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


Headteacher's Welcome:

Thank you so much for your interest in finding out more about our schools in The Woodland’s Federation.

The Woodland’s Federation was founded in 2014 and is comprised of two small rural first schools- Talbot First School, Kingstone and St Peter’s (VC) C of E First School, Marchington.

We are small schools with a big heart and an even bigger ambition for all. Both schools are committed to provide a rich educational experience to ensure that all children in our care reach the very best of their potential.

The education of the ‘whole child’ is at the core of our schools ensuring we equip our children with the skills and the belief that they can be the change they want to see in the world. The use of Forest School, outdoor learning and quality educational visits allows us to enrich the curriculum giving our pupils real experiences to enhance their understanding of the topics/skills they are learning.

We strive to be at the very centre of our local communities, working closely with our families and wider community.

I am incredibly proud to lead a team of dedicated staff who open our pupils’ eyes to the amazing world of possibilities around them.

We would love to invite you in to experience our schools as words cannot adequately describe the very special, family, feel that each school embodies.

If you would like to visit one, or both, of our schools, you can contact Mrs Hill on either of the phone numbers listed to arrange a visit.

Thank you once again for your interest in our schools and I look forward to meeting you to tell you more about our wonderful schools.

My very best wishes

Mr Jason Gathercole


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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