Norton Pre-school and Toddler Groups

Norton Pre-school is an Ofsted registered establishment catering for children aged from 2 to 5 years of age. They offer a safe and happy learning environment with experienced and highly qualified staff. For more information see:

Sadly, as Norton Village Hall is so cold during the winter months, there is no Toddler Group in Norton. The nearest is at Tostock Village hall. It is well run and welcoming. Or Pakenham Village Hall on Fridays 9.30-11.30.

Norton Primary

Norton Primary Children

According to OFSTED, Norton CEVC Primary School is outstanding, the environment is an attractive place for both learning and recreation, accommodating four spacious classrooms, hall, library and office space.  Outside, the school has an excellent newly refurbished play area and a large school field.  There is an outside classroom for quiet reflection, a sensory garden with seating area, raised beds for gardening and a low climbing wall to traverse. Click on this link to see the work the school is doing:

Extracts from Ofsted Inspection

Norton Church of England Primary is an outstanding school. Pupils achieve well, are extremely happy and enjoy their learning because of the highly positive relationships, very sensitive pastoral care and an excellent curriculum.

From starting points in line with those expected, the vast majority of pupils reach levels of attainment well above that expected of them by the time they leave.

Teaching is good and sometimes outstanding because teachers make lessons interesting and challenging by using resources that bring learning alive and build knowledge in small and well-chosen steps.

The school has an exciting curriculum which is helping to speed up progress and engage pupils.

The very capable headteacher ensures self-evaluation arrangements, including the regular monitoring of pupils' performance, are well established and have a beneficial effect because they are extremely accurate.

Update on how the School is doing this term:

Read more: Norton Primary

Ixworth Middle School

Ixworth Middle School is for 9-13 year olds. It is 4 miles from Norton and pupils may travel to the school by bus. For more information see:

Many middle schools are threatened with closure with the government policy to move from the three tier to the two system of education. In an effort to prevent this and the resulting redundancies of the teachers, Ixworth Middle School considering it's future. See the latest news that parents are meeting Micheal Grove, Education Secretary to convert Ixworth or Stanton into a Free School:

Thurston College


Thurston Community College is a thriving, mixed comprehensive school for 13-18 year olds, situated 2.5 miles from Norton. It is a Specialist Science College with around 170 staff and is justifiably proud of the 'Outstanding' given in it's Ofsted report. There are more than 1,400 students making it the biggest school in West Suffolk and has one of the largest Sixth Forms in the county.  The Sixth Form has a designated centre along with an extensive curriculum to attract large number of students from Thurston Community College and other local schools. For further information see:


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