Friday, December 3, 2010

Tidemill School - Governing Body's Statement

This is the full text displayed on the Tidemill School's website


For over a century, Tidemill School has served the people of Deptford, educating 
generations of local children.

Ten years ago, Tidemill was a school in special measures, failing local children. 

Over the last decade, our school has been on an incredible journey, achieving 
OFSTED "outstanding" status in 2008 and recognised by the former Secretary 
of State for Children, Schools and Families as one of Britain's top-performing 
primary schools. We are proud to provide a world-class education for children 
in one of the most deprived parts of London.

Last night (Thursday 2 December 2010), Tidemill's Governing Body took the next 

step of that journey when it was agreed that the school would apply for academy 
status. This decision was made following an extensive consultation period, which 
commenced in July, and asked parents, staff and the local community for their 

Tidemill will continue to provide a quality education for all children in Deptford

and the local area. The school remains in the state sector and there are no plans
to change its admissions criteria. Tidemill School will continue to play an active
role in the local community, alongside our neighbouring schools and local partners,
making sure that Deptford children have the best possible start in life."
- Tidemill Governing Body

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