The Richard Clarke First School is a small, happy, friendly, rural community school, situated in Abbots Bromley.
The village itself has a rich cultural heritage and the school takes its name from a local man who made his fortune in London. He bequeathed money to build a school to carry his name. The school celebrated its 450th anniversary in 2007. Today, the endowment fund still supplements the school budget and his legacy continues.
Richard Clarke First School aims are:
- To be a happy school, where everyone has a friend
- To do our best all of the time
- To care for each other and the environment
- To listen to all the staff and children, so that we can learn
- To follow the school rules
- To be the best school ever
Our school motto is T.E.A.M – Together Everyone Achieves More and we celebrate individual success whilst fostering a team spirit.
Ofsted 2012 summary - Richard Clarke First is a good school in which the school's core values of teamwork, respect, consideration, friendship and success are embraced by pupils and adults alike and underpin the life and work of the school. As a result, pupils are confident and enthusiastic learners and their behaviour is outstanding.
See February 2012 Ofsted Inspection Report (download PDF) for more details.
The Pupil Premium for 2012-13 is allocated to schools with pupils on a roll who have been eligible for free school meals at any time in the last six years. Each pupil attracts £600. Schools have the freedom to spend the premium in a way they think will best support raising of attainment of the most vulnerable children. This financial year the money has been put towards buying valuable Phonics Resources for the whole school phonics teaching, as well as helping to ensure that teaching assistant time is used for targeted support groups.
Our equalities objectives for 2012-2013 are as follows:
To provide a rich and varied menu of after school clubs to include sporting and non-sporting activities for all pupils.
To establish an e-safety committee to raise awareness of cyber bullying and possible reasons for its consequences to children and parents.