had a fantastic day this week celebrating Chinese New Year as one of our Peer2Peer days. The whole school split into their house teams and worked collaboratively on a variety of activities to deepen their knowledge and understanding of Chinese New Year. They learnt about the 12 signs of the zodiac and therefore how each year a different animal is celebrated. The children also worked with a dance teacher to practice sections of a dance in groups before coming together as a whole school to perform the dance for parents. The children really enjoy these days as it provides them with the opportunity to work with children from other year groups and other classes.  

Stone Age to Iron Age


We went back in time about 12000 years and had great fun making our own Bronze Age roundhouse as well as a number of other related activities. We started around 10,000BC and finished at 43AD when the Romans invaded England!

We also enjoyed:

  • Using knapp flint to make stone age tools
  • Building a mini (10m circumference) Stonehenge
  • Using replica drills to create jewellery
  • Using 'querns' to grind corn as people did at the start of the age of agriculture

Sign To Sing


For over four years now we have been learning sign language with the help of one of our fantastic teaching assistant- Mrs Ryan. Here we are joining in with a World Record attempt to have the most people signing simultaneously in 2013, 2014 and 2015. At the front of the hall you will see members of our sign language club- look at all the videos and you'll see how much they've learnt over the years! More signing (of Frozen) on our 'Community' pages.