‘Pupils at Tavernspite School achieve EXCELLENT standards’. ESTYN, the Inspectorate for Wales

‘The quality of care, support and guidance is EXCELLENT’. ESTYN, the Inspectorate for Wales


‘The school’s commitment to using the outdoors to improve pupils’ learning and wellbeing is outstanding.’ ESTYN, the Inspectorate for Wales

‘The federation’s leadership team have a powerful vision.’ ESTYN, the Inspectorate for Wales

‘Being at Tavernspite School has been the best experience ever. Everyone is so friendly and makes you feel happy also the teaching is incredible.’ Year four pupil

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Welcome to our school website and thank you for taking the time to find out what our school is all about. We recognise that choosing the right school for your children to attend is one of the most important decisions parents can make and we are here to help you in every way that we can.

Tavernspite School has a reputation for being one of the best schools in Pembrokeshire and beyond, enjoying enormous success over the years. Tavernspite School is ‘a Green’ school, the highest rating in the Welsh Government school categorisation model. It has been judged as ‘excellent’ and ‘sector leading’ by Estyn, the Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales and is often used to host learning visits from other education practitioners to share best practice.

Since September 2015, the school has been federated with nearby Templeton School. The leadership team run both schools and although the schools have maintained their own identities, they are managed and led in very similar ways. The federation arrangement has been very successful and we were delighted to be selected by Estyn, as a best practice case study for a successful federation.

The school has consistently demonstrated very high standards of pupils’ work, range of opportunities, behaviour and wellbeing and as a result demand for places at the school is very high.

The pupils are our greatest pride and we believe that each child is special and has talents and a unique personality to bring to the school.

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The children are the reason we are here and we do our utmost to make sure that their education is incredibly special, memorable and enjoyable. We are very grateful that so many families choose Tavernspite School for their children as their time is filled with great joy, learning and fun. The children are always the true stars of the school; they are great fun to be with and we feel truly blessed to be able to spend our working days with them.

Our close relationships with the parents and families is a great strength of the school. We could not achieve the success that we do without their unending support and we are very grateful to them. I am committed to making parents feel that they are very much part of school life. I really appreciate how well parents have embraced the idea, that it is their school as well as ours.

We are very blessed to have such committed and dedicated staff who always put the children first and go that extra mile on a daily basis to make sure the children have the best education. Their excellent work and wonderful pastoral support is frequently recognised and praised by visitors to our schools.

We encourage our children to be fit, strong and healthy with an enthusiasm for sport, music, the outdoors and for achieving their potential. It is a school of which I am very proud and privileged to be involved with.

In fact, everyone involved seems to be very proud of our wonderful school, the very heart of its community. We are certain that you will greatly enjoy your association with Tavernspite School and feel our pride too.

We hope you enjoy visiting our school website!


Key Dates

April 2024

Staff training day

Monday 8th April

Children return to school after Easter holiday

Tuesday 9th April

“Burns by Your Side” non-uniform fundraiser

Friday 26th April

May 2024

Year 6 Leavers’ Photographs

Thursday 2nd May

Colour Run Event at Tavernspite School (FoTS)

Friday 17th May (after school)

Class/Group/Team Photographs

Tuesday 21st May

Half Term Week

Monday 27th to Friday 31st May

June 2024

Staff Training Day

Monday 3rd June

Children return to school after Half Term break

Tuesday 4th June

Year 5 Residential to the Urdd Centre in Cardiff

Wednesday 5th to Friday 7th June

Sports Days

Monday 10th June: Year 1 & 2 (am), EY (pm)

Tues 11th June: Yrs 3&4 (am), Yrs 5&6 (pm)

Year 6 trip to Skomer Island

Thursday 13th June

July 2024

Festival on the Field

Saturday 6th July

Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly

Last Day of Term

Friday 19th July

(The Autumn Term begins for pupils on Tuesday 3rd September 2024).)