Our Setting Tibberton C.E. Primary School is a thriving village school catering for the educational needs of children from rising five up to eleven years of age. It stands in the centre of the village and shares large playing fields with the community. The school opened in the present building in 1971, when Sambrook and Tibberton schools were amalgamated into one school. The accommodation consists of five classrooms and a central school hall which is equipped with P.E. equipment and serves as a gymnasium and dining room, as well as the assembly and function hall. The school has recently benefitted from further extensions, new heating systems and extensive renovations. In 2021, we were also honoured to receive funding from a private benefactor to build an Outdoor Innovation Centre (OIC) to enhance our pupils learning within the subjects of science and design and technology. The building benefits from renewable energy and promotes environmentally sustainable futures for our children. To the side and rear of the school building we have extensive outside play areas to explore. We have marked out playgrounds, picnic areas, gardens and canopied areas too. In addition to our enclosed areas, we also have use of the extensive playing field beyond the school’s boundary. Parking & our Safe School Zone In discussion with other parents and local residents, the whole of Maslan Crescent has been designated a safe school zone. Residents’ parking bays have been relined to establish clear parking spaces and parents may use these if this is only for a short time at the start and end of the school day. Please do not remain in these spaces for an extended period of time, as they belong to the residents. If there is nowhere else, you may park briefly in Maslan Crescent, but please do not obstruct residents’ drives or park too close to the school crossing as this reduces visibility. There is no parking in the short approach road to the school car park, and the school car park itself is out of bounds, as pupils are particularly vulnerable in these areas. Please see the school office to request the use of a parking space for a disabled child or any other significant reason. A voluntary one-way system operates successfully around Maslan Crescent at the start and end of the school day – in at the Sutherland Arms end and out at the red phone box end.