Church links

As a Church of England School, founded in the 1890’s, we are proud of our Church links.  Church Schools play a significant role in the educational landscape of the United Kingdom.

Tibberton First School – School photo c.1897

At Tibberton CE First School we deeply value the spiritual dimension brought within the traditions of the Church of England, the strength of our RE curriculum, the high quality of our educational offer, the ethos and character of values deeply rooted in Christian values, our historical legacy of mass education and of course our strong community ties.

These strong links are maintained with our local parish church community at Tibberton Church, The Church of St. Peter-ad-Vincula and with the benefice of Bowbrook.

Follow the above link to see upcoming services and more information about Tibberton Church.

Spring 2024 - Two of our pupils meeting our new Rector, the Reverend Richard Sandland, at his Service of Institution by The Right Reverend Martin Gorick, Bishop of Dudley and The Venerable Mark Badger, Archdeacon of Worcester.

There is a wide variety of worship at Tibberton Church that follows a monthly pattern. They would be delighted to see you at any acts of worship. The Church is family friendly and has an area for the children to draw and play during services.

  • First Sunday - Morning Service – 10:30am - A service of Morning Prayer focused on the word of God.
  • Second Sunday - Holy Communion – 10:30am - Join us as we celebrate the Eucharist followed by tea, coffee and fellowship.
  • Third Sunday - Open Service – 10:30am - A service of varied styles with a more informal nature.
  • Fourth Sunday - Holy Communion – 10:30am - Join us as we celebrate the Eucharist followed by tea, coffee and fellowship.
  • Fifth Sundays - Group Holy Communion – 10:30am – Please note- If there is a 5th Sunday it will be a group event at a selected Church within the Bowbrook group. Keep your eye on the events page or the Bowbrook News magazine for detail.

We also share links with St. Michaels and All Angels Church in Salwarpe and Fernhill Heath Baptist Church. Follow the links to find out more.

Fernhill Heath Baptist Church has Sunday Services with Morning Worship at 11.00 am
with a programme for children.

Salwarpe Church service information can be found here: service-details | SHMH CHURCHES

Visits to the school by local clergy are central to school life. E.g. to take collective worship; involvement in the governance of the school, with Revd Laura Handy and Minister Jeff Porter acting as two of our foundation governors; with school services held in conjunction with the church throughout the year. We have recently welcomed our new Rector, Reverend Richard Sandland, to our community and are very excited to be working together.

Church Easter Service 2023








Church Harvest Festival 2024

The school is also advised, supported and inspected by the local Worcester Diocesan Board of Education. This team support 100 church schools in the Diocese, which covers Dudley and Worcestershire Local Authorities. Education Team - Diocese of Worcester (

Their aims are:

  • Support, promote and oversee the work of those working with children and young people.
  • Enable children and young people to develop spiritually.
  • Enable the participation of children and young people in the mission and growth of the Church.
  • Enable the faith development of children and young people within the Church.
  • Strengthen links between parishes and educational establishments.
  • Support those engaged in education in their vision and their delivery of R.E., Worship, and Spiritual, Social, Cultural and Moral Development.
  • Support the leadership and management of Church Schools.
  • Promote partnership within the diocese, including other Boards, and to serve those who are not yet the Church's members.
  • Work in partnership with other relevant agencies.


National Church oversite


The Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) is the Church of England and Methodist Church’s outworking of the requirements of section 48 of the Education Act 2005. It is a key element of the life of all Church of England and Methodist schools in England.

SIAMS explores ways in which each school’s theologically rooted Christian vision drives its work and enables the school to live up to its foundation as a Church school. It does so by seeking to answer six or (in the case of Voluntary Aided schools) seven Inspection Questions (IQs).

  • IQ1: How does the school’s theologically rooted Christian vision enable pupils and adults to flourish?
  • IQ2:How does the curriculum reflect the school’s theologically rooted Christian vision?
  • IQ3:How is collective worship enabling pupils and adults to flourish spiritually?
  • IQ4: How does the school’s theologically rooted Christian vision create a culture in which pupils and adults are treated well?
  • IQ5:How does the school’s theologically rooted Christian vision create an active culture of justice and responsibility?
  • IQ6:Is the religious education curriculum effective (with reference to the expectations set out in the Church of England’s Statement of Entitlement for Religious Education)?
  • IQ7: What is the quality of religious education in voluntary aided and former voluntary aided schools, and in former voluntary controlled schools in which denominational religious education is taught?

SIAMS inspection focuses on the impact of the Church school's Christian vision on pupils and adults. This involves looking at the school’s Christian vision, the provision the school makes because of this vision and how effective this provision is in enabling all pupils to flourish. Church schools will employ a variety of strategies and styles appropriate to, and reflective of, their particular context in order to be distinctively and effectively Christian in their character and ethos. SIAMS inspectors therefore do not look for a set template of what a Church school should be like, but rather take the particular context of the school into account and base their evaluation on the outcomes rather than the process.

We were proud to receive the highest SIAMS inspection grading of EXCELLENT at Tibberton School.

Click here to see our most recent Church inspection: Tibberton Church of England SIAMS Inspection Report

Picture8In partnership with Fernhill Heath Baptist Church we also share links with Emmanuel Cathedral, Arua, Uganda. This district supports lots of nursery schools, primary schools and a teacher training college in the area of Emmanuel Cathedral.

Click here to find out more: Fernhill Heath Baptist Ugandan Partnership


It was a pleasure to welcome our Ugandan visitors into our School in Summer 2023. We shared songs and worship and lots of ideas for the Ugandan teachers and teacher trainers to take back to Uganda.


Through our Foundation Governor Mrs Dickens, the Bowbrook Churches and the Diocese of Worcester, we also have links with Mission Morogoro, Tanzania.



Mission Morogoro is a small charity which is dedicated to promoting the health and economic well-being of those living in poverty within the rural villages of Tunguli and Msamvu, and surrounding hamlets. The aim of their fund raising is to benefit the more than 4,000 inhabitants through projects focused on health, water, sanitation, education and agriculture. Everything they do as a charity is for humanitarian reasons and for the benefit of every individual in the community, without exception.