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Welcome to Tatworth Primary School - "a Village Academy".

We are a very popular village primary school situated in new buildings completed in 2001. The School is in the middle of Tatworth, two miles south of Chard, in the south of Somerset. We have about 210 children aged 4 – 11 who are taught in 7 classes, one class for each year group.

Tatworth Primary School provides the opportunities and challenges for all children to achieve their personal best academically and socially and to develop confidence in themselves and respect for others in a secure, learning environment.

We are a busy and successful school that converted to ‘a Village Academy’ on 1 August 2011. This means that we receive our money direct from Central Government and are no longer part of Somerset County Council. We enjoy an excellent reputation locally amongst the community we seek to serve.

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THE GUILDHALL, Chard, was packed to capacity on a blistering Saturday afternoon in July [ed: 2014]. The air of anticipation sent excited ripples through the audience as the band members took up their positions and Mr. Knight, the head teacher, took centre stage to open the show. This was to be the last performance produced and directed by him before he retires from Tatworth and teaching and was a bittersweet moment. He is held in such high regard by his staff and pupils and parents, past and present. This was his swan song and the children didn’t let him down.

The story is based on present day children being bored with ‘doing’ Dickens yet again, but they are miraculously transposed into the 19th century and have to cope with life at a Victorian boarding school with horrible results!
A cast of 100 children aged from seven to eleven filled the Guildhall with twelve songs threaded through with dialogue. The ‘characters’ were portrayed with panache and the whole flowed effortlessly through the great script to a rousing conclusion. (The libretto and music is by Simon May who was in the audience). There were to have been two former pupils, to take the parts of Mr. & Mrs. Squeers, but pupil Steffan Jones the understudy for Mr Squeers played the part so well, and Liverpool University drama student, Fia Harrington as Mrs Squeers, enhanced the performance and inspired the young thespians to great achievements.

The ‘Ofsted Inspector’ -Coltrane Rogers– ended the performance by calling Mr Knight onto the stage for a tribute by the children. Simon May and David Laws, MP also made accolades.

Congratulations to Tatworth Primary School, to the pupils, parents, and teachers, support staff and governors. Thanks for the memories!
Daphne Carslake

Our Latest Podcast

Click here to listen to our latest podcast: Podcast March 2013

School Orchestra: Listen Now

Please listen to our School Orchestra as they sing John Rutter’s lovely music to ‘Deep Peace’.

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This was performed at the Chard Area Concert and at the ‘Music for Youth’ Regional Festival in Taunton in March last year. Music is one of the many strengths of our School.