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On behalf of the children and staff of Rufford Primary school, I would like to warmly welcome you to our school. I joined Rufford as Headteacher in September 2022  and I am exceptionally proud of the professional learning community that we are developing.


At Rufford, our vision is: For every child, without exception, to be proud of who they are, to leave our school well-prepared for the next stage of their education and to have the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in our modern world.  Our staff are dedicated to delivering this vision every day.

We know that strong and effective partnership with parents and carers is an essential ingredient for our school.   Our aim is to foster a culture of partnership with parents and carers, with other schools within Invictus Education Trust, and with the wider community.  These partnerships will help ensure that our whole school community feel confident and secure that Rufford will go from strength to strength.  

Our Rufford Route of visits, visitors and experiences ensures our children develop their character, values and understanding of the world alongside their academic learning.  Invictus Education Trust are committed and ambitious in their support for our school and provide an excellent contribution in terms of their time and professional expertise. Our staff are a hard-working and dedicated team who are building a strong learning community; balancing high expectations with a range of systems and routines to nurture positive attitudes to learning amongst the children. We are building a culture where our children have a strong voice and know that their opinions are heard and valued.    

If you would like to learn more about our school, please, explore of our website, or call our school office to arrange a tour on 01384686717

Headteacher - Mrs Erica Tilley

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