Combined status for village school

Children at Twyford C of E School PNL-140624-110443001

Children at Twyford C of E School PNL-140624-110443001

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Children at a village school celebrated this week after learning they can now remain at the school until they are 11 years old.

Twyford C of E School has succeeded in establishing itself as a combined school, allowing children to start, aged three, in the nursery and stay on until they leave to go to secondary school.

In September the children in Year 4 will stay on and become the first Year 5 the school has had in 50 years.

Parents and staff have fought for this for several years, to give continuity to the children at the village school, whose Early Years provision was last year described by Ofsted as Outstanding.

Ofsted noted that, throughout the school, “Pupils of all abilities achieve well; many are working at levels well beyond those expected for their age.”

Headteacher Judith Foster said: “Everyone at the school is delighted and work has just started on the new purpose-built hall which will allow the children to enjoy sporting activities, productions and many other fantastic opportunities.”