Normanton on Soar has a small and pleasant rural primary school, which enjoys close links with the local community. It caters for children aged between 3 and 11 years with the foundation unit offering part-time morning sessions for pre-school children. The school has well resourced classrooms, a large playing field complete with ‘flicky trail’ and is in a lovely setting at the heart of the village.
The children who attend the school are happy, cheerful and enthusiastic about all school life has to offer. The school offers a range of activities for their children including music, sports, dance and drama. Parents play a significant part in their child’s learning and are actively encouraged to do so. Many parents volunteer on a regular basis, supporting after school clubs and reading with children in class. The children work extremely hard and are proud to be a part of the school and wider communities; they attain good results and achieve many successes.
Part of the magic of small schools is that all children participate in all activities, whether this is learning French or Chinese, acting in the school play or taking part in educational experiences overnight or during the day. Normanton children believe in looking after each other, this is echoed in their ethos of ‘everyone plays a part’. The children work well together as a team and also as part of the wider community, they learn about the diversity of society and the ever changing world in which we live.
The school encourages regular visitors to the school, Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham Trent University, Authors and Musicians and they support many charities through their work with organisations such as Barnado’s, NSPCC and the Shoebox Appeal. Normanton children and school like to support current global disasters and hold regular fundraising events for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), to help those at their time of need.
The school promotes trust, respect and kindness as the means to create a caring society. Ask any child at Normanton what they think about the school and they would all agree it’s a great place to learn and be!
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