Hindlip CE First School
Love and respect ourselves, others and God's world
Telephone: 01905 453455
Email: [email protected]

About Our School

We asked our school community what they love about our 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 20 pupils per year group.

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

Hindlip School is federated with Tibberton 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 Mr Uren, who also teaches Year 4 Maths. Both schools share a Governing Body whose shared expertise help move both schools from strength to strength.