I am immensely proud to be Headteacher of Tywardreath school, a warm, caring and vibrant school for 4-11 year olds that sits in the heart of a supportive and active village community.

Tywardreath has its own unique identity and is a truly inspirational place to learn and work. Our dedicated and talented team are committed to making learning both exciting and challenging.

We all work hard to ensure the children receive the very best education and to prepare our children not only for their next phase of education, but to equip them with the skills they need to become good citizens who really can make a difference in the world.

We have a long tradition of sporting  excellence and encourage participation and competitive sports through a range of clubs including swimming, cross-country, football, netball, athletics, rounders and Taiko drumming.

We are very fortunate to have a high-spec swimming pool on site which was built in partnership with our wonderful community. Our children swim every week throughout the year and we are also able to offer private swimming lessons after school.

We have extensive school grounds including a garden and forest-school area. We are also fortunate to have our very own school dog ‘Ralf’. Ralf is very popular with the children and brings  his own unique air of calmness.

We know that children are far more likely to succeed when staff and parents work together to support children with their learning. We therefore aim to develop a close co-operation between home and school. We offer to meet formally and informally through the year and through each phase of the children’s schooling with events such as ‘meet the teacher’, open afternoons, drop-in sessions, parent consultations as well as a myriad of community events. These community events are organised and run by our fantastic PSA and they provide the more informal opportunities to get involved with school-life.

Our Aim?

For all our children to enjoy their primary school years. To feel safe and secure and be able to develop perseverance, flexibility and independence in a wide range of skills. We will ensure that the learning they receive is appropriate to them as individuals. We strive to be an inclusive school where every child is encouraged to try their best and is given the tools to know what they need to do to get even better. We aim to develop lively inquiring minds and to help the children become confident communicators.

We want our children to be well mannered, to respect themselves, to respect others and appreciate the beauty and diversity of the world and their duty to protect it.

I hope that you will find this website useful and informative, thank you for visiting. However, if there is anything that you are unclear about or a problem occurs at any time, please do not hesitate to contact the school. A member of staff will always get back to you.

I look forward to meeting you.

Claire McColville
Headteacher