Deptford says no to Tidemill becoming an academy

Governor’s Decision 2nd Dec 2010

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This is the full text displayed on the Tidemill School’s website

Friday 03 December 2010
For over a century, Tidemill School has served the people of Deptford, educating
generations of local children. Ten years ago, Tidemill was a school in special measures, failing local children.
Over the last decade, our school has been on an incredible journey, achieving
OFSTED “outstanding” status in 2008 and recognised by the former Secretary
of State for Children, Schools and Families as one of Britain’s top-performing
primary schools. We are proud to provide a world-class education for children
in one of the most deprived parts of London.

Last night (Thursday 2 December 2010), Tidemill’s Governing Body took the next
step of that journey when it was agreed that the school would apply for academy
status. This decision was made following an extensive consultation period, which
commenced in July, and asked parents, staff and the local community for their

Tidemill will continue to provide a quality education for all children in Deptford
and the local area. The school remains in the state sector and there are no plans
to change its admissions criteria. Tidemill School will continue to play an active
role in the local community, alongside our neighbouring schools and local partners,
making sure that Deptford children have the best possible start in life.

– Tidemill Governing Body

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