Vision & Values

Norton Juniors is an exceptionally caring and purposeful school community where children flourish both academically and in every aspect of their personal development.


Our aim is to develop children’s attitudes so they will grow into independently thinking young adults with a life-long determination to achieve and to challenge; fully empowered to shape a better future for themselves and the whole world.

We embrace absolutely the five outcomes identified within the Every Child Matters agenda:

>Being Healthy

>Staying Safe

>Enjoying and Achieving

>Making a Positive Contribution to Society

>Achieving Economic Well Being


To achieve these outcomes for all our children, NJS will:


Offer high quality education to ensure each child fulfills his or her learning potential.

Promote those wide ranging attributes, which will nurture each child as a whole person.

Provide the opportunity to develop independence and initiative to enable each child to grow into a responsible citizen.

Develop a sense of community extending from school through to local, national and worldwide community cohesion.


At NJS, we are tremendously proud of the way our children develop into the confident, independent and caring young persons we see as they come to leave us, and this development is fully recognised in OFSTED inspections of the school:

“Pupils’ behaviour is excellent and often exemplary both around the school and in class.”  (Ofsted 2012).

“Pupils demonstrate exceptionally positive attitudes towards learning as they stay engaged on their tasks and work hard, both independently and cooperatively.”   (Ofsted 2012)

“Older pupils take responsibility for the welfare of the younger ones which acts as a great barrier to any potential bullying.”   (Ofsted 2012)

“Older pupils are remarkably mature .”  (Ofsted 2012)

“Pupils’ personal development is exceptional.” (Ofsted 2008)

“Pupils demonstrate maturity, excellent attitudes to learning, a desire to participate actively in the wider life of the school and exemplary behaviour.” (Ofsted 2008)


Perhaps you are visiting our website with a view to deciding whether to enroll your child in NJS?

Let me suggest that you base your decision on the kind of young person this school develops...

But don’t just take my word for it! Do come and visit us and take a ‘tour’ of NJS led by a couple of our Year 6 ambassadors, who will tell you all about the school – from a pupil viewpoint of course – and answer any questions you might have.

Governors, staff, our pupils and myself are confident you will be impressed.

Yours sincerely

Adrian Hayes



Read Our Ofsted Report

Department for Education Performance Tables

DMBC Pupil Admissions