Saint Nicholas himself was a man of great faith who spent his life showing practical love to the most needy in his community. Obeying Jesus' words to "sell what you own and give the money to the poor," Nicholas used his life to assist the needy, the sick, and the suffering. He dedicated his life to serving God and was made Bishop of Myra while still a young man. Bishop Nicholas became known throughout the land for his generosity to those in need and his love for children.
First built in 1873, Norton St Nicholas School has been serving its local community for over 150 years. In 1873, Norton was a small farming community and the early visionaries for a school in the community – much like Saint Nicholas himself – had a passion for the poor of the parish, who did not previously have an opportunity to receive a school education, to attend school and to learn about God and his love for all.
Nearly 2000 years after the life of Saint Nicholas and over 150 years on from the foundation of Norton St Nicholas School, we recognise that we are here to serve our current local community. We seek to do this – with a continued heart for those most in need – through an excellent education and the opportunity to learn about and experience God’s love for all.