Midsomer Norton Primary School is a popular, successful, non-denominational school at the heart of its community, a minute’s walk from all the town’s shops and amenities. The town is in the former Somerset coalfield and is within easy reach of Bath, Bristol, Wells, the Mendip Hills and all points west. The main school building is just over a century old and retains some of its original shape and charm.  From the High Street, the school appears to be sandwiched between the Methodist Church (its first owners) and Sainsbury’s. As you reach the school, you realise that this is a much bigger site than the first glimpse suggests and includes a large field bordered by around 500 trees, as well as outlying buildings, including a Children’s Centre with which we work closely. 


                                                              Our Vision

                                                          Learning For Life

At Midsomer Norton Primary School we regard learning as a way of life: it presents choices, enables growth and liberates the mind. Through learning each individual grows and shapes his or her own destiny. That is why learning is central to everything that our school aims to achieve.

The vision we share is of a child leaving our school, equipped with a diversity of skills and qualities to face the challenges of a complex world. We believe that in order to develop such a range of skills and qualities, each child must possess certain essential attributes that make him, or her, a better learner. The school facilitates the development of these attributes in all children, irrespective of their differences

                                                               Our Values

We believe in ambition.

We believe in opportunity for all.

We build confidence and independence.

We believe in community.

Working for us

We strive to ensure that these values drive our school development and our everyday actions. For us, the school is a place of personal development, not just academic progress. We believe that through learning comes personal growth, not just success in the SATs, and that every child really does matter. Through our pastoral care, curriculum and broad range of opportunities we provide, we foster self-confidence, teamwork and consideration for others. We have few behaviour problems and we attribute this largely to our positive school ethos.

Attainment by the end of KS2 is high because expectations, both of children and of staff, are high. All members of the school community are valued for the part they play and have a say in the school’s development: the TAs and lunchtime supervisors meet regularly for training and discussions. The pupils themselves take on roles and responsibilities as monitors, house captains, prefects, sports captains and Champions for Change. We have supportive parents who like to help in the school, and an active Parents’ Support Group.

Staff who join our team can expect plenty of support and professional development.  In return, we expect colleagues to be ambitious for themselves, for the school and for the children.   We pride ourselves on our collaborative and innovative approaches to school development. 

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