Our School Context
Success for Tirlebrook is based on our shared vision "Tirlebrook Explore. Enjoy. Excel. Together", with a focus on life skills needed for all pupils to lead happy, responsible lives. The school has a welcoming, friendly ethos and values good behaviour and a rich, vibrant learning environment. We are committed to working together with the community and work hard to maintain the school’s family atmosphere, developing methods of communication to ensure the continued effectiveness of the school. Our core curriculum drivers are: Positive Attitude; Environment; Creativity and Community. We are developing a themed, creative curriculum for our topic work, including providing opportunities to enhance learning for all our children with visits and visitors. We continue to develop our working environment for all learners and have worked hard to develop consistency across our school.
Tirlebrook Primary School has increasing numbers of children with 205 on roll this year. We have worked hard to improve communication with parents. A survey/ questionnaire in Autumn term showed that parents are very positive about our school. We receive many enquiries about places and some transfers into other year groups. We are very proud of the environment and provision we have created and are pleased that children enjoy coming to school.
We have a collaborative, hard working and welcoming staff team with a wide range of skills and interests. Teaching staff are well supported by experienced teaching assistants. Since September 2012 we have been running seven classes; one for each year group and in 2017 opened our own governor run nursery class.
At Tirlebrook we offer a wide range of opportunities for our pupils to further enrich their learning. Extra-curricular opportunities include a large number of after-school clubs such as, dance, cookery, sports and art activities. There are performance opportunities with productions performed to audiences including parents, other pupils and local invited guests. We also run themed weeks throughout the year, go on visits and invite visitors in, make use of our outdoor learning environment, go on residential trips and offer opportunities to learn musical instruments.
Tirlebrook Primary School is situated in a pleasant residential area on the outskirts of Tewkesbury. At present there are 205 children on roll. The school opened in 1971 and there are 7 classes, a library, large hall and an ICT suite. A new classroom for our Reception class was purpose built in 2011-2012 and opened in September 2012. The school predominantly receives children from the Newtown area although children attend from other parts of Tewkesbury. Tirlebrook is a modern building with individual classrooms that were fully refurbished in 2007. It is set in lovely grounds with three playgrounds, a large playing field, a tyre park, an outdoor gym and an allotment area. A wildlife 'Woodland Workshop' forest area has been developed and we have planted an orchard in our school grounds. We have also created a spiritual garden.
At Tirlebrook Primary School we value strong relationships with governors, parents and the community to support the children’s learning and personal development. We are committed to maintaining and developing these partnerships.
In 2010 Tirlebrook gained the International School Award; in 2018, our school was accredited with the Healthy Living and Learning Schools Award for 2018 -2021. In 2012 we also gained the Bronze Eco-School Award. We were part of the Get Set for the Olympics Programme from 2011-2012. In July 2014 we achieved the School Games Silver Award in recognition of the wide range of sporting opportunities on offer at our school and in 2015 we went on to achieve the School Games Gold Award. This Gold Award was achieved again in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Since September 2014 we have held the Star Award for our Code Club (one of only a few primary schools across the country to do so). In 2015 we also achieved Silver and Gold Tree Awards from the Woodland Trust. In 2016 we achieved the quality standard for the Achievement for All programme.
The school was graded good for a subject specific R.E. inspection in 2011. In March 2019 an Ofsted inspection graded our school as Good overall.