International Starters

Thinking of relocating back to the UK?

Looking for a school place for your child?

Looking for a school that understands the challenges children face, returning to or starting school in the UK?

Looking for a warm, friendly school who will welcome you into our school family?

Here at Tarporley CE Primary school we have been blessed with a wide range of international families joining and enhancing our school community. Our staff and children really understand how difficult it can be moving not just schools but countries! 

This is what some of our international families have to say about their experiences:

  • "Situated in the heart of an idyllic English village, Tarporley CE Primary School was the obvious choice for our family when we relocated to England from Saudi Arabia. Jan Lovelock (Admin Officer) was invaluable. Her support and guidance ensured the process ran smoothly and her emails provided a fountain of information and support...from providing details about completing admission forms to organising a school taster day. Our children had never attended a school in England before, but the welcoming community of TPS ensured the transition was a positive one. The school’s nurturing and child centered approach was obvious as soon as you entered the building, with both pupils and staff displaying a sense of pride in their environment. Within the first month we were invited to one of Mrs Forrester’s legendary school assemblies, which cemented our decision had been the correct one.  Both children were happy, making new friends and flourishing. Our only regret? We didn’t find you sooner!" (Mr & Mrs Reilly - May 2021)


  • “We recently returned to the area (mid pandemic) after living abroad and we were, understandably, anxious about how our children would adapt to school life in the UK. Everyone at Tarporley has been fantastically helpful, warm and friendly and very supportive. Most importantly, my children are thriving and happy and making lots of new friends. We love Tarporley CE Primary school!” (Justina McGillivray - April 2021)


  • “From the moment we first contacted the school to the first day that our children started, our experience has been nothing but excellent. We received such a warm welcome from Jan from the administration team, despite the fact we were doing everything remotely from the USA, she was so helpful and informative. Since both children have started in Yrs 3 & 5, their experiences have been very positive, they feel happy and supported and we're so glad we chose Tarporley CE Primary”  (Rich & Martha Clements - April 2021)

If you would like to have a chat with Mrs Lovelock (Admin Officer) Mrs Taylor (Bursar) or Mrs Forrester (Headteacher) about how we can support you through your relocation and how you could join our school you can contact by:

You can also follow the wonderful experiences our children have through our website and our Twitter page: @TarporleyCE

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