Tilstock CE Primary School receives a fantastic Ofsted report where parents are overwhelming positive about the school.

The school is now rated Good following the recent visit from Ofsted that took place on 26th and 27th April 2022. The inspectors were so impressed with the school, the pupils, staff and how they all engage with their community.

It is great that the school has achieved this incredible result together with the effective support from the Marches Academy Trust. Tilstock School joined the Trust in 2017 when it was on the verge of closure with only 32 children on roll. It has continued to make improvements to enhance and support the learning journeys of its pupils. As well as support from the Trust, the school is well supported by the Local Governing Body.

Funding was received recently to build two new classrooms as the pupil numbers continue to grow to the current on roll of 91 children. The enhanced outdoor space allows pupils to enjoy the opportunities to learn beyond the classroom. This includes learning outdoors, attending a wide range of clubs and also going on trips linked to the topics they are studying.

Rowena Kaminski, Headteacher comments “This is a fantastic achievement for the whole of our school community. The comments we received in our report show that the improvements we have made at Tilstock are sustained and ones that are positively impacting the lives of our pupils both within the classroom and in a wider capacity in areas like our Forest School. Our parents and carers were overwhelmingly positive about our school with many saying that the school helps their children to grow socially and emotionally as well as academically.

We will continue to work on matching pupil ability and need to ensure they make as much progress as possible whilst at our school, this will be done via assessment which we have recently implemented.

We’d welcome visits to our school if you are keen to see what this result means to us – come and see our school in action – you won’t be disappointed!

Lastly, I want to thank everyone for their support, this really is a school community achievement and one which we will enjoy celebrating together.”