If you, a family member, or a friend have a child who is due to start school in September 2023 and you would like them to join the Reception class at Dilhorne Endowed C.E. Primary School (judged as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in 2022), then please ensure that applications are submitted online by the admissions deadline of 15th JANUARY.
To submit your application, please click here (https://ems.staffordshire.gov.uk/CitizenPortal/en)
Are you interested in training to teach?
If so, a number of local providers including, Keele and North Staffordshire Teacher Education (KNSTE); The Golden Thread Teaching School Hub; St. Joseph's College SCITT; Staffordshire University; The John Taylor SCITT; University of Derby; Teach First; The Oaks; Developing Teachers Schools and Academies (DTSA); and the Bart's Training and Support Alliance (BTSA), welcome you to join them and discuss the options available on this exciting journey.
The event will be held at Parkside School, Stafford (ST16 1TH) on Wednesday 12th October, from 4.00pm-6.00pm, with special welcome meetings at 4.30pm and 5.15pm.
For further information click here.
We join the rest of the nation, Commonwealth and wider world in mourning the remarkable Queen Elizabeth II who sadly passed away on Thursday 8th September.
Queen Elizabeth has been part of all of our lives for 70 years, and in addition to being the longest reigning monarch to have served our country, she has also provided care, strength and hope in times of worry.
Her loss leaves us all feeling sad and marks a special time in the history of our nation.
As a proud Church school, we also mourn the passing of the Head of the Church of England and a lady with such incredible Christian faith.
We remember Her Majesty with the utmost fondness, admiration, and affection and send the very best wishes, love, thoughts and prayers to King Charles III and his family.
We may feel sad that she has passed, but as a school and Trust family, we celebrate in the memories which she leaves, the example of humility which she set, and the 70 years dedicated to serving the nation she so loved.
God Bless The Queen.
Our lovely primary school has received two Outstanding gradings from Ofsted, with an overall judgement of Good.
We welcomed Ofsted to the school in May, and received a ‘Good’ judgement overall, with two elements receiving their highest grade of ‘Outstanding’.
Inspectors spent two days at our school, meeting with parents, Trustees, leaders from school and The Moorlands Primary Federation (our Multi-Academy Trust), staff and children.
The report said that ‘Behaviour and Attitudes’ are Outstanding and ‘Early Years Provision’ is also Outstanding. ‘The Quality of Education’, ‘Personal Development’ and ‘Leadership and Management’ each received a judgement of Good, which was also the overall judgement of the school.
The result represents a highly positive journey since the last report in June 2018, where the school was judged as Requiring Improvement. Since then, a new leadership structure has been embedded along with changes to the teaching team and the curriculum.
We are really proud that our pupils shone brightly!
The children are loving getting acquainted with their new outdoor gym equipment. Getting active has never been so much fun!
The thoughts of the school and TMPF family are sent to all affected by the current conflict in Ukraine.
In school, we pray for – and talk about the importance of - peace and love, and we hope that this conflict can reach a swift and safe resolution and that the communities of the different nations can live and share God’s world in harmony.
As a school, our particular thoughts and prayers are sent to the children of Ukraine and those who either remain in the country, or have become refugees and been warmly welcomed by other nations in an act of care and love. We send our love to them and their family members and friends across the world.
We pray that world leaders can work together to reunite families and help all of the innocent people impacted on by this conflict, and return happiness and safety into their lives.
We live in hope and with faith that good and peace will prevail.
A Prayer for Ukraine
God of peace and justice,
We pray for the people of Ukraine today,
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons,
We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,
That your spirit of comfort would draw near to them,
We pray for those with power over war or peace,
For wisdom, discernment and compassion
To guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear,
That you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.
Archbishop Justin Welby & Archbishop Stephen Cottrell
The deadline to apply for a place in our Reception Class for September 2022 is approaching fast.
If you want your child to be part of the Dilhorne Endowed C.E. Primary School family and begin their school adventure in our loving, Christian and caring school (and to work with our fabulous farm animals!), please click on the link below to submit your choice by 15th January 2022. If you want to find out more about our small village school, please call us on 01538 702355 (opt3), or email email@example.com
To apply for a place for your child, click
Growing in Faith and Learning.
On Thursday 11th November, Classes 2 and 3 joined with members of our local community at Dilhorne Cenotaph in a service of Remembrance. Pupils shared a poem written by one of our year 6 pupils, laid wreaths and read out the names of those brave men from Dilhorne who gave their lives.
It is with sadness that we learnt of the passing of Keith Hollins, former Headteacher and Executive Principal of The Cheadle Academy and Westwood College (amongst others), and CEO of the Staffordshire University Academies Trust.
Keith kindly offered advice and support as we formed The Moorlands Primary Federation and through his co-founding of the South Moorlands Schools Learning Community, created many positive opportunities for schools throughout our area.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.