"a Village Academy"

Welcome to our school!

Tatworth Primary School



Click here to access the Spring Term Calendar

School Year

Click here for term dates 2016/17

Children come back to school on:

Monday 5 September 2016

Monday 31 October 2016

Wednesday 4 January 2017

Monday 20 February 2017

Wednesday 19 April 2017

Monday 5 June 2017

The school will be closed for May Day Bank Holiday on 1 May 2017

Click here for term dates 2017/18


We prefer payments, for activities etc., to be made through our e-payment method - ParentPay. Payments may be made online (passwords and user names have been provided for existing parents and are available from the School Office), or in cash at local stores where you see the Paypoint logo. The nearest stores to the School are McColls in South Chard and Sainsbury, Emery News, CoOp and One Stop Stores in Chard.

You may use this method to pay for:

Breakfast Club

Stay and Play

After School Clubs

Lunches (including ordering universal free school meals if your child is in Reception or Years 1 or 2)

School Uniform

School Trips


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If children need to be given medicine during school time, this may only involve staff if the timing and quantity of the medicine is not critical, and providing full written instructions are given to the class teacher. Please click here to access form for completion. Children are not allowed to have medicines in their possession without the consent of the Principal. The medicines should be handed to and collected from the class teacher at the beginning and end of school. Parents may make arrangements to come to school to administer the medicines themselves, if they prefer.

Prescribed inhalers for asthma should be kept on the child or handed to the class teacher. They should be named.

Medical Services

Regular checks are made on hearing, eyesight, speech and dental welfare. You will be told when these are to take place and you may be present if you wish.

The medical services fulfil a screening role, which can often pick up minor problems which can affect a child’s performance in school. Parents are kept fully informed should there be concerns. There is close liaison between school and local medical services.

Emergency Closure of the School

It is rare to have to close the school. In adverse weather conditions this decision would most likely be taken first thing in the morning. However very occasionally, if there is a marked deterioration of weather during the day or for some other reason (eg. total failure of heating) it may be necessary to take the decision to close during the school day. Should this occur parents will be sent a text and this website will be updated at the earliest opportunity. In adverse weather conditions local radio stations will also be informed.