WELCOME TO OUR SCHOOL!
Welcome to our school, which is a warm, safe and creative place to learn. We are extremely proud of the family atmosphere we have created and enjoy working in partnership with parents and carers to guarantee the best possible outcomes for our pupils. We hold regular family afternoons, when parents, carers and other family members are invited into school to see what the children have been working on and to share in their learning. Our school is a central part of the local rural community, but we are also dedicated to ensuring our children develop a knowledge and appreciation of the global community and the diversity of cultures around the world.
The children are taught in mixed-age classes by our skilled and devoted staff, who ensure that the full National Curriculum is taught and brought to life in a fun way that engages children and also challenges and deepens their understanding. We encourage the children to take ownership of their learning which allows them to maximise their full potential. We are very proud of our school environment, those working within it and the high academic standards our children achieve, while recognising that it is just as important that they develop their skills and talents in art, music and sport. In partnership with families, we endeavour to help them become happy, secure, confident and successful young people with a love of learning, who believe in themselves and are caring and thoughtful in their relationships with others.
Who was Edward Richardson?
An extract from Edward Richardson's will dated and signed 10 May 1714 (courtesy of Dr Richard Harper-Smith, 'Paupers, Priests and People of Tetford', published by R. Harper Smith, 2001):
(To) my daughter-in-law, Frances Overton, the wife of Edward Overton, and to her heirs, for ever, all that my Water Mill with the Kiln, House, Mill and appurtenances belonging, situate, lying and being in Tetford in the said County of Lincoln. Also, all that close of pasture adjoining all which now are in the tenure and occupation of John Hilton or assigns.
To my wife Helen, for the term of her natural life, all that cottage or tenement with the lands and contents in Tetford and now in the tenure of Thomas Pool. After her decease I give the same to the Minister and Churchwardens of Tetford and their successors for ever, towards teaching the Poors Children, of Tetford and Salmonby whose parents do not farm a tenement of above £4 per annum, to read English and to knit and spin. Only my will and desire is that the children of whose parents shall inhabit in the House and lands belonging to the Water Mill shall be taught gratis.
And I do hereby order, the Minister and Churchwardens and their successors for ever shall from time to time chose a convenient and fit and proper School Dame to be placed in the said House to teach the children to read English and to knit and spin and be instructed in the Church Catechism and the Christian religion. If they do not consider does job properly they shall replace with a new teacher.