Welcome to Tidemill Academy. We hope our website will give you a flavour of our wonderful school. Tidemill is a successful, innovative and happy school where children come first. We are a two-form entry mainstream primary school with a Nursery. Additionally, we have a Speech and Language Resource Base, which serves children from across Lewisham with a developmental language disorder (DLD) as a primary need. With the inclusion of our Nursery, we have the capacity for approximately 480 children.
We aim to give our pupils an excellent education to ensure they have the best possible life chances and develop a love of learning. We recognise that this means focussing on the whole child to ensure that each and every pupil fulfils their potential. We have a highly creative approach to teaching and learning to ensure that pupils are motivated and challenged, enabling them to make excellent progress in both the core subjects and the wider curriculum. Our engaging, rich and diverse curriculum ensures learning is brought to life for the children. Through Tidemill’s skills and attitudes, which we teach across the curriculum, we foster a positive and resilient approach towards learning and life.
We know that strong links between school and home give children the highest chance of success. Therefore, there are many opportunities for parents and carers to get involved in their children’s education, including ‘Stay and Play’, Inspire workshops and other family learning experiences.
With our passion for professional development of staff, and our role as lead school in initial teacher training for REAch2, we have an excellent professional development programme for staff. This ensures pupils are supported by a team of talented and dedicated staff who have a very positive impact on pupil achievement and well-being.
All of this in a school building with superb facilities means that we are well positioned to equip our pupils with the skills, knowledge and experiences to be successful and responsible citizens in the 21st century.
The best way to appreciate our diverse and inclusive school is to experience it for yourself. If you are a prospective parent or member of the team, please feel free to contact the office to arrange a scheduled visit. If you are a parent and require a paper copy of any of the information on our website, please contact the Office Manager.