Dawpool C of E Primary School

Church Inspection  shows the school to be outstanding in it's teaching of RE and it's Christian Character

Ofsted  shows the school to be Outstanding

The Dawpool News Weekly School Newsletter


Dawpool Church of England Primary School was founded by Trust Deed on 30th December 1865. Dawpool C of E Primary School It was originally located in Thurstaston Village, close to the Parish Church of St. Bartholomew.  Since 1906 it has been situated at the head of School Lane on the north eastern edge of Thurstaston Common, a setting which is not only one of the most attractive school settings on Wirral, but also one of the most unusual, because of its apparent isolation from any immediate community.

Although growing and developing over the years Dawpool Church of England School is, in many ways, still a traditional village school, a character which it proudly retains and cherishes.  It has many fine traditions, not least its concern with academic standards and its wish that the children achieve their full potential in all aspects of school and life.

The Ofsted inspection in September 2008 found the school to be outstanding in all areas, with no areas for improvement. This was also found to be the judgement from the Church School inspection by the Chester Diocesan Board of Education in October 2008.

The school provides an outstanding quality of education.

Pupils’ personal development is excellent and their

achievement is outstanding. The school has gained

the overwhelming support and approval of parents.


A typical comment reflects many letters to the inspector

and sums the school up well:

‘This is an outstanding school in which children’s educational,

physical and social needs are met. The school allows children

to find their talents and nurtures them.’

                                                                                   OFSTED Report 2008


All the staff of the school strive to create an environment where

       Christian values flourish, where there is found a sense of unity, purpose,

and mutual co-operation, and where children may know security

affection, self discipline and the joy of discovery.