News from the School

We’re still an Ofsted Good School | October 16, 2023

As you are aware, our school has recently been the subject of an Ofsted Inspection. The full report has now been published and we are pleased to attach a copy to our Ofsted and Performance Page for reading. The Ofsted Inspection confirms Richard Avenue to be a Good School in all respects. The following comment illustrates the high esteem in which the school is held:

“Pupils in this school treat each other with kindness and respect. They learn and play happily together. Staff show a genuine care for pupils. They know the pupils well and work with families to meet pupils’ needs. This is a welcoming and inclusive school with a true community spirit.”

We are delighted with the report and very proud of the children who behave extremely well and show sensitivity to the needs of others, the staff who provide pupils with a high-quality education, showing good subject knowledge, revisiting what pupils have learned before and build on this learning. The school has high expectations for pupils’ achievement. These expectations inform a curriculum which provides pupils with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. Pupils leave the school well-prepared for secondary education. They work hard, show resilience and achieve well.

School leaders and governors share a vision of helping pupils realise their potential. They have developed strong, trusting relationships with parents and carers and the local community. The school has created an open and inclusive culture in which staff feel highly valued. Staff enjoy working here. They work in collaboration with each other for the good of the pupils.

Thank you everyone for your valued support which has contributed to this very successful result.
Claire McKinney

In Friday Flyer No.57… | October 13, 2023

In this week’s Friday Flyer, we’ve got news of some upcoming spooky halloween discos. We’ve again achieved in PE with awards for both the school and the staff. Also this week the children have been out and about, as well as having some exciting visitors into school. All this and much more. Happy reading!

A message from the School Meals Service | October 3, 2023

Dear Richard Avenue Families,

The school meals service is holding a Celebrating Global Tastes promotional day on Thursday 5th October. On this day the menu will be:

Main course choices

  • Chinese chicken curry with rice & sweetcorn
  • American burger in a bun with fries & baked beans
  • Italian meatballs with spaghetti & sweetcorn


  • American cookie & ice cream
  • fresh fruit salad

We would encourage all children to have a school meal on the day. If your child does not normally have school dinners then please let the school office know in advance if they want to be part of the promotional day so that the kitchen can plan to feed them.

In each year group there will be a lucky golden ticket winner of a cupcake set, who will then enter a prize draw to try and win one of the following star prizes: £20 Amazon voucher (there are 8 prizes available).

World Mental Health Day 2023 | October 2, 2023

World Mental Health Day is almost here . We will be celebrating this on Friday 6th October 2023.

If possible we are aiming to wear yellow or green that day to promote mental health, the children do not need to wear uniform, own clothes are fine if they do not have yellow or green clothes. The theme this year is ‘Mental Health is a right for everyone’.

The children will spend the afternoon thinking about what they can do or already do for their friends to support mental wellbeing and completing activities linked to this. This links in with our schoolwide wellbeing support. We would love you to take some time to talk to your children about the importance of kindness and friendship and the positive impact this can have on others so you can be part of the day too.

In Friday Flyer No.55… | October 1, 2023

In this week’s Friday Flyer, we say goodbye to Miss Murray, who has worked here at Richard Avenue Primary School for many years. We have information about our school filtering system and how we keep your children safe online. Year 3 were lucky to have a visit from a local author, and we share their experiences of the day with Chloe Atkinson. All this and much more. Happy reading!

Richard Avenue Forest School | September 24, 2023

Year 2 are starting our whole school, Forest School sessions!

Each year group has 4 weeks timetabled throughout the year lead by our Forest School Leader, Mrs Dunn. Information will be sent via SeeSaw to individual year groups before sessions begin.

This week the children made mouse houses from natural materials, linking to the story Tidy about the importance of Forest environments.

Please see below examples of appropriate clothing to get muddy and keep us warm and dry.

In Friday Flyer No.54… | September 23, 2023

In this week’s Friday Flyer, we have news of a recent ofsted inspection. There’s information about a Karate Club, as well as our other school clubs, which are again up and running. We also have the dates for our yearly meeting for families of children new into reception class. All this and much more. Happy reading!

In Friday Flyer No.53… | September 16, 2023

In this weeks Friday Flyer, we have our usual upcoming dates of things to be aware of. Miss McKinney give an update about all the wonderful things that were happening in school during Roald Dahl week. We also have an update about the School Clubs, which will be resuming the week commencing Monday 18th September. There is also an update about our Forest School sessions. All this and much more. Happy reading!