Our school day

We teach a rich, exciting and creative curriculum which our pupils love

Early Years


At our Nursery, we believe in providing a warm, caring, and stimulating environment that encourages children to explore, learn, and grow.

Our team of experienced and qualified educators are passionate about providing a high-quality early years education that sets the foundation for future learning.


Early Years


Our Reception Class is designed for children aged 4 to 5 years old, who are entering the first year of their formal education. Our class provides a fun and stimulating environment where children can learn through play and exploration.

Children will experience play-based learning, group activities, and one-to-one support, to ensure that every child has the opportunity to learn and develop at their own pace.

Key Stage 1

Years 1 & 2

We believe that every child is unique and has the potential to achieve great things. Our dedicated and experienced staff work hard to create a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment where your child can learn, grow and thrive.

Our curriculum is designed to support the development of your child in all areas, including academic, social, emotional and physical.

Key Stage 2

Year 3 and beyond

As many of our pupils move to our link junior school, The Grange Academy, the senior team at Northfields meet with Ms Hopwood and her team regularly and, during the transition morning in June, your child will experience a ‘morning in the life’ where they can show them their learning passport, meet their new teacher and talk to some of the pupils at their new school.

For children moving to a school that isn’t the Grange Academy, we will contact them and offer the same process. Key Stage 2 starts in Year 3 and ends in Year 6.

Forest School

Aims to promote confidence, resilience, creativity, and a love of the natural world. An outdoor learning approach that provides pupils with regular opportunities to engage with nature in a safe and stimulating environment.

We encourage independent thinking

Lovely words about us

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Parents say that when they raise concerns, they are dealt with properly


Parents believe that our pupils are well behaved


Parents believe their children are safe at Northfields

Frequently asked questions

If your child attends Northfields we expect your child comes to school wearing our lovely uniform. The uniform is as follows:

  • Royal Blue Sweatshirt, Cardigan or Fleece, or children may wear a plain Royal Blue sweatshirt/cardigan/Fleece
  • Short sleeved White Polo Shirt or Shirt
  • Grey Skirt, Dress or Trousers
  • In Summer, Grey Shorts or Blue Gingham Dress

For ease in the working day and for changing for P.E. please try to find suitable clothing that the children can use themselves such as elasticated waistbands, short sleeves and zip-fasteners or Velcro.

All children should wear sensible outdoor shoes and have a pair of indoor shoes or plimsolls to change into. It is best if children at this age have shoes with Velcro or elastic fastenings for ease.

Book bags are £4.25 and are available from the school office.

  • A spare set of clothes that they’ll keep on their peg.
  • A packed lunch if they do not have school dinners.
  • A reading book and reading record they bring in a book bag.
  • A water bottle. Sugar free squash is OK, but not sugary or fizzy drinks.
  • Weather dependent: An umbrella, sun cream or sunhat.
  • Birthday treats if they wish to share with their friends on or around their birthday. Please remember we are a nut free school, so be mindful of this.

If your child has an accident at infant school, we make sure they receive any necessary medical attention. We have a first aid kit on hand, and there is always a designated first aid person who can assess and treat the injury.

You will be notified by the school of the incident and provided with information about what happened and any treatment your child received. We have a standard protocol for dealing with accidents, and you can ask for a copy of this if you have concerns or questions.

If you’re worried about your child’s progress, there are several steps you can take to address your concerns:

  1. Talk to your child’s teacher: Schedule a meeting with your child’s teacher to discuss your concerns. Ask about your child’s academic progress, behaviour, and any areas where they may be struggling. You can also ask for suggestions on how to help your child at home.
  2. Observe your child: Spend time observing your child’s behaviour at home. Take note of any changes in behaviour, performance, or attitude. You can also ask your child questions about their day to get a better understanding of what’s going on at school.
  3. Seek professional help: If you feel your child needs extra support, consider seeking help from a professional. This could include our SENCo or your GP. They can help identify any learning challenges or behavioural issues and provide strategies to address them.
  4. Create a plan: Based on the information you’ve gathered, create a plan to help your child. This may include setting goals, developing a study schedule, or finding additional resources to support their learning.

Remember, every child is unique and learns differently. Be patient and supportive, and communicate regularly with your child’s teacher to ensure you’re working together to support your child’s progress.