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At Norton St Philip First School we do things a little bit differently! We have created a unique learning environment within the heart of the countryside, with small classes and big learners! New children and their families are warmly welcomed into our friendly community where every member of staff knows every child.

We hope you will find our web site interesting and informative but if you have any further questions about Norton St Philip School, please don't hesitate to ask on our enquiry page, by e-mailing us, dropping us a line or by calling in anytime. We will always welcome the opportunity to show you around, as every day is an Open Day at Norton St Philip CofE First School.
We love being part of our School and always strive for the very best for all the children in our care. We hope you will come and share our learning adventure.

Carolyn Tommey (Head Teacher)

​Hands On, Brains On

Hands-on learning opportunities are central to the varied exciting projects devised by our dynamic staff. Our school is home to the pioneering Story Walk project, which enables children to create digital story trails using GPS.


Norton St Philip First School’s particular love of music, art and drama combine in the fantastic shows that staff and students create together and perform for parents in local theatres. Learning regularly decamps to our Forest School and one of our most recent innovations are ‘Explorer Walks’ around the village, teaching children mapping and hiking skills.

Small School, Thinking Big

Children can start their learning adventure in the on-site privately run Outstanding Pre-school. Our youngest class is located alongside the Preschool in the Garden Room. These youngsters are able to enjoy play-based learning both indoors and out with a covered terrace and a wrap- around garden. Take tea in the Playhouse, and wave to the horses and sheep in the next field!

Our older children are based in the beautiful Victorian main building, upstairs in the Treehouse. This large loft classroom has an airy feel and both classrooms have state of the art interactive white boards, MacBook Pro laptops and iPads.

Outside our children play and learn on our spacious playing field, which is home to our thriving vegetable garden complete with polytunnel; our forest school; the adventure trail, and the quiet area.

Where will your learning adventure take You today?



  Latest News



Children from Norton St Philip and Rode First schools recently celebrated the end of their ‘Tales and Teeth’ project by inviting parents and grandparents to join them in a Fantastical Fairytale land!

Children and staff dressed as story characters Including Red Riding Hood and wolves. Parents followed a trail around the school which led them to a Story Machine which gave out stories about kind wolves. The children had formed their own animal welfare group, ‘The Wolf Protection Society’ and were distributing leaflets with positive messages about wolves. The older children used the laptops with their parents to produce pictures of mixed-up animal creatures. The youngest children had designed and built beds for the Three Bears which included sewing hand-printed duvets. Outside, children took their parents on a Story Walk using GPS location devices. The story led them to the curious hub-cap flowers in the garden and past clay faces hidden in the trees.The oldest class had worked hard producing dioramas which told a fairy tale within a box with moving parts. Performing Arts teacher Zoe Manifold led the children in a performance of ukuleles and percussion.
Head Teacher of Norton St Philip and Rode First Schools, Carolyn Tommey said “ This was a wonderful way to showcase the children’s huge talents and the emphasis we put on creative learning using technology alongside our stunning outdoor environments. This has been our first joint event since the two schools formed a permanent federation in March and we are lookingforward to many more shared learning events in the future.”
The afternoon ended with the annual Design and Technology Challenge which required the children to decorate an egg as a story character and project it down a ramp in a home-made vehicle. Brothers Herbie and Morris Leber romped to victory at Norton with their vehicles and their Dad Joe won the parents race making it a hat trick for the family.







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