Norton is a small village in Hertfordshire, one of the three original villages which were absorbed into Letchworth Garden City. The village is known to have existed since the early 11th Century and the church of St. Nicholas in Norton dates back to 1119.
Norton St. Nicholas CofE (VA) Primary School opened in 1873. It was built on the Norton Village Green. The school was established by the Wright Foundation following the request, in the last will, of Edward Wright in 1812 to ‘…teach twelve poor children of the said parish, to read and spell, and to repeat the Church of England’s Catechism, and the girls to sew and knit…’
The school has been extended during its history; extensions in the 1950s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s have extended the school, from a single class of pupils to a thriving and popular one form entry primary school with an on-site nursery.