About Our School

Tibberton CE VC First School

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We are a small Church of England Voluntary Controlled First School. This means we take children from reception to year 4. We have a single form intake every year, with 15 pupils per year group, and mixed age classes.

We have strong links with our local parish church community - The Church of St. Peter-ad-Vincula, as well as with St. Michaels and All Angels Church in Salwarpe and Fernhill Heath Baptist Church through our school federation.

These links include: 

Visits to the school by local clergy e.g. to take collective worship; involvement in the governance of the school, with Revd Laura Handy and Minister Jeff Porter acting as two of our foundation governors; school services held in conjunction with the church throughout the year. The school is also advised, supported and inspected by the local Diocesan Board of Education.

What does 'Voluntary Controlled' mean?

The school is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled First School. As such it owes its origin to the Church although since the 1944 Education Act it is the Local Authority that has been responsible for meeting the costs of the upkeep, repairs and conduct of the school.

The Local Authority also organises admission to the school. Membership of the Church of England is not a criterion for admission.

The school's voluntary status is reflected in the composition of the Governing Body which has foundation governors elected in consultation with the P.C.C. Tibberton CE First School is federated with Hindlip CE First School. This means we share an Executive Headteacher who works in both schools. Day to day the school is run by our Head of School Mrs Jordan, who is also a teacher in Middle Unit, our Y1/2 class.

Both schools share a Governing Body whose shared expertise helps move both schools from strength to strength.

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