We are delighted to have opened our new £10.9 million primary school. It is a three form entry school which has been funded by the Department for Education. We have wonderful facilities which are on offer to the Midsomer Norton Community. Facilities include superb sports provision, with two indoor sports halls, a dance studio, two large pitches for football and rugby and a hard surface sports pitch which has basketball, tennis, hockey, football and netball pitches. We specialise in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Forest School and Outdoor Learning.
Who is running the school?
Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership (MNSP) is Trust which runs the school. Kerrie Courtier is the Executive Headteacher who is responsible for running Norton Hill Primary School and setting it up from planning stage to opening. Kerrie is supported by the Norton Hill Primary team.
"I am honoured to be the Executive Headteacher of Norton Hill Primary School. Myself and the staff, pride ourselves in our school having a “family” feel to the school. We promote an ethos, where all members of the school community are caring, respectful and considerate to others. We all share the same values, we recognise that we are all unique and are different as individuals, mutual respect is as the heart of our school. I am a great believer that as individuals we are all special and everyone in our community has a gift or a talent. Our school is committed to equal opportunities, we very much focus on our pupils as individuals.
The staff track pupil progress and ascertain next steps in our planning, to ensure that pupils flourish and achieve their full potential. I believe, as educators we need to make learning fun, creating opportunities which promote curiosity and resilience to engage in new activities. I know that if children are happy and feel safe at school, they will enjoy school and make good progress.
Our dedicated staff, work hard to make sure all learners make excellent progress, we have high standards, where children are encouraged to take pride in their achievements. We believe that through partnership with home, we achieve the most successful outcomes for our pupils. We consider parents to be important partners in supporting us with their child’s learning. Parents and carers are also considered to be a part of “The Norton Hill Family.” We have an “open door” policy where we actively encourage parents/careers to engage with our school community.
Alongside opening Norton Hill Primary, I am an Executive Headteacher for School Improvement for Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership, working with our primary school Headteachers and staff. I was also the Headteacher of Longvernal Primary School since 2014. My hobbies include reading, the theatre and I am an avid Bath Rugby supporter. More recently due to the restriction over COVID-19 I have taken up kayaking, which is great fun!
We have a fabulous team at Norton Hill Primary with an abundance of skills and talents between us. Most of all we value each and every child that comes to us and ensure they feel cared for and supported each and every minute that they are in our care."
Who can join the school?
The school is available for local families and children, just like any other primary school in the local area. In September 2020, we opened the school as a one form entry, with 30 places available in Reception for our first year group of pupils. Moving forward there will be a further 60 spaces (if needed) available in September 2021. If your child is born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017, you can apply for a place for September 2021.