Ofsted say we are GOOD with OUTSTANDING features Ofsted say we are GOOD with OUTSTANDING features Ofsted say we are GOOD with OUTSTANDING features


Ofsted say we are GOOD with OUTSTANDING features

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!

Staying healthy and active! Staying healthy and active! Staying healthy and active! Staying healthy and active!


Staying healthy and active!

The children are loving getting acquainted with their new outdoor gym equipment.  Getting active has never been so much fun!

Peace and Friendship.


Peace and Friendship.

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.

God Bless.


A Prayer for Ukraine.


A Prayer for Ukraine.

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

Deadline for Reception Class Application is Near!


Deadline for Reception Class Application is Near!

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

To apply for a place for your child, click

Growing in Faith and Learning.

"We Will Remember Them" "We Will Remember Them" "We Will Remember Them"


"We Will Remember Them"

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.

Keith Hollins


Keith Hollins

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.

New Smiles for the New School Year


New Smiles for the New School Year

We are happy to start the new school year with some new smiles!

Although we were sad to see some of our pupils leave us in the summer and head off for new adventures, we are happy to welcome our new superstars, who have joined all of the other superstars here at Dilhorne Endowed C.E. Primary.

Fun at the Fayre Fun at the Fayre


Fun at the Fayre

We were delighted to welcome members of the community and Parish to our Autumn Fayre and Open Day.

Organised by the wonderful PTFA, the fayre offered opportunities for visitors to meet the school team, take-in some refreshments, show-off their dogs, and enjoy a range of entertainment. One stall even had to re-stock as sales were so high!

Blythe Bridge High School & Sixth Form provided a dance performance and local singer, Becki Jones performed solo and also alongside some of the children. The event featured the popular ‘Dilhorne Endowed C.E. Primary Dog Show’ which offered six classes, a ‘doggy derby’ and also an award for ‘Best in Show’. Fulford & District Community First Responders attended with their specially-fitted vehicle and demonstrated first aid: something they hope to offer to the children in school in the future.

Our school animals (including goats, ducks, chickens and two piglets) also welcomed the visitors!

Come and Join our Fayre Come and Join our Fayre


Come and Join our Fayre

On Saturday 25th September, we are welcoming friends, members of the community, and those wishing to find out more about our school, to join us for our 'Autumn Fayre and Open Day' from 11.00am-3.00pm.

The day will be fun-filled and exciting with many stalls, special guests, entertainment and refreshments, and you are most warmly welcome. Those thinking about which school to choose for your child can also meet with the staff to talk about life at Dilhorne Endowed C.E. Primary.

...and, as we are a farm school, you can come and meet our animals too!