Children are the heart of our school. We ensure that each child will experience a loving, caring and stimulating environment in which they feel secure, and where they can develop academically and socially.
We aim to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes that will help each child to reach their full potential and have high expectations.
Frederick Nattrass School is
We are a Local Authority primary school for boys and girls between the ages of 4+ and 11.
The buildings were officially opened in 1930 as separate Senior, Junior and Infant schools
and are named after Frederick Nattrass J.P., a former Mayor of Stockton and enlightened
Chairman of the then Education Committee.
Since that date the two buildings have provided education for generations of Norton
children and in 1985, by now extensively modernised internally, the schools were
amalgamated into a modern primary school which includes a 26-place nursery.
In 2007 a major refurbishment took place, and indeed is still ongoing, with all classes being
incorporated within the one building....an exciting time for the children and staff alike.
All children benefit from high standards of teaching and are encouragemed to work at
their best. A range of abilities is recognised and talent is fostered. Whether a child has
particular abilities or whether the child finds learning difficult, each child is of equal value
at Frederick Nattrass School.
Courtesy, consideration and care for others are held to be of the utmost importance.
The school holds to a sense of community in which parents, children and all staff can
share in the atmosphere of learning and mutual respect.
We recognise the individual worth of every single child and regard each child as important and special. We recognise that abilities, talents and personalities may be different but we aim to give every child, girls and boys equally, the opportunity to enjoy success. We aim to bring out the best in each one
We aim to offer opportunities for extra-curricular activities and clubs
By understanding and valuing each child we aim to foster high self- esteem. We aim to provide a safe, supportive and caring environment in which through a consistent approach, we will maintain a framework for good work attitudes and behaviour. We will enable our children to be happy, responsible, confident and independent.
We aim to teach children to respect each other and care about each other. We teach children tolerance and encourage them to work and play socially with each other.
We aim to treat children with understanding and respect
We regard parents as partners in education. We aim to keep parents informed of developments in school and to seek parental support, where possible, for the teaching processes.