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Forest CE




             "All things are possible to one who believes" Mark 9 v 23

"Small enough to care, large enough to inspire.

Valuing all God's children". 

Welcome to our Federation website. We hope you are able to navigate your way around easily. Each school has its own individual site where you will find information ranging from admissions , newsletters and events, to our school galleries and class blogs. We aim to share as much information with you as possible to keep you updated on your child's learning journey.

We are five small, vibrant, forward thinking village rural primary schools based in beautiful countryside surrounding the market town of Towcester. The three schools, Whittlebury CE Primary School, Tiffield VA Primary School and Stoke Bruerne CE Primary School  federated in 2012 and were the first Federation of three schools in Northamptonshire.   This union has enabled us to pool our strengths and experiences in the classroom, alongside leadership and governance to create a richer and better quality learning experience for all our children. This model that we have created for leadership of small schools has been replicated many times within the county.  Whittlebury, Stoke Bruerne and Tiffield Primary schools were  judged Good by Ofsted in 2013 with outstanding behaviour. In 2017 these schools remained as Good by Ofsted. In September 2016 we welcomed Gayton CE Primary into the Federation. Yardley Gobion CE Primary is the latest school to join the Federation, officially in January 2023.

We are proud to be Church of England Schools, closely affiliated with the Diocese of Peterborough. This provides us with a rich ethos embedded within Christian values which shapes the whole of school life. The heritage of the villages in which we are set is a wonderful resource for the children's exploration and education.

Our curriculum is creative, well balanced and topic based.  We want every child in our Federation to have a happy, safe and inspirational engagement with education. We are passionate that every child enjoys the best opportunities to widen their aspirations, develop and stretch their abilities whilst nurturing their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Our children are expected to do their best whilst taking pride in their education.

If you are interested in sending your child/children to one of our schools please do get in touch.  We would love to welcome you to any of the schools to view our day to day activities.

Mrs Eliza Hollis 


        Individually inspiring, together outstanding.