Nateby Primary School


Welcome to Nateby Primary School…. a quiet village school?…… We don’t think so!

What a great start to the day!!


Our OFSTED report is now official. We are relieved that we have finally been inspected as the last full inspection was 2008! As with the vast majority of previously OUTSTANDING schools we are now ‘GOOD’. We are proud of our school and the pupils and families we work with; the report highlights many positives. As always we are open to constructive criticism and will endeavour to  improve in the few areas identified in the report. Our school is a super place for children to learn; our pupils and community supported us in this evaluation in their comments to OFSTED. The staff at Nateby all deserve recognition for their hard work and dedication that they show every day not just when OFSTED are in! Well done to everyone!

World Book Day

We celebrated our love of reading and books by coming together across school in our three house teams. Each team worked on a different book which they read to each other. There was ‘Slowly, Slowly.’ Said The Sloth; Jack & The Flumflum Tree and Aliens Love Underpants! The children then worked together to make wonderful illustrations of their own to decorate the classroom doors.

Tower Wood Residential Trip

Year Four, Five and Six went away on their residential trip to Tower Wood. The children took part in lots of activities including kayaking, caving, tree climbing, ghyll scrambling, high ropes and many more, which helped them to work as a team or to test their own skills. Great fun was had by all, including the teachers!

All the children really tried hard- even when it meant going out of their ‘comfort zone’. Everyone came back able to do more than when they started. Everyone could feel proud of what they had achieved.

Visit from Chas Jacobs

We have begun our school year in the spirit we mean to continue with a visit from the artist Chas Jacobs. The children all worked together on a design for a whole school display. The theme was our human rights- we are all free- this was represented by balloons. Well done to everyone and a big ‘Thank you!’ to Chas. 

The Nateby Ethos

Nateby Primary School is at the centre of the Nateby community. The Team at Nateby aims to provide a full and rich curriculum which excites and motivates all pupils. Each child is seen as an individual. We believe that it is the duty of the school to ensure that each individual’s needs are met both educationally and personally; that each individual should be supported in achieving their full potential and develop in to confident, responsible members of our society; that all pupils aspire to and are able to succeed in the modern, multi-cultural country they live in.

Our Aims:

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.

Safeguarding Statement

“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.

Our Healthy Year

Tool for your child to maintain their self-motivation & keep active.

Mental Wellbeing

A resource for older children

Are you worried about a child?


We now have a school uniform online shop. Please use the tab above to go to school office or follow this link:

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?

Inclement Weather

We will make every effort to keep school open during our statutory hours of 8.55am and 3.15pm even in bad weather. If the playground is too icy we will grit an alternative route around school and children will go straight in. Where, for Health and Safety reasons, we are forced to close we will inform families by phone (if we close during session) and/or our local community through this website, our Facebook page and local radio:News of closures is broadcast by your local radio station:
BBC Radio Lancashire
95.5 FM, 103.9 FM
104.5 FM, 855 MW, 1557MW
2BR Lancashire
96.3FM, 99.8FM, 106.5FM, 107FM and DAB Digital Radio
Radio Wave
96.5 FM
Rock FM
97.4 FM and DAB Digital Radio
Tel: 01772 477743
The Bay
96.9 FM
We apologise if this is sometimes inconvenient for parents and families but decisions will be made with regard to the needs of our pupils and staff. We do not close early at the end of term and we start all after school clubs on the very first day of every term. We may need to cancel clubs if staff cannot attend and we are unable to cover their role or if weather conditions become a Health & Safety concern. We will endeavour to give timely notice in these circumstances.

Requests for paper copies

If you require a paper copy of any information on our website, please contact the school office on 01995 602945 this will then be arranged for you FOC. 

Our School Is A Healthy School

Please ensure your child brings water to school in their water bottle!