Nateby Primary School


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

Hothersall Lodge Visit

Continuing our programme of Outdoor and Adventurous Activities here at Nateby. Building on skills they began to learn at Humblescough Farm in Class 1, the children learnt to push themselves a little out of their comfort zones; to work as a team and developed their resilience. They will continue to develop these skills and more when they visit Tower Wood later in the year.


We have had a two week intensive course of swimming lessons for every pupil in school. The children have thoroughly enjoyed it! Many of them, the younger pupils especially, have gone from little or no swimming experience, using floats and ‘noodle’ to being able to swim proficiently, dive for sinkers and perform floats! Well done to them all! 

What did OFSTED say about Nateby?

“Nateby is a friendly school. Pupils and staff are kind and caring towards each other .
Pupils enjoy playing with their friends. Pupils know they can rely on staff to help them whenever they are upset or have any worries . Pupils feel well supported and safe.
Pupils behave well in lessons, around the school and at breaktimes. They get on with their learning without interruption. Pupils are polite and respectful to adults and each other . 
Pupils develop their talents and interests through the range of extra curricular clubs, such as cooking, magic mayhem and tennis. Pupils are proud to contribute to the life of the school as book monitors and school councillors. These opportunities contribute towards helping them to become healthy, responsible and active citizens.
Leaders have high ambitions for pupils, including pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). In most subjects pupils work hard and achieve well. Children in the early years live up to leaders expectations.”


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.

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.

What did OFSTED say about Safeguarding at Nateby?

The arrangements for safeguarding are effective. Safeguarding has a high priority around school.
Leaders have developed a culture where safeguarding is the responsibility of all staff. Staff are clear about what action they should take if they have concerns about pupils well being. They are encouraged to report all concerns. Leaders act promptly in response to any issues.
They work well with external agencies so that pupils and their families get the help that they need.
Staff teach pupils how to keep themselves safe, both in the community and online.
Leaders have ensured that pupils know how to report any worries they have.

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!