Woodlands Federation

The Woodlands Federation

Talbot First School

We form the The Woodlands Federation with St Peter’s CE (VC) First School


First School

Woodlands Federation

The Square, Marchington, Staffordshire, ST14 8LH


01283 820252


Interim Headteacher’s Welcome Message

On behalf of the children, staff, Governors and myself, it gives me great pleasure to warmly welcome you to The Woodlands Federation school website.

The website is a vital tool in communicating with Parents, Carers and visitors as well as providing information about the various policies, practice and procedures in our school. It has been designed to give you a taste of our school, but to find out more, please contact the school.

We are a Federation of two delightfully small schools – St. Peter’s C of E First School and Talbot First School. We are extremely proud of our children and staff and the positive, happy atmosphere that they create. It is important to us that we provide academic vigour within a supportive and inviting environment where children develop a thirst for learning, feel safe and make a positive contribution, whilst developing a lively and enquiring mind.

Success is celebrated in the knowledge that this will encourage greater achievement in the future. I know as parents, we want our children to be happy, secure and have the best possible start to their education. At The Woodlands Federation, we want exactly the same for all the children in our care and we strive to provide a stimulating and exciting environment that fosters high expectations and aspirations.

Our schools are caring, nurturing places to be where the children are warmly received and encouraged throughout their learning journey with us, to aim high and to believe in their own ability.

We firmly believe that the most successful way to achieve the best possible outcomes for all our children is when school and home works in partnership together. We are always delighted to talk to you about any aspect of your child’s learning or school life and welcome your comments and views.

Together we can make it happen.


With best wishes,

Jonathan Farrington

Welcome to our school:

Talbot First School is situated within Staffordshire Local Authority. It forms part of The Woodlands Federation together with St Peter’s CoE (VC), Marchington.


At Talbot First School we offer provision for nursery pupils from the age of 3 up to children aged 9 years in Year 4. We offer before and after school care, small class sizes, Forest School sessions and are proud to say that we are in a beautiful rural area with fantastic outdoor grounds.  


We are closely linked with our sister school St Peter's CoE (VC) First School in Marchington and together we form The Woodlands Federation.

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