Tipton school rated ‘outstanding’ by church inspector

Pupils of Tipton St John CofE Primary School with their certificate presented by The Arch Deacon of

Pupils of Tipton St John CofE Primary School with their certificate presented by The Arch Deacon of Exeter Christopher Futcher to celebrate the successful outcome of its recent Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools when it was judged to be outstanding. Photo by Terry Ife ref shv 7295-05-13TI - Credit: Archant

The Archdeacon of Exeter came to Tipton this week to present pupils with an outstanding Church School Inspection certificate.

The school was rated as ‘outstanding’ by the National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools in all the categories it was judged on.

The Venerable Christopher Futcher was on hand to hand over a certificate to the school to celebrate the achievement.

A report from the inspector praised the creation of its new logo this past year by pupils, adding: “As a consequence, the whole school community have developed a shared understanding of the Christian character.”

It also said effectiveness of the religious education is ‘consistently outstanding’, and praised the effectiveness of the leadership and management of the school as a church school.


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Headteacher Michael Tuckett said the school was very pleased with the rating.

He said: “We recognise that it has taken the combined efforts of the church, governors, children, parents and staff over a number of years to create a school that is a place where all are welcome and valued.”

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