Recent Events

BACT Awards Ceremony September 2019

We were invited to the sixth annual awards evening hosted by Burton Albion Community Trust where they showcased their various projects that they deliver across the community, including their work with schools.  I’m thrilled to tell you they honoured our very own Mrs Care with the School Sports Star award recognising the fabulous work she does both in school and working in partnership with the trust.  We are SO proud!  Congatulations Mrs Care, a well deserved award.

Proud HT!

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Outstanding sport at Richard Clarke!

Our Sports Day has been won by Drabble team! WOW! For the first time in some years, Clarke have been beaten and the team in green won the day with their awesome sporting skills. Thank you to everyone who came along and supported. We’d also like to say thank you former premier league star Matty Fryatt for joining us to present our prstigious afPE award! We’re proud of the quality of PE here at our school!

Year Four children enjoying the day!

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Transition Ahoy – July 2019

Year Four are preparing to fly our Richard Clarke nest and have spent two days at their new school. For most, children will be off to Oldfields Hall Middle School in Uttoxter. As part of the transition process, children have taken part in lessons, sports activities and tours of their new school.

Don’t miss Year Four’s Got Talent taking place in our school hall on Thursday, 18th July at 9.30am! It’s your last chance to see these fantastic children in action before they leave!

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Easter/Spring in a box competition 2019

Well done for taking part in our Easter/Spring in a box competition!  Your entries were fantastic and, as always, very creative.  I loved the entry that literally put, a spring in a box!  Very witty!

Congratulations to the winners and runners up, we hope you enjoyed your Easter eggs.  The winners were chosen democratically by the children.

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Rugby Success, April 2019


Well done to our year 4 Rugby team, pictured above who came second in the Rugby Competition held at Robert Sutton in Burton. Each and everyone one of the team played well and during the round stages won every match with ease.

The semi-final could have gone either way but they dug deep, worked well as a team and won the match 6-4 with player of the match Lottie Graney scoring four of the 6 tries, here she is getting her medal, leading the team through.

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Hockey Competition at Shobnall, March 2019


Congratulations to our year 4 Hockey team who competed in the Shobnall competition on Friday 29th March. Along with over 12 other schools in two tables our team played 5 matches trying to get through the rounds to be within the top two. Unfortunately we were up against some very tough teams and didn’t get through the round stage.

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Plastic Fantastic Fashion Show, March 2019

Thank you for your support with the #PassOnPlastic fashion show on Thursday. Not only did it give us the opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of recycling and how to reduce pollution it also created an opportunity for us to be creative and put on our fun show. The children were brilliant and so confident, we were really proud.

It was such a wonderful afternoon and we raised awareness of this great cause to help with the issue of plastic pollution in our oceans. Burton Albion and Billy Brewer commented on how much they enjoyed the visit to our school to join in with raising awareness for this issue. We will be making a small donation from the money raised to the charity Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) that are based in Devon and are devoted to cleaning up our seas.

Well done to Lily, our ex pupil, for running the whole project! Brilliant job.

The money raised (£146.00) will be put together with the disco money to buy a brand new resource called ‘1 decision’ that will help us deliver an improved PSHEe (Personal, social, health, economic education) curriculum.

Thank you again for your co-operation.

Miss Wain

Email from Grandparent said: ‘Just a short email to say how much I enjoyed the show yesterday. So much work put in by staff and pupils who were all very enthusiastic. What a brilliant idea from the young lady concerned.’

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Mother’s day lunch, March 2019

Thank you for all the lovely comments from Mum’s and Gran’s who came for lunch this week. We are glad you enjoyed it and we have passed on your thanks to all the staff involved to make this happen.

Email from one parent: ‘Thank you so much for the invitation for Mother’s Day lunch. It was so lovely eating with the children. They should all be very proud of how well mannered and behaved they were. A real credit to you and all of your wonderful staff. Please pass on my thank you to the catering team, the food was delicious!’


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Year 4 visit Hawkstone Park, March

Year 4 have visited Hawkstone Park near Hodnet, Shropshire as part of their exciting fantasy-fuelled topic Through the Wardrobe.

Hawkstone Park is one the most unusual and unique landscapes in the UK – home to fascinating follies, special trees, grottos and towers. Even facing the typical British weather didn’t put us off! Mud, rain and lots of smiles were the order of the day.

Hopefully, our wonderful visit will inspire the children to write fantasy stories. After all, the BBC chose Hawkstone Park in the late 1980s to film part of their Narnia series.

Check out some of our photo picks from today!

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GANAS project share – 13th February 2019

Thank you for all the wonderful and creative projects that have come into school this week. We hope you enjoyed all the collaborative learning that has taken place around your projects. We certainly feel the children get a lot out of this style of learning. The variety of projects is what amazes us from cakes to powerpoints, to blogs, to models, to posters, to games, it’s extraordinary!  Well done all!

Quote from one of my Governors who came:

‘What a glorious visit today to view the children’s work. I spoke to several. They were enthusiastic and fascinated not just with their own projects but everyone else’s too. What a lot of vocabulary these projects stimulate. Pass my congratulations onto the staff and parents and children for enabling it.’


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