Federation of Eppleby Forcett
Church of England (VC)
Church of England (VC)
The school in Middleton Tyas is part of the Federation of Eppleby Forcett and Middleton Tyas Church of England Primary Schools. The school was founded in 1862 and is part of the family of church schools within the Diocese of Leeds.
The school serves the villages of Middleton Tyas, Moulton, Aldbrough St. John and Stanwick-St-John and also attracts pupils from outside the catchment area. Over the years pupil numbers have grown to about 178 children. In response to the demand for places, a new building was opened in 2004 by William (now Lord) Hague who at the time was our MP and the Foreign Secretary. We are very proud of our beautiful, purpose built primary school with hall, library and six classrooms. In a rural setting, we have a large playing field together with a playground and floodlit multi use games area which consists of two tennis courts or two five-a-side football pitches and is available for the local community to use along with a changing facility. The building provides a modern, well equipped learning environment within an attractive village setting. The average class size is about twenty-five and children participate in a wide range of sporting and after school activities.
The Federation was created in 2014 and today the school at Eppleby Forcett accommodates an Early Years facility for children in the Pre School from the age of two years together with the Reception class. All year 1 to year 6 children are taught at Middleton Tyas.
The school has links with the local community and in particular with St Michael and All Angels Church who run the very popular St Michael’s Club at the school. Worldwide links have developed with schools in Kenya and The Gambia with teachers visiting both countries and their teachers coming here.
The school is supported by an enthusiastic Parent Teacher Association which has raised valuable funds to enhance the learning environment for the children, including an outdoor classroom.
The Federation is led by Executive Head Mrs Maxine Price and a team of dedicated Governors who support all aspects of school life.
The school was inspected by Ofsted in July 2014 and it was deemed to be a good school. At the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) in January 2015, the Inspectors commented: “The ethos of Middleton Tyas School is driven by a wholehearted commitment to a clear set of Christian and moral values that are applied to every aspect of school life and work.”
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